Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)


Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More


Managing Young Horses

September 15, 2015

Care for horses under the age of 4 with their future health and performance in mind.... Read More


Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More


Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Developmental Orthopedic Disease

January 10, 2015

Developmental orthopedic disease is a catch-all phrase for syndromes contributing to poor skeletal development in foals.... Read More


Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More


Do Horses with Osteochondral Lesions Always Need Surgery?

October 16, 2013

Osteochondral lesions on young horses' X rays might appear worrisome, but surgery isn't always necessary.... Read More


Equine Osteochondrosis Terminology Revamped

September 07, 2013

A better understanding of the lesions found in growing horse skeletons has led to clearer terminology.... Read More


New Osteochondrosis Lesion Scoring System Developed

August 27, 2013

French researchers tested the new grading scale on 392 young horses screened for osteochondrosis.... Read More


Some Osteochondral Lesions Could Resolve Naturally

August 11, 2013

Research shows that many radiographic findings in weanlings can change--usually for the better--within a year.... Read More


Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More


Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More


Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More


Genetic Basis of Osteochondritis Dissecans Probed

December 20, 2012

English researchers have taken a step forward in understanding a potential genetic component of OC.... Read More


Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More


Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

April 11, 2012

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes.... Read More


A Closer Look at Treating Stifle Disease in Horses

April 11, 2012

Veterinarians treated horse stifle injuries with corticosteroid injections, stem cell approaches, and surgery.... Read More


Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More


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


Providing Nutritional Support for the Equine Skeletal System

February 14, 2011

Nutritional supplements can support healthy joint, bone, and connective tissue function in horses. ... Read More


Young Horse Development: Birth to Six Months

February 01, 2011

Learn about the factors contributing to a foal's healthy development as he grows into a young horse: Genetics, nutrition, social development, immunity, growth rates, weaning, hoof care, and more.... Read More


What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More


Equine Research Priorities

March 01, 2010

In 2009 the AAEP Foundation conducted a survey to assess the thoughts and opinions of the membership in defining and prioritizing the needs for equine health research. This followed an initial survey in 2003 to establish needs for equine research...... Read More


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


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