Joint medications – a practical approach

Key Information

CPD Hours: 1 hours

Course Length: One hour

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Anatomy and pathophysiology of synovial joints
  • The treatment modalities available that can be used
About this course

Is phenylbutazone always sufficient to manage horses with osteoarthritis? Learn what other possibilities there are to manage these cases, other than corticosteroids and NSAIDs

Degenerative joint disease is the most common reason for lameness and loss of use in horses. This lecture discusses the pathophysiology of joint pain and provides in-depth information about the availability and suitability of treatment established and novel strategies for the management of degenerative joint disease.

Why do this course?
It is designed to give the equine practitioners who deal with lameness an increased understanding about the pathophysiology of degenerative joint disease and the selection of an appropriate treatment strategy.

This webinar was part of the Nerve blocks and joint medications  series that ran in June and July 2020. The other webinars in this series are:

Nerve blocks principles and applications    
Diagnostic analgesia of the foot and its interpretation  
Diagnostic analgesia of the hindlimb (excluding the foot) and its interpretation  
Diagnostic analgesia of the forelimb (excluding the foot) and its interpretation 
Regenerative therapies – when, where and how

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College