Signs of a Sacroiliac Joint Pain in Horses
So how do you know a horse has SI pain? While only a veterinarian can diagnose it, a few signs should raise red flags.
Lameness, interestingly, is not really one of them. Horses can be lame from SI disease, our sources say. But most of them are not.
Perhaps the most common sign—which is also a sign of many conditions—is reduced performance. “A lot of these horses just don’t want to go forward,” van Wessum says. “Or they’ll be uneven in or have decreased capacity for certain exercises, or they’ll be less symmetrical than before, like in pirouettes or when turning.” Read more…