Effect of betamethasone and exercise on equine carpal joints with osteochondral fragments.

@article{Foland1994EffectOB,
  title={Effect of betamethasone and exercise on equine carpal joints with osteochondral fragments.},
  author={J W Foland and C W Mcilwraith and Gayle W. Trotter and Barbara E. Powers and Carlton H. Lamar},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={1994},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={369-76}
}
Osteochondral fragments were created arthroscopically on the distal aspect of both radial carpal bones in 12 horses. On day 14 after surgery, one middle carpal joint of each horse was injected with 2.5 mL Betavet Soluspan (3.9 mg betamethasone sodium phosphate and 12 mg betamethasone acetate per milliliter) and the contralateral joint was injected with 2.5 mL saline as a control. Intra-articular treatments were repeated on day 35. On day 17, six horses began exercising 5 days per week on a high… CONTINUE READING

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