Osteochondritis dissecans of the equine hock and stifle by kentucky equine research staff november 12, 2013 osteochondritis dissecans (ocd) is a type of skeletal. Osteochondritis dissecans, or ocd, is a joint disease that develops in horses it has a negative effect on the bone cartilage at the joint area as well as the joint. Dr annette mccoy, an equine surgeon at the university of illinois, says up to 80 percent of horses in some breeds develop osteochondritis dissecans. Osteochondrosis in horses (osteochondritis dissecans, dyschondroplasia) by chris whitton, bvsc, fanzcvs, phd, associate professor, equine centre, university of. I made a post about marco just over a week ago about how he was unhappy with working in an outline, snatching and head tossing, being cold backed and stumbling.
Retention of the cartilage can then lead to osteochondritis dissecans or subchondral bone cysts osteochondrosis in horses by kentucky equine research staff. Question of the week: osteochondritis dissecans horses that have ocd lesions are usually minimally lame and may question of the week: osteochondritis. Osteochondrosis in t | an investigation was made of the pathology of osteochondritis dissecans of young foals and horses with clinical signs of the lesion a.
Osteochondritis dissecans osteochondritis dissecans review studies in horses have implicated specific genetic defects. I have a 4 year old quarter horse who has been having lots of soreness in both back hocks horse with ocd(osteochondritis dessicans.
Ocd is a degenerative joint disease ( a type of developmental orthopaedic disease or dod) usually found in young, rapidly growing horses who will eventually mature to. Ocd in horses is a type of growth disturbance that falls under the general heading developmental orthopedic disease (dod) learn how to help prevent osteochondritis. Osteochondritis dissecans and subchondral cystic lesions and their relationship to osteochondrosis in the horse gayle w trotter, dvm and c wayne mcilwraith, bvsc.
Horse care how to care for the basic health needs of horses diseases and conditions horse-health-problem risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The clinical features, radiographic findings, treatment, and outcome in 51 draft horses with osteochondritis dessicans (ocd) or subchondral cystic lesions (sc) are.