ARTHRITIS / JOINT CONDITIONS
SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS / JOINT CONDITIONS
- Swollen joints
- Uneven gait
- Pain and tenderness
- Change in personality to being ridden
- Excess joint fluid
CAUSES OF ARTHRITIS / JOINT CONDITIONS
Arthritis will often occur changes in the regular structure and function. It can be triggered by injury through trauma where the bone or cartilage is damaged or the roughening of the smooth surfaces from infection. Causes can be from poor confirmation, mineral deficiencies, poor feeding, repetitive stress or injury and imbalances in the body.
DIAGNOSIS OF ARTHRITIS / JOINT CONDITIONS
Your Vet will diagnose your horse of arthritis by a physical exam, x-rays and a lameness exam. The test performed can be flexion tests to locate the area, this is done by putting pressure on certain joints to make the pain in the joint obvious to the vet.
TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS / JOINT CONDITIONS
Prevention is always best, and this includes good diet, supplementation, and movement. Anti-inflammatories, pain relief and joint lubrication are key.
PRODUCT & DOSE RATE
ProflamAid Plus - Begin with 50g daily, reduce to 25g when improvement is noticeable. Can be increased as needed. Continue with this dosage until the horse has dramatically improved, usually a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Equigesic can be given when acute pain is present AlphaFlax Oil.