Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease


Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More


Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More


Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Parvathy Thampi

September 25, 2016

Parvathy Thampi is investigating the mechanisms that limit joint cartilage's ability to repair.... Read More


Horse Knees: The Crooked, Chipped, and Inflamed

September 21, 2016

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


Equine NSAID Best Practices

September 03, 2016

Your veterinarian will decide which NSAID is best for your horse. Always adhere to his or her administration guidelines.... Read More


What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More


Researchers Study Method to Detect Equine Arthritis Early

August 17, 2016

Scientists say molecular changes to an in-joint protein layer called lubricin could indicate osteoarthritis development.... Read More


FDA Approves Equine Firocoxib Tablets

August 01, 2016

Merial says the prescription tablets will be available on the market in early fall.... Read More


Joint Supplements and Equine Osteoarthritis

July 20, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness. Could a joint supplement help affected horses? Maybe, says one researcher.... Read More


The Incredible Equine Neck

July 11, 2016

From perils to preservation tactics: How your horse can hurt his neck and ways to prevent injury. ... Read More


Beyond Osteoarthritis: 'Other' Causes of Joint Disease

June 22, 2016

Early diagnosis and proper treatment can make the difference in whether the horse can return to soundness.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.


Autologous Conditioned Serum Composition Evaluated

June 15, 2016

This treatment uses the horse's blood to generate serum enriched with growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators.... Read More


Bone Spur Prognosis

June 01, 2016

Our gelding's broken hock healed with bone spurs. What is the long-term prognosis for affected horses?... Read More


Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. ... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Melissa Siard

April 23, 2016

Siard is studying inflamm-aging in senior horses, polyphenols as anti-inflammatory treatments, and more.... Read More


Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More


Caring for and Keeping Older Horses

March 20, 2016

Owners should watch senior horses closely for signs of decline and contact their veterinarians if problems arise.... Read More


Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Emma Adam

February 27, 2016

Adam's research studies the formation and repair of articular cartilage in horses. ... Read More

Galbraith says good conformation and judicious training can help a reiner continue performing past his youth.


Super Senior Sport Horses

February 26, 2016

Meet three equine athletes that are excelling in their golden years.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.


The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More


Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More


Equine Joint Therapies: What to Know

December 15, 2015

There are joint treatments galore, but your vet can help determine which option is best suited for your horse.... Read More


Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis: What's the Difference?

December 09, 2015

What's the difference between osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis?... Read More