Interesting facts on the subject of "Arthrosis in horses 

Arthrosis

Osteoarthritis is a medical term for painful joint wear. In principle, all joints can be affected, but those that are subjected to great stress are most commonly affected.

Causes:
The horse's joints are designed for moderate continuous use. However, everyday life is different. Short-term exertion and stress, e.g. of sport horses, cause the cartilage to wear out more quickly. Overweight or heredity can also play a role.

Course of the disease:
Osteoarthritis is a slowly progressive damage of the joints. At first, only the articular cartilage is affected, but later all the structures involved in joint structure and function, such as synovial fluid, synovial membrane, capsules, ligaments and muscles, are also affected.

The course of the disease can be divided into four stages. The first stage is the inflammatory phase. Here the synovial layer, the ligaments and the bursa become inflamed. In the second stage, the destructive phase, there is damage to cartilage and bone. The degenerative phase, also called stage three, is characterised by unstable joints and marginal ridges. Bony spans and humps form. The last and fourth stage is the burnt-out phase. There are no more inflammatory episodes and the joints stiffen.

Osteoarthritis cannot be cured. However, there are ways to relieve the symptoms and stop the progression of the disease.

Treatment:
Many horse owners have good experiences with preparations to protect and build up the cartilage. For a long time, hyaluronic acid was injected directly into the joint to improve lubrication. Joint lubrication is indeed very important for smooth movement, but this method is associated with pain and the risk of pathogen transmission. Hyaluronic acid, however, can do much more and stimulate the self-production of cartilage base substance by the cells themselves. Through Mobility HCC, the active ingredient can also be administered orally (more detailed product information can be found here https://www.derbymed.eu/produkte/mobility_hcc/index_ger.html ) . In this way, the organism can metabolise the hyaluronic acid and transport it to all the joints of the body at the same time. The joint fluid can be slowly built up and there is even the possibility that the cartilage can regenerate completely.

 

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