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Equine Osteochondritis Dissecans. Presentation by Lisa M Janssen. Equine OCD, What is it?. Developmental joint disease in horses usually < 1 yr old Bone malformation causing pain. Causes of Equine OCD. Mulitfactorial Rapid Growth or Development Nutritional Imbalance Inheritability

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Equine osteochondritis dissecans

Equine OsteochondritisDissecans

Presentation by Lisa M Janssen


Equine ocd what is it

Equine OCD, What is it?

  • Developmental joint disease in horses usually < 1 yr old

  • Bone malformation causing pain


Causes of equine ocd

Causes of Equine OCD

  • Mulitfactorial

    • Rapid Growth or Development

    • Nutritional Imbalance

    • Inheritability

    • Hormonal Imbalance

    • Trauma and Exercise


Types of equine ocd

Types of Equine OCD

  • Femoropatellar

    • Commonly seen in Thoroughbreds

    • Clinical Signs

    • Diagnosis

    • Treatment


Types of equine ocd1

Types of Equine OCD

  • Tarsocrural

    • Commonly seen in Standardbreds and young racehorses in training

    • Clinical Signs

    • Diagnosis

    • Treatment


Types of equine ocd2

Types of Equine OCD

  • Scapulohumeral

    • The most severely debilitating form

    • Clinical Signs

    • Diagnosis

    • Treatment


Managing horses with ocd

Managing Horses with OCD

  • Dietary Management

    • Purina Specialty Feeds

  • Feed-On Supplementation

    • Steadfast Equine

    • Recovery®EQ

    • Cosequin for Horses

  • Injectable Solutions

    • Legend for Horses

    • Adequan for Horses


Conclusions and recommendations

Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Equine OCD is a manageable condition

  • Contact your Veterinarian

  • Consult a certified Equine Nutritionist


Equine osteochondritis dissecans

Questions?


References

References

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  • Cody W. Faerber and others, Equine Medicine and Management: Medicine and Management (Animal Health Publications, 2000), p.27.

  • David R. Hodgson and Reuben J. Rose, Manual of Equine Practices2nd Edition (St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2002), p. 126.

  • Dr. Christopher R. Bryon, “OsteochondritisDissecans” American College of Veterinary Surgery, 17 Jun 2008, retrieved Mar 2009<http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/

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  • Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, “Developmental Orthopaedic Disease: Problems of Limbs in Young Horses” Colorado State University, Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, retrieved Mar 2009 <http://www.equineortho.colostate.edu/questions/dod.htm>.

  • Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, “Diagnosis and Treatment of OsteochondritisDissecans” Colorado State University, Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, retrieved Mar 2009 <http://www.equineortho.colostate.edu/questions/ocd.htm>.

  • Dr. Daniel Keenan, Dr. Ron McAlister, and Dr. LynseyMakkreel, “Osteochondrosis” Keenan McAlister Equine, 29 May 2008, retrieved Mar 2009 <http://keenanmcalister.com/Osteochondrosis%20(OCD).pdf>.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Green, “OsteochondritisDessicans: Translated” The University of Vermont, Jul 2001, retrieved Mar 2009 <http://asci.uvm.edu/equine/law/articles/lameness.htm>.

  • Dr. Nerida Richards, “Elevated Blood Insulin Concentrations And OCD” Horseyard.com.au, 29 Sep 2008, retrieved Mar 2009<http://www.horseyard.com.au/

  • index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=79822&Itemid=142>.

  • Lon D. Lewis and others, Feeding and Care of the Horse (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 1995), p. 281.

  • “Osteochondrosis” Biomeica Laboratories Inc., 01 Jan 2006, retrieved Mar 2009

  • <http://www.recoveryeq.com/osteochondrosis_horses.htm>.

  • “OsteochondritisDissecans” The Merck Veterinary Manual. Philadelphia: National Publishing Inc., 2008. Jan 2008: Merek & Co. Inc; retrieved Mar 2009 <http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/90404.htm>.

  • Ted S. Stashak and Ora Robert Adams, Adams’ Lameness in Horses (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2002), p. 950.


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