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Equine Vet J. 2010 Sep;42(6):563-71. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00095.x.

The use of intra-articular corticosteroids in the horse: what is known on a scientific basis?

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Gail Holmes, Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, Colorado State University, USA.

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  • Equine Vet J. 2011 Jan;43(1):122.


Intra-articular use of corticosteroids has become a recent focus (or re-focus) of attention in the Thoroughbred racing industry. This manuscript reviews the clinical use and scientific basis of intra-articular corticosteroid administration including catastrophic injury, articular cartilage degradation and the development of osteoarthritis (OA), as well as the timing of injection relative to racing.

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