Review Article: The use of intra-articular corticosteroids in the horse: What is known on a scientific basis?

Authors: 
C. W. McILWRAITH
Volume: 
42
Number: 
6
Pages: 
563-71
Journal: 
Equine Veterinary Journal
Date: 
September 2010

Intra-articular use of corticosteroids has become a recent focus (or re-focus) of attention in the Thoroughbred racing industry. This manuscript reviews the clinical use and scientific basis of intra-articular corticosteroid administration including catastrophic injury, articular cartilage degradation and the development of osteoarthritis (OA), as well as the timing of injection relative to racing.