Equine joint disorders

Joints can be affected primarily by :

trauma – fractures or chips

arthritis = DJD (degenerative joint disease) = OA (osteoarthritis)

sepsis – infected due to hematogenous spread, local extension, or direct trauma

osteochondrosis – developmental abnormalities in bone/cartilage

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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.