Osteoarthritis and joint injury and disease. If you own a performance horse or have ever dealt with lameness, you’ve likely heard these words tossed around. This is because the strain of a performance horse’s repeated effort performing movements or clearing fences takes its toll on joints’ synovial fluid and cartilage.
With osteoarthritis, for instance, cartilage degrades faster than it can rebuild, which in turn causes inflammation in the joint. In
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