CEVA Animal Health has produced a leaflet to help horse owners understand the cause, diagnosis and management of sacroiliac disease.

CEVA Animal Health has produced a leaflet to help horse owners understand the cause, diagnosis and management of sacroiliac disease.

Sacroiliac disease can be a particular challenge to vets and owners because although it can occur in isolation it often occurs in addition to other sources of hindlimb lameness.

Acute sacroiliac injury is usually a result of trauma, such as a fall, which may cause pelvic rotation or fracture, resulting in hindlimb lameness and sensitivity to palpation of the tubera sacrale soon after injury. With chronic sacroiliac disease there is usually no history of trauma, rather a prolonged history of poor performance.

Understanding Sacroiliac Disease clearly explains the anatomy of the sacroiliac joint, the clinical signs of the disease, how it is diagnosed, the treatment options and the general prognosis.

The free leaflet is available to equine vet practices as a useful information source for clients and can be ordered from your CEVA sales representative.

 

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