A Canadian researcher has concluded that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease in horses is rare. “The study suggests that TMJ disease may be rare in the horse and that rapid control of intra-articular inflammation within this joint may play a role (in its relative obscurity),” said James Carmalt of the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
DR. RAMEY NOTES: Beware of people that tell you that your horse has a TMJ problem. It was a faddish diagnosis in people a couple of decades ago – it’s a bit of a faddish diagnosis in horses now. If someone tells you that your horse has TMJ problems, be very suspicious of the diagnosis, and at least get a second opinion.