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Equine Joint Pain: A White Paper

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Horse Health: A White Paper addressing how to prevent and relieve equine joint pain in performance and pleasure horses. June 2016 INTRODUCTION Signs of poor joint condition and arthritis can be found in both performance and pleasure horses. As would be expected, horse trainers, owners, and veterinarians face many conditions associated with their horses’ high impact activities, high performance levels, endurance activities, and aging joints. But poor joint condition is not limited to high performance and senior horses. Arthritic changes have also been found in young horses and horses in light work. Osteoarthritis can happen in any horse, and early...

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