Chris E. Kawcak, DVM, PhD, DACVS
There have been several surgical procedures developed in the last few years to aid in treating musculoskeletal disease in horses.
The Global Equine Research Alliance designed and carried out the following work.
In recent years there have been advancements in the use of biological therapies for musculoskeletal disease.
Medical management of human athletes is a billion dollar a year industry and there are some aspects that are similar to the equine industry.
Selection of treatments for joint disease in horses is complicated by the fact that there are so many options to choose from.
Effective management of developmental orthopedic disease (DOD) in horses often requires intensive monitoring and willingness to change approaches based on the incidence of disease.