Equine Arthritis: Multiple Terms For The Same Issue

As horses age, similar to humans, their joints can develop damage from wear and tear. This wear and tear in horses is osteoarthritis: degeneration of the tissues of the entire joint. In the affected joint, the cartilage at the end of the bone degrades and there is inflammation in the joint.

While humans can get other types of arthritis, like immune-mediated rheumatoid arthritis, this type of arthritis is not seen in horses. When a horse is diagnosed with degenerative joint disease, OA or as having “arthritis,” these are all the same term for arthritis.

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