OMIA 001232-9796 : Bone spavin in Equus caballus

In other species: red deer

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific name: Osteoarthritis or osteitis of the distal intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joints (Blood and Studdert, Bailliere's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 1988)


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.
2010 Gough, M.R., Thibaud, D., Smith, R.K. :
Tiludronate infusion in the treatment of bone spavin: a double blind placebo-controlled trial. Equine Vet J 42:381-7, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20636772. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00120.x.
2003 Björnsdóttir, S., Arnason, T., Lord, P. :
Culling rate of Icelandic horses due to bone spavin. Acta Vet Scand 44:161-9, 2003. Pubmed reference: 15074629.
1998 Axelsson, M., Eksell, P., Roneus, B., Brostrom, H., Haggstrom, J., Carlsten, J. :
Relationship between hind limb lameness and radiographic signs of bone spavin in Icelandic horses in Sweden Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 39:349-357, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9787498.
Eksell, P., Axelsson, M., Brostrom, H., Roneus, B., Haggstrom, J., Carlsten, J. :
Prevalence and risk factors of bone spavin in Icelandic horses in Sweden - a radiographic field study Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 39:339-348, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9787497.
1996 Willms, F., Rohe, R., Kalm, E. :
Significance of genetical aspects of bone diseases in horses [German] Pferdeheilkunde 12:345-346, 1996.
Winter, D., Bruns, E., Glodek, P., Hertsch, B. :
Genetic disposition of bone diseases in sport horses [German] Zuchtungskunde 68:92-108, 1996.
1995 Dalin, G. :
Control of genetically determined diseases and defects in Swedish horse breeding Equine Veterinary Journal 27:411-415, 1995.
1993 Driesang, I., Böhm, D. :
[Spavin in horses--clinical, radiological and scintigraphic findings]. Tierarztl Prax 21:141-8, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8488501.
1990 Barneveld, A. :
[Spavin in horses]. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 115:1162-7, 1990. Pubmed reference: 2264027.
1985 McKibbin, L.S., Paraschak, D.M. :
An investigation on the use of cryosurgery for treatment of bone spavin, splint, and fractured splint bone injuries in standardbred horses. Cryobiology 22:468-76, 1985. Pubmed reference: 4053670.
1982 Edwards, G.B. :
Surgical arthrodesis for the treatment of bone spavin in 20 horses. Equine Vet J 14:117-21, 1982. Pubmed reference: 7084194.
1981 Lindsay, W.A., Taylor, S.D., Watters, J.W. :
Selective intra-articular anesthesia as an aid in the diagnosis of bone spavin. J Am Vet Med Assoc 178:297-300, 1981. Pubmed reference: 7228790.
1972 Grande, E.M. :
The surgical treatment of bone spavin. Wamberg's spavin operation and tenectomy of the medial branch of the tendon of the anterior tibial muscle--a comparison of the results of surgical treatment in trotting horses. Nord Vet Med 24:388-92, 1972. Pubmed reference: 4666481.
Mackay, R.C., Liddell, W.A. :
Arthrodesis in the treatment of bone spavin. Equine Vet J 4:34-6, 1972. Pubmed reference: 4650886.
1970 Adams, O.R. :
Surgical arthrodesis for treatment of bone spavin. J Am Vet Med Assoc 157:1480-5, 1970. Pubmed reference: 5530352.
1967 Schebitz, H., Wilkens, H. :
[Bone spavin in horses--examination and therapy]. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr 80:384-90, 1967. Pubmed reference: 5628232.

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