Horse Arthritis Treatment

Learn about a new treatment option that may help horses cope with arthritis.

Learn about a new treatment option that may help horses cope with arthritis.

Your faithful babysitter horse limps a little in the mornings, and he has a hard time getting up if he’s been laying down. You dread it, but you know the reality is that arthritis might be setting in or getting worse.

You’ve tried joint injections, and while that might have worked for a while, he’s in pain again. So now what?

In AQHA’s FREE Horse Arthritis Treatment report, you’ll learn about a new treatment option – IRAP – that is gaining results in horses with osteoarthritis.

Your first question might be, “What the heck is IRAP, anyway?” You’ll get the answer to that question and others when you download this free report.

IRAP stands for Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein, and it might be able to help decrease inflammation and pain in joints affected by arthritis.

Your FREE Horse Arthritis Treatment report will show you:

  • What IRAP is
  • What the treatment can do
  • How IRAP is used as a treatment
  • The uses of IRAP in humans
  • What conditions IRAP may not be able to help
  • The importance of proper diagnosis in the treatment of osteoarthritis
  • The costs associated with IRAP procedures

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IRAP is still a new treatment, and more extensive testing is currently underway. In horses that have been treated with an IRAP procedure, results have been promising in terms of reduction of joint pain and inflammation. In general, after treatment with IRAP, test subject horses moved with minimal lameness, if not completely soundly.

The Horse Arthritis Treatment report addresses:

  • What procedures are involved in IRAP treatment
  • What types of joint pain may be most responsive to treatment
  • Where IRAP treatment originated

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12 thoughts on “Horse Arthritis Treatment”

  1. food supplementation with glucosamine and chondroitin helps me a lot in managing arthritis. dont forget to have regular exercise too.

  2. my grandmother also suffers from arthritis. she just takes glucosamine, chondroitin and lots of vitamin-c as supplemental therapy for arthritis.

  3. Alot of good information about the basics of IRAP, costs associated with it etc. However I don’t see in the report where it addresses what conditions IRAP may not be able to help and what types of joint pain may be most responsive to treatment, other than to say injuries that may have benefited from steriods in the past but do not now.

    I have a mare with carpal spavin; because it affects the lower joint of the knee and not the flexing part, joint injections provide her with no relief. Would this provide relief until athrodesis can be performed? The surgery cannot be done until she has at the point of know return as it only has a 50/50 chance of success.

    I would have liked a more indepth article on this – perhaps the QHJ can reprint an extended version thats a little more in depth.

  4. Thanks for the feedback. Glad you’re interested in seeing more stories about arthritis treatment. We’ll get right to work on more detailed information.

  5. I lost my gelding last summer becuse his arthritis was no longer manageable. I read up on everything including IRAP. At this point most vet’s are hesitant to use this procedure and for your average horse owner with a pet not a high dollar showpony your vet will not recommend or use this procedure becuase it is too costly and the risk of sepsis is too high.

  6. I found LubriSyn to be amazing. Results in 7-14 days. Also massage and bodywork to address the soft tissue irrited by the arthritic joints

  7. I have been using spirulina for years, but it does not effect my very severe arthritis. (3 total hips, multiple spinal procedures, etc) What does work extremely well is an HA product called Baxyl. It is manufactured by the same company that produces Hyaluronex. It has effectively given me my life back. I do have lots of pain when I do those things I shouldn’t (trim feet, throw hay, clean stalls, you get the picture)but I can do most things now and rarely have that level of pain.

  8. I use a Max health supplement that only has riboceine, which has had amazing results for inflammation in the joints. There is some long distance endurance horses that are using this and the results have been remarkable. Even some hunter/jumpers are noticing the recovery time is cut considerable when their horses get injured.

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