Determination of the prevalence and severity of metacarpophalangeal joint osteoarthritis in Thoroughbred racehorses via quantitative macroscopic evaluation.

@article{Neundorf2010DeterminationOT,
  title={Determination of the prevalence and severity of metacarpophalangeal joint osteoarthritis in Thoroughbred racehorses via quantitative macroscopic evaluation.},
  author={Richelle H Neundorf and Mark B Lowerison and Antonio M Cruz and Jeff J Thomason and Beverley J McEwen and Mark B. Hurtig},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 11},
  pages={1284-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and severity of osteoarthritis in the metacarpophalangeal joints of Thoroughbred racehorses via development and validation of a quantitative macroscopic evaluation system. SAMPLE POPULATION Metacarpophalangeal joints from 50 Thoroughbred racehorses. PROCEDURES Joints were collected from horses that died or were euthanized within 60 days of racing. Metacarpophalangeal joints were assessed for osteoarthritic degeneration by use of macroscopic and… CONTINUE READING