Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis

One of my earlier posts about Solidare led to a comment about DSLD (Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis). Because this disease is believed to be a genetic disorder I think it is important to mention it here. The most comprehensive Information on the subject is the actual study that renamed this disease as ESPA (Equine Systemic Proteoglycan Accumulation).

This illness is a debilitating disease. It is extremely painful and easily cripples affected horses. It strikes not just the suspensory ligament as was first believed but can affect all connective tissue throughout the horse's