Nutritional and therapeutic management of Canine Osteoarthritis

by Dr. Alison Wills & Aisling Carroll Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that causes pain and lameness in affected animals. The clinical presentation is caused by abnormal changes within the tissues of synovial joints, which includes loss of articular cartilage (Sanderson et al., 2009). As OA cannot be cured, it tends to be managed through a range of different approaches, which include, but are not limited to, analgesics, physical therapies and dietary management. It is important that owners understand that OA is a separate entity from the normal ageing process and that it has specific causes and clinical...

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