Inflamed vs Healthy Joints

Traumatic joint disease is the leading cause of lameness in horses, and it can happen to any horse at any time. It may be caused by one incident, although it is most likely to appear after repeated episodes of stress and trauma to the joint, particularly in athletic horses. The effects of traumatic and degenerative joint disease can be devastating, often resulting in poor performance, downtime and economic loss. That’s why early recognition, diagnosis and appropriate treatment are critical to minimize damage to the affected joint.

 

Inflamed Joint

 

Healthy Joint