Early action could help decrease the long-term effects of osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis – often referred to simply as OA – is painful, not only for humans, but for their horses, too. The condition, in which the horse’s protective joint cartilage erodes, leading to bone exposure, is one common factor contributing to lameness. But lameness is not the only symptom. By looking for other earlier symptoms, such as inflammation, and taking steps to mitigate them, horse owners may be able to keep OA from becoming a significant problem.