Effective management of developmental orthopedic disease (DOD) in horses often requires intensive monitoring and willingness to change approaches based on the incidence of disease.
The Global Equine Research Alliance designed and carried out the following work.
There have been several surgical procedures developed in the last few years to aid in treating musculoskeletal disease in horses.
In recent years there have been advancements in the use of biological therapies for musculoskeletal disease.
Medical management of human athletes is a billion dollar a year industry and there are some aspects that are similar to the equine industry.
Selection of treatments for joint disease in horses is complicated by the fact that there are so many options to choose from.
Musculoskeletal diseases in racehorses are common and can lead to catastrophic injuries requiring euthanasia of the horse.
Management of pain in older horses, especially brood mares and stallions, can be challenging.
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