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bog spavin in horses
Bog Spavin (Tarsocrural Joint Effusion) in Horses: Causes, Treatment & Prognosis Sara Rice, MSc. | June 11, 2024 | Conditions, Joint Health

Bog spavin is a common term for effusion in the horse's tarsocrural joint. This painful condition describes inflammation and fluid accumulation in the joint capsule between the tibia and the tarsal bo...

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Shoe Boils (Olecranon Bursitis or Capped Elbow) in Horses: Causes, Treatment & Prevention Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | May 24, 2024 | Care & Management, Conditions, Horse Health, Joint Health

When a horse lies down for extended periods, especially with long-heeled horseshoes or on shallow bedding, prolonged pressure and "squishing" from the hoof on the elbow can occur, leading to a conditi...

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Degenerative Joint Disease in Horses: Types, Development, Prevalence & Management | April 9, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Joint Health

Degenerative joint disease (also called arthritis) refers to degeneration and loss of the articular cartilage, cartilage within a joint space that protects the bones on either side of a joint. As the ...

Flexion test in horses
Flexion Tests in Horses for Lameness & Pre-Purchase Evaluations: Uses & Limitations Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | March 28, 2024 | Horse Health, Joint Health

Flexion tests are a component of the diagnostic work-up for lameness in horses. These tests exacerbate pre-existing soreness or irritation in the limbs to make subtle lameness more obvious. Veterinari...

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Horses
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Horses: Uses, Benefits & Side Effects Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | May 28, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Joint Health, Medications

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a regenerative therapy used to treat horses with tendon and ligament injuries. PRP is a blood preparation where plasma, the water and protein component of blood containin...

steroid joint injection in horses
Corticosteroid Joint Injections in Horses: Uses, Side Effects, & Evidence Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | May 28, 2024 | Horse Health, Joint Health, Medications

Corticosteroids are a class of medication used to treat inflammation and pain. Corticosteroid joint injections are a common treatment for arthritis in horses. When injected directly into a joint, cort...

Synovial Joint Infections in Horses
Synovial Joint Infections in Horses: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | May 27, 2024 | Conditions, Horse Health, Joint Health

Synovial infections in horses refer to infections in the synovial structures, which include joints, bursae, and tendon sheaths. These infections can be severe and potentially career-ending for equine ...

Stifle Joint Lameness
Stifle Lameness in Horses: Causes, Treatment & Prevention Jane Meggitt, BA | April 6, 2024 | Horse Health, Joint Health

Lameness in the horse's stifle joint can result in shortened stride length, reluctance to work or a rough canter. While lameness is more commonly attributed to problems with the hock joint, stifle lam...