Equine Degenerative Joint Disease

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Degenerative Joint Disease in Horses

DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease) or arthritis is commonly seen in horses. Causes include general wear and tear, chronic overuse of joints in training, trauma or the natural process of age.

Once DJD has developed, it can't be reversed but it can be managed and also prevented by different methods. Medical management include injections with Pentosan to aid in joint inflammation, inhibit destructive enzymes and improved joint fluid and cartilage quality.












Action of Pentosan

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Please make an appointment with one of our horse vets for more information.