Retrospective study of the effect of intra-articular treatment of osteoarthritis of the distal tarsal joints in 51 horses

R Labens, D J Mellor, L C Voûte

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis of the distal tarsal joints, affecting the centrodistal and tarsometatarsal joints, is a common cause of hindlimb lameness in horses. This paper describes the outcome of the intra-articular treatment of 51 horses with the condition with either methylprednisolone acetate (mpa) or triamcinolone acetonide (tr), either with or without hyaluronic acid (ha). The outcome was assessed in terms of the changes in the horses' grade of lameness. Follow-up information was obtained from the owners by means of a telephone questionnaire. Horses treated once with mpa or tr, either with or without ha, improved after a median of 56 days (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-6
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume161
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Horse Diseases
  • Horses
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Lameness, Animal
  • Male
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tarsal Joints
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Triamcinolone

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