Here at Stephenville Equine Hospital, we specialize in assisting your animal with intra-articular injections.
Horses gallop and jump, putting enormous amounts of stress on their legs and muscles every single day. It is no wonder they have many joint issues that need to be addressed. Although horses will naturally do things to prevent themselves from getting injuries, typically they eventually break down. There are many parts of a horse that can be injured as many horse owners know. Intra-articular injections are one way to help horses feel better so that they can continue walking or running.
It is important to consult with your veterinarian as soon as you see early signs of joint disease. Some of these can be very subtle at first, but they will only worsen as a horse ages and uses its body more. Some of the signs are joint swelling, heat, lameness, or reduced ability to perform. Although the damage may have already started by the time the owner notices, the earlier you bring your horse to the veterinarian more the vet will be able to assist your horse.
Intra-articular injections have been shown to be very effective on horses, and we highly recommend them. Since the primary objective of intra-articular injections is to reduce inflammation, the horse’s joints typically feel much better soon after the injection.
Although intra-articular injections are not a long-term solution, they will assist your horse in being able to perform the usual daily routines and tasks. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you and your horse to help him or her feel better again.
If you have any questions regarding intra-articular injections, contact us today at (254) 965-3924.