Pain associated with the sacroiliac joint in jumping horses

Clinical signs
It presents with signs of lameness of the hind legs, back pain, difficult behavior when riding and poor performance.
Most horses have a history of reduced performance or unwillingness to work. Complaints from riders include lack of back leg strength, deterioration in movement quality, change in behavior, reluctance to work, difficulty in lateral movements and difficulty in changing legs, failure to make correct foot changes or refusal to jump.
In many cases in veterinary practice in Serveq horses that looked clinically normal and had been training and competing until the time of clinical examination, but with reduced performance. We also observe a sudden attack behavior when riding, tending to jerk and kick simultaneously and sometimes repeatedly to one side.
Treatment: local infiltration around the sacroiliac region
The injection of the sacroiliac joint region is generally well tolerated. After 24 hours of performing this treatment, there is a noticeable improvement in walking. In many horses, the degree of discomfort that these horses suffer disappears.

Horses generally after infiltration move more freely and with greater performance in their movements. The drive of the hind limbs is improved and a change in balance occurs due to a greater commitment of the hind limbs.
There is a tendency to have a more consistent contact with the bit and a marked reduction in back stiffness.
Decrease or disappearance of the unilateral or bilateral simultaneous lameness of the hind legs associated with causes related to desmitis of the sacroiliac joint regions.

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