Osteochondrosis

Authors: Donabedian, M.; van Weeren, P.R.; Perona, G.; Fleurance, G.; Robert, C.; Leger, S.; Bergero, D.; Lepage, O.; Martin-Rosset, W.
Journal: Equine Veterinary Journal

Reasons for performing study: Diagnosis of osteochondrosis (OC) is based on clinical signs and radiography, but alternative methods for detection at an early stage would be useful.

Objectives: To determine in the juvenile horse the relationship between serum concentrations of a number of biomarkers that reflect changes in cartilage and bone turnover and age, feeding level, growth, and the occurrence of OC.