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By Susan Salk on January 2, 2013
Just as a human athlete can develop cartilage loss, so, too can equine athletes. The condition can result from repetitive exertion or trauma, but it might also be biological in its origins, according to Dr. Eric Carlson, DVM, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr. Carlson, a surgical resident with the world-renowned Kentucky practice, offers his opinion on treatments and causes of cartilage loss in a Veterinary Answers Q&A with Off-TrackThoroughbreds.com. Q: I recently wrote about a transitioning OTTB who was found to have cartilage loss in his ankles. What factors determine a future career for an animal with this condition? […]