Blood Test in Young Foals Might Predict Osteochondrosis

  • Print
  • Email
  • Favorite
  • Share
  • Newsletters

Measurement of osteocalcin (a marker of joint metabolism) in 2-week-old foals might be useful for identifying foals at risk for developing osteochondrosis.

Osteochondrosis (OC) is a developmental orthopedic disease that results from a disruption in the growth of articular cartilage located in specific joints, most frequently the tarsocrural joint in the hock. The exact causes of OC remai

To continue reading this article, become a member of TheHorse.com.

It's FREE and you'll get full access to more than 20,000 articles, video, free reports & more.

Sign In
Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com. Learn More

Free Newsletters

Sign up for the latest in:

From our partners