Osteochondrosis big cause of lameness in young animals

Osteochondrosis is a disease that affects the joints of young horses, pigs and dogs.

In a normal, healthy joint, a thick layer of cartilage lines the joint surface, allowing smooth movement for the ends of bones to glide past each another. A thick layer of bone is normally located immediately below this joint cartilage. The bone in this area supports the overlying cartilage and distributes concussive forces generated from movement... [more]

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