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Ringbone

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Lindsay Cislo

on 30 April 2010

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Transcript of Ringbone

Ringbone Cause -Excessive tension on the tendons, ligaments, and joint capsules of the pastern area can strain the periosteum.
the body then grows bone at the stresspoint.
-Osteoarthritis (the endstage of degenerative joint disease)
-Poor shoeing
Symptoms bony growth around pastern area, horse will show pain when pastern joint is moved or rotated
High Ringbone: Low Ringbone: moderate lameness even in early cases. and in severe cases a bony growth will able to be seen on the coronet -a bone growth in the pastern or coffin joint of a horse
-in severe cases it can encircle the bones
-"high ringbone" occurs on the lower part of the large pastern bone or the upper part of the small pastern bone
-"Low ringbone" occurs on the lower part of the small pastern bone or the upper part of the coffin bone
Description Treatment Arthrodesis: the fusion of the two bones of the pastern joints eliminates the instability of the joint
Shoeing: The farrier should balance the hoof and apply a shoe that supports the heels and allows for an easy breakover.
NSAIDs: or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
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