You can read or download the EquiManagement DJD Handbook 2022, brought to you by American Regent Animal Health. This special issue brings veterinarians, vet students, vet techs and industry professionals an in-depth resource from industry experts on degenerative joint disease (DJD).
Thanks to partner American Regent Animal Health, makers of Adequan i.m., we are able to bring you this special EquiManagement DJD Handbook 2022. Whether you are an experienced practitioner, a newly graduated equine veterinarian or a vet student or tech, you can find great information from the experts in this issue.
In this issue you will find:
3 Do You See It? Do You Feel It?
The incidence of degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis is related to improved diagnostics and changes in the equine industry. By Kimberly S. Brown
7 Enhancing Horse Care Through Communication
Opportunities for veterinarians to become better leaders in horse care can start with improved communication. By Kimberly S. Brown
14 Diagnose, Then Move Forward
In order for horses with arthritis or DJD to be properly treated, they must first be properly diagnosed. By Kimberly S. Brown
18 Tips on Diagnosing DJD
Dr. Rick Mitchell, an owner of Fairfield Equine Associates and a founding member of ISELP, presented some interesting tips on diagnosing a horse with a stiff neck focused in the cervical articular process joints. By Kimberly S. Brown
19 Practicing Quality Medicine
Successful management of degenerative joint disease requires veterinarians develop a plan tailored to the individual horse. By Kimberly S. Brown
29 Tips on Treating DJD
Dr. Rick Mitchell, an owner of Fairfield Equine Associates and a founding member of ISELP, talks about treating a fetlock lameness in a 15-year-old Grand Prix dressage gelding. By Kimberly S. Brown
30 A Team Approach to Managing DJD
Many people might be part of a horse’s care team, but the referring veterinarian is at the top of any team. By Kimberly S. Brown
32 Closing Words of Wisdom
These quotes were taken from the veterinarians participating in the 2020 EquiManagement-hosted roundtable on DJD, sponsored by American Regent Animal Health.
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12 DJD Horse Owner Questionnaire
You can use this questionnaire to help you ascertain from your owners their knowledge of degenerative joint disease and guide you in educating them.
21 Joint Health Product Comparison
This chart lists the key types of joint health products and how FDA approval (or lack thereof) affects their creation and marketing practices.