Bursitis and Synovitis

A swelling on the limb that might or might not be accompanied by lameness could be the first sign of bursitis or synovitis. These are similar, moderately common inflammatory conditions of the structures that produce synovial (joint) fluid.

"When synovial structures become inflamed, distension (swelling) and pain can follow," says Joanne Kramer, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, clinical assistant

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