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Equine Diseases - Sesamoiditis
Description of Equine Sesamoiditis
Equine Sesamoiditis is a painful inflammation of the sesamoid bones behind the horse’s fetlock. Sesamoiditis is most often seen in thoroughbreds such as race horses and show jumpers.
The Causes of equine Sesamoiditis can be caused by factors such as excess stress on the fetlock joint, incorrect shoeing, overweight or even a genetic component which predisposes the horse to Sesamoiditis.
The Symptoms of equine Sesamoiditis range from warmth in the affected area, pain when touched, lameness and swelling of the affected area.
Diagnosis of Sesamoiditis should be made by a combination of clinical symptoms and x-ray with treatments for Sesamoiditis ranging over the following: