Is it septic - how to confidently diagnose a septic joint
Bacterial infections of joints, tendon sheaths or bursae are considered to be life-threatening or career-ending conditions in the horse that can result in severe and irreversible damage to the articular cartilage and soft tissues . A prompt and accurate identification of synovial infection must occur in order to minimise these detrimental effects that are progressive in nature, and to allow for initiation of an effective treatment plan.
- To have a basic understanding of the pathophysiology associated with an infected synovial cavity.
- To be familiar with the methods and modalities used to diagnose septic arthritis.
- To know the different treatments that are used to address septic arthritis