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Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses.
Researchers suspected that in some cases of septic arthritis bacteria might damage cartilage canals and interrupt blood supply. And in that situation, genetics—osteochondrosis’ most common cause—would have nothing to do with the resulting lesions.
Irish scientists recently tested a new OCD repair method that’s based on the idea of replacing the damaged tissue with healthy tissue.
Researchers found that their technique for removing ostoechondral fragments from the hock was efficient and had few postoperative complications.
Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments.
Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing.
How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.
Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly.
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