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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
references
References
  • Andrew Higgins and I.M. Wright, The Equine Manual (St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Health Sciences, 1995), p. 854.
  • 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
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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 .
  • Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith, “Diagnosis and Treatment of OsteochondritisDissecans” Colorado State University, Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, retrieved Mar 2009 .
  • Dr. Daniel Keenan, Dr. Ron McAlister, and Dr. LynseyMakkreel, “Osteochondrosis” Keenan McAlister Equine, 29 May 2008, retrieved Mar 2009 .
  • Dr. Elizabeth Green, “OsteochondritisDessicans: Translated” The University of Vermont, Jul 2001, retrieved Mar 2009 .
  • Dr. Nerida Richards, “Elevated Blood Insulin Concentrations And OCD” Horseyard.com.au, 29 Sep 2008, retrieved Mar 2009
  • 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
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  • “OsteochondritisDissecans” The Merck Veterinary Manual. Philadelphia: National Publishing Inc., 2008. Jan 2008: Merek & Co. Inc; retrieved Mar 2009 .
  • Ted S. Stashak and Ora Robert Adams, Adams’ Lameness in Horses (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2002), p. 950.
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