Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease

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Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine's Effects on Equine OA

August 04, 2012

Study shows this treatment for mild osteoarthritis has longer lasting effects than previously thought.... Read More

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Commentary: Past, Present, and Future of Equine Stem Cells

July 06, 2012

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of stem cells in equine medicine.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Administration Routes in Horses Compared

June 26, 2012

Study finds that dexamethasone (DXM) behaves similarly regardless of how it enters the horse's body.... Read More

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Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More

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Joint Disease and Cartilage Repair in Horses

May 23, 2012

Joint disease is a common lameness cause and a primary reason why many horses' athletic careers end. ... Read More

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Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)

January 29, 2012

Patella infections in foals, while uncommon, can result in prolonged and severe stifle joint infection.... Read More

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In-Depth: Equine Lameness (AAEP 2011)

January 28, 2012

Tim Lynch, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, Fla., describes lameness topics.... Read More

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LSU Seeks Horses with Front Limb Lameness Due to OA

December 26, 2011

The study will test a novel neutriceutical for the treatment of lameness in horses due to osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Joint Therapies In Depth (AAEP 2011)

December 02, 2011

Dr. Larry Bramlage discusses the latest research on treating joint problems in horses.... Read More

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Green-Lipped Mussel Product Beneficial for Horses with OA

October 09, 2011

A green-lipped mussel-derived product could be useful for combating some signs of osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

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New Approach for Treating Horses with OCD Lesions

August 30, 2011

Cornell University researchers are examining the use of degradable pins for treating OCD lesions in horses.... Read More

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The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More

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Emerging Osteoarthritis Therapies

August 01, 2011

Supplements, polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, and regenerative medicines are some approaches for treating OA.... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy and PSGAGs: Effects on Arthritis

July 24, 2011

Researchers recently investigated how certain arthritic joint tissues respond to treatments such as shock wave... Read More

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Synovial Fluid's Effect on Stem Cells

July 21, 2011

Fluid caused little reaction in some horses' stem cells but promoted or inhibited growth in others.... Read More

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Horses with Osteoarthritis Sought for Study

June 18, 2011

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking horses diagnosed with osteoarthritis to ... Read More

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Researchers Explore Treating Arthritis at Molecular Level

June 16, 2011

Researchers are examining a promising genetic lab approach to curing osteoarthritis (OA) in horses.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Seminar for Horse Owners Scheduled

May 16, 2011

"The Horse Owner's Guide to Regenerative Medicine" will take place June 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., in Lexington... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

April 01, 2011

Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative therapy that can be used to treat horses with tendon/ligament injuries.... Read More

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Lameness: Joints

March 17, 2011

During the 2010 AAEP Convention, veterinarians discussed technologies and treatments for joints and lameness.... Read More

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Ethyl Alcohol for Pastern Joint Fusion (AAEP 2010)

March 02, 2011

Any lameness can be tough for a veterinarian to treat and resolve, but pastern joint lameness caused by osteoarthritis can be especially problematic. In low-motion joints, sometimes the solution to lameness troubles is physiologic fusion (fixation of... Read More

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Joint Issues in Horses (AAEP 2010)

February 07, 2011

Summary of presentations on joint issues in horses from the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners.... Read More

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Researcher: Realistic Expectations Key to Managing Osteoarthritis

January 18, 2011

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an incurable joint condition that affects horses of all ages and is thought to have a hand in up to 60% of all lameness cases. According to Janny C. de Grauw, DVM, PhD, from the Department of Equine Sciences at Utrecht ... Read More

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Stem Cells Improve Cartilage Repair for Arthritic Horses (AAEP 2010)

December 31, 2010

Osteoarthritis (sometimes called degenerative joint disease) is the most common cause of lameness in horses and currently there is no cure. However, researchers continue to improve available treatment methods. At the 2010 American Association ... Read More

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Bone Spavin Researchers: Alcohol Joint Fusion Effective (AAEP 2010)

December 29, 2010

Bone spavin in horses, or osteoarthritis of the distal tarsal (lower hock) joints, is a "common cause of equine lameness, resulting in lost training days and limiting affected horses' careers," says James Carmalt, MA, VetMB, MVetSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ABVP... Read More