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Your horse loves to run…healthy joints help ensure that this activity can continue. The stifle joint is a common site of injury in horses. Stifle injuries may involve bony (e.g.: osteochondrosis dissecans) or soft tissue (e.g.: ligament sprains/ruptures). Horses with stifle pain may hold up the affected leg or partially bear weight on it. A healthy body weight is the best insurance to minimize joint inflammation in your horse. Anti-inflammatory medications, nutritional supplements, physical therapy, and/or surgery may be recommended to keep the stifle joints strong and mobile.