I've never had this procedure done to mine and know little about it, but suspect that that many others have. So, I thought I'd post this.....
(It would be nice to see the actual study, where the dosages were stated etc...this is just a report of that study.)
A lot of other questions pop up for me as well....
What exactly is a corticosteroid and what does it do? (I'd also like to understand it at a cellular level, cause I want to know why it causes cell death and what that means to the horse)
Is it a common procedure? Expensive?
Is it a long term treatment and must it come to an end in the long run?
What are the risks of the procedure?
Side effects vs. benefits?
The only experience I had was Missyclare, who had a bad case of Salmonella as a filly and the shot was to pick her up and it certainly did and things started turning around. She's 30 this year. Not a joint injection, but the same drug? Is there a family of corticosteroids?
I've always thought "less is best", maybe in this case, its true.