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Arthritis - a degenerative joint disease (DJD) - Inflammation in a joint or joints. Acute arthritis may occur due to a wound or infection; it causes heat and swelling and needs immediate treatment, including antibiotics and joint immobilization. Chronic arthritis develops more slowly and is often caused by repeated work related stress on the joints; slower to develop, it produces stiffness and lameness. Although there is no cure, the symptoms can be relieved through gentle in-hand exercise, massage and the use of anti-inflammatory drugs (bute). Other drugs are sometimes prescribed including corticosteroids.

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