Veterinarians evaluate each case of lameness for potential signs of osteoarthritis whether in young or old horses
In horses, it’s estimated that up to 60 percent of lameness cases are associated with osteoarthritis. Yet, not every equine lameness case signals the start of this progressive disease that doesn’t (yet) have a cure.
That’s why veterinarians evaluate each case in detail to determine its cause and outline treatments. Treatment options may be similar to dogs and cats, but the way the disease is expressed – especially in
performance horses that are asked to slide, stop or jump – may be dramatically different than in the family dog.