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Osteochondrosis

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Kathryn Owen


Osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis (OCD) is a failure of normal cartilage and bone development at the joint surfaces of long bones. This leads to bone fragmentation or subchondral bone cysts which are common causes of lameness in the horse. Young horses are most frequently affected, and the condition can have an important impact on the horses future athletic capabilities.

Stifle effusion due to osteochondrosis
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