Equine Ailments - A to Z
Sesamoiditis Disease - damage or inflammation of the sesamoid bones, and/or the sesamoid sheath and flexor tendons. Causes pain and swelling at the back of the fetlock joint and lameness. May arise from jumping or sudden reigning up.
Treatment – not satisfactory as the suspensory ligament is seriously involved. A vet will prescribe long rest (up to a year) and anti-inflammatory drugs.