Doctor Yardley is an equine veterinarian at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is an associate professor in the equine ambulatory department. The goal of the podcast is to provide timely, modern, and evidence-based information about equine and veterinary care. As a horse owner we hope you will enjoy the podcast and be able to have the best-informed consent when making medical decisions for your horse. This podcast will interview and chat with some of the smartest equine veterinarians in the world in a way for everyone to understand.
Ep. 25 Kissing Spines: The back bones that should not kiss!
Dr. Rice and Yardley talk about the pathology, diagnostics, and treatments both medical and surgical with kissing spines otherwise known as the overriding dorsal spinous process.
Ep. 24 Sarcoids: The Most Common Cancer in horses
This week Dr. Yardley and Rice talk about scaroids. The virus that causes them and how to diagnose and treat the most common type of cancer in horses.
EP. 23 Stem Cells for arthritis does it work? No babies were harmed
In this episode, Dr. Rice and Dr. Yardley chat about the use of bone marrow stem cells vs adipose-derived stem cells. Do was have scientific evidence and justification for the usage of these products?
EP. 22 Joint supplements that work? PRP, IRAP and others will stop the Tornado of Cytokines
Dr. Hiliary Rice and Jonathan Yardley discuss the truth behind joint supplements. They also explain what is PRP and IRAP and how they are different from each other. Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness in the horse learn why these joint injections are safe and can stop arthritis.
Ep.21 Osteoarthritis and drugs used to counteract the Tornado inflammation. Keeping the Water bed of cartilage plump
In this episode. Dr. Rice and Yardley Talk about equine joint Arthritis.
1. Components of joint fluid
a. Synoviocytes produce hyaluronan and lubricin
i. Act to regulate the composition of synovial fluid
ii. Act as barrier lubricant for the surfaces in the joint
iii. Hyaluronan also a component of the articular cartilage
2. Articular cartilage composition – brief
a. Collagen – major component
i. Protein + glycosaminoglycans
ii. Glycosaminoglycans attract water and create pressure in the cartilage
3. Aim of therapies
a. Decrease pain
b. Prevent progression of disease
c. Do this by mimicking those components of joint fluid and cartilage
d. Help diminish inflammatory response in the joint
iii. Reversal of OA
iv. Don’t always have the science to back it up
4. Common Products
i. Most potent anti-inflammatory
ii. Can be beneficial when used judiciously
1. At high concentrations and sustained usage à detrimental effects on joint
iii. Most common
1. TA – often more common in high motion joints
4. All can have beneficial and detrimental effects
b. Hyaluronic Acid
i. Glycosaminoglycan à component of synovial fluid and cartilage
ii. Can help to replenish what is lost during joint disease and OA
iii. Often used in conjunction with other IA products
1. Synergistic effects of corticosteroids + HA in people
iv. IV formula – Legend
2. Able to treat more than one joint
3. Studies have shown it mainly acts as an anti-inflammatory
c. Adequan - Polysulfated glycosaminoglycans
i. IA formula
1. Often combined with antibiotics
2. Studies have shown that it can modify OA
a. Reduces bone remodeling
b. Decreases inflammatory cytokines
c. Increases synthesis of HA
d. Decrease lameness
ii. IM Formula
1. Easier to administer
2. Used more frequently due to previous issues with joint infections and IA Adequan
3. Less data than IA use
4. More as a preventative for OA
Ep. 20 Osteoarthritis (OA) in the horse explained; The Tornado of Cytokines and how it causes lameness
Dr. Hiliary Rice and Yardley talk about the basic anatomy of the equine joint. How poor foot conformation can lead to increase cyclic load causing OA. They go on to cover what the common signs of lameness are and how veterinarians make the diagnosis. This is multiple-part series about lameness in the horse.
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Doc talks how I’d want my vet to talk to me. It’s like we are having a conversation. I’ve learned a lot and feel so much more confident to be able to ask my vet questions. My favorite podcast!!
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