Joint health in horses
The outcome of a one-time event or of repeated impact through athletic activity, equine osteoarthritis results in inflammation and, eventually, cartilage damage. Equine osteoarthritis is a progressive, chronic disease that causes the degeneration of joints, resulting in pain, stiffness, and lameness in horses.
Equine osteoarthritis and joint pain in horses
Equine osteoarthritis treatments
The goals of treating equine osteoarthritis are to minimize pain, lameness, and further deterioration of the joint. Although osteoarthritis is not curable, it is possible to manage your horse’s pain and discomfort, control swelling, prolong athletic function, and maximize the horse's lifespan.