Hialeah Gardens, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/27/2014 -- Arthritis can prevent horses from activities in the normal life style, leading to depression, inability to stand, inability to relieve themselves in appropriate locations, and several other routine daily activities. Arthritis is one of the most common aliment found in veterinary medicine today. In fact, approximately 60% of lameness cases in equines are caused by arthritis. Although there is no known cause for arthritis, there are factors that are thought to contribute to its development. Some of these factors are; trauma/injury (due to inflammation being triggered), repetitive movement (causes wear and tear of the tissue and joint structures), and bacterial infections that may trigger inflammation.
Ailment Associated with Product:
Arthritis can be caused by bone, synovial fluid or cartilage tissue degeneration. When a mammal is young, the bones are filled with red bone marrow. The blood cells nourish the bones and the growing body they must support. However once the body has finished growing it no longer needs the vigorous supply of new blood cells, turning red blood cells to yellow bone marrow. This yellow marrow is composed of cells made up of fats. Not only does this process lead to arthritis but easy bone break as well.
The second cause of arthritis is due to damage of the cartilage. Cartilage is a formation of connective tissues to aid as cushions to the joints. As the cartilage wears down the bones begin to rub on each other causing inflammation and a great deal of pain.
Thirdly, arthritis can be caused by loss of synovial fluids. Synovial fluid is a biological lubricant that provides low-wear and low-friction aids to articular cartilage surfaces. A deficiency in said lubricating system may produce an erosion of articulating surfaces accompanied by cartilage.
Over time synovial fluids wear down, causing the bones to wear down together, causing signs of lameness and localized pain.
Product to cure ailment:
Equioxx Injection, manufactured by Merial, is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug to be used in Equine. Equioxx is used to reduce the inflammation and pain caused by osteoarthritis. Research has shown within 14 a consequtive day of treatment with Equioxx has been reported to reduce lameness, joint swelling, increase range of joint movement and decrease pain.
Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml works to control pain as well as inflammation by inhibiting the COX-2 prostoglandin, while keeping the COX-1 production in the horse’s body. COX-2 activates upon injury at the located site of the body. Once this hormone is activated, the COX-2 enzymes known as prostaglandins create the sensation of pain and inflammation. Equioxx Injection (Firocoxib) - 25ml decreases enzymatic stimulation by targeting the COX-2 enzymes, therefore, reducing arthritic symptoms.
Commonly affected breed, Breed description, and secondary aliments:
Currently, there is no specific horse breed that is thought to be more susceptible to getting arthritis than another. Research has shown horses which endure joint stress on a daily basis, such as race horses; develop arthritic symptoms faster than others. This research has become irrelevant as almost every horse will develop arthritis at one point in time or another. Unfortunately, arthritis is incurable and unable to prevent completely. Though medical aids, however, horses can relieve symptoms and even slow the degenerative process.
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