23 June 2011

What is symptoms of equine joint damage pain.

         Horse joints are highly susceptible to injury. Once the joint is compromised, it will often cause lameness or pain. Signs and symptoms of equine joint damage include.

- Stiffness after inactivity
- Inflammation
-  Crackling or grating feeling under the skin of the joint (Crepitus)
- Decreased performance joint
- Inability to perform activities that were once performed with ease
- Appearance of bumps on the extremities
- Pain after activity
- The equine joints are feeling hot and tender (usually felt on the fetlock or joint)
- Swelling
- Lameness
- Raised foot (not wanting to stand on the joint)

Note: Horse joints may have a damaging effect upon joint cartilage.