Conference Programme


The Role of Synovitis in Canine Osteoarthritis and Novel New Treatment Approaches

Apr 21, 2020
Clinical Theater 2

Synovitis is commonly present in canine patients with OA, and many studies have implicated synovial inflammation in the pathogenesis of degenerative joint disease.  It is established that synovitis initiates and drives the development of canine OA.  While joint stabilization is a primary focus of canine OA management in certain conditions, there is an increased focus on the micro-environment and the synovium within the joint as therapeutic targets to reduce inflammation, pain, and potentially alter the course of disease.  Practitioners will learn the latest science on the role of synovial inflammation in canine OA, how early conservative intervention can improve outcomes, and become familiar with a novel new treatment that targets inflammatory mediators within the joint space for long-term relief.

  • The role of synovitis in degenerative joint disease
  • Inflammatory process within the micro-environment of the joint
  • Identification of early canine OA
  • Early intervention techniques
Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, Surgeon/Medical Director - Animal Surgical and Orthopedic Center/Sound Veterinary Rehabilitation Center