Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease

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'Activity Monitors' for Assessing Pain in Arthritic Horses Discussed

July 27, 2010

Activity monitors, which are small pedometerlike instruments, have been used in some scientific studies in horses, but they are still not widely used. Scientists have asked whether we're missing the boat or overestimating the applicability o... Read More

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MRI Useful in Identifying How Arthritis Progresses, Study Shows

June 11, 2010

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful for identifying arthritis and other joint diseases, but a new study found that it could be used to measure bone density and sclerosis - abnormal hardening of the bone. Subchondral bone scler... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell) Conference

June 03, 2010

Stem cell research for injuries from the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. ... Read More

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Collagen Shown More Effective for Arthritic Horses

May 26, 2010

Type II collagen might be more effective than glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate for arthritic horses.... Read More

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Joint Structure and Function

May 01, 2010

There are three types of equine joints: synovial, fibrous, and cartilaginous... Read More

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Equine Joint Supplements

May 01, 2010

Get the facts on choosing an equine joint supplement, including a seven-step quality evaluation process.... Read More

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Equine Arthritis

May 01, 2010

Equine arthritis refers to an inflammation of the joint, and there are four different types.... Read More

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Equine Lameness

May 01, 2010

Get the facts on lameness in horses, from causes to diagnosis, treatment, and future prognosis.... Read More

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Osteoarthritis: Not Just an Old Horse Disease

April 01, 2010

Studies show 60% of all equine lamenesses are related to osteoarthritis, and while it is incurable, there are treatments available and research is ongoing. More than 60% of equine lameness is attributable to OA.... Read More

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Beyond Osteoarthritis: 'Other' Causes of Joint Disease

April 01, 2010

An estimated 60% of horse lameness is caused by osteoarthritis, so that means 40% of lamenesses are caused by something else. We will look at the form and function of the equine joint, some of these "other" causes of joint disease, and...... Read More

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Joint Injury and Arthritis in Horses: Searching for Solutions

April 01, 2010

Researchers have developed diagnostic, preventive, and treatment options for equine musculoskeletal problems.... Read More

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Milne Lecture: The Horse's Fetlock

March 08, 2010

Orthopedics, disease and repair of the horse's fetlock joint were presented at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Lameness Treatments

March 08, 2010

Treatments for lameness in horses, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV.... Read More

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The Horse's Fetlock Joint: Injury, Disease, and Repair

March 05, 2010

The normal functions of bones, cartilage, soft tissues, and fluids within the fetlock joint--and joint disease... Read More

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Equine Lameness and Surgery Advances Discussed at AAEP

February 25, 2010

The hottest news in equine lameness and surgery was presented the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention.... Read More

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Hyaluronic Acid and Steroids: Effects on Equine Cartilage Cells

February 13, 2010

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of wastage in the equine industry, especially considering that an estimated 81% of the 9.3 million horses in America are involved in equitation and performance. A mainstay treatment for OA is the use of ... Read More

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Arthrodesis of the Hock Joint

February 11, 2010

Osteoarthritis of the distal (lower) hock joints is a common performance problem in sport horses. ... Read More

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Current Joint Therapies in Equine Veterinary Practice

February 06, 2010

Seventy percent of vets surveyed use corticosteroids in their intra-articular therapeutic strategy, usually combined with another medications, such as hyaluronic acid (HA) or the antibiotic amikacin. For 22%, personal experience ... Read More

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New Treatment for Equine Osteoarthritis Investigated (AAEP 2009)

February 03, 2010

Polyglycan, the novel formulation made up of hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (HACSAG), is labeled for intra-articular post-surgical lavage and replacement of synovial fluid. It is not currently marketed or approved as... Read More

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Nonsurgical Joint Therapies

January 28, 2010

Nonsurgical therapies for treating joints have come a long way in recent years, and they’re advancing daily.... Read More

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Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis in Horses Reviewed

January 09, 2010

Osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal joint (the lower joint space of the knee in a horse's front leg) is a debilitating and life-threatening condition. However, surgically fusing the joint appears to be a viable treatment option in affected ... Read More

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Nonsurgical Joint Therapies

January 01, 2010

One veterinarian discusses the current knowledge and uses of nonsurgical joint problem treatment options including cortison injections, stem cells, interleukin receptor antagonist (IRAP), and platelet-rich plasma.... Read More

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Infected Joints' Bacteria Examined in New Study

December 23, 2009

While many veterinarians have long suspected that infected joints from which bacteria can be cultured result in a poorer outcome than horses from which no bacteria could be cultured, this hypothesis was recently substantiated by a group of Unit... Read More