Many compounds are being investigated for the control of symptoms of osteoarthritis in people and animals. Ideally, treatment should include analgesia, inflammation control, and chondroprotection. With further progress in this area, combination therapies tailored to the needs of the individual animal should enable us to maximize efficacy and minimize side effects. Only a few of the newer therapies and pharmaceutic agents have been investigated in the horse, however. With more rigorous investigation, they may be determined to be ineffective or unsafe. Meanwhile, as much information should be gathered from manufacturers as possible so as to ensure that appropriate recommendations are made.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice|
|State||Published - Dec 2002|