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Getting the most out of your horse’s joint injections

Horse joint injections are all too common in today’s equine world and one of the main reasons why I opted to go to the opposite side and seek alternative options, as a veterinarian.  The most common reason for use of a joint injection is joint disease, arthritis, with the intent or purpose to alleviate pain and prolong or improve performance.  In many, use of a joint injection is warranted in one horse while in another, not so much.  In either case, if we do decide to go that route, with an injection, you need to understand the pros, the cons and what options are before you to help extend the effects of those injections.  After all, a joint injection is not cheap and does not come without harm. (more…)

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