Red blood cells (RBC) or erythrocytes, are small cells responsible for oxygen transportation throughout the body. They take up oxygen while circulating through the lungs and deliver it to all the other organs of the body (muscles, brain, liver, intestine, etc.).
Known as a very common condition in horses, osteoarthritis, most commonly called arthrosis, refers to an articular cartilage damage, to an osseous remodeling and to a peri-articular soft tissue modification.
Poor performance, discomfort at work, strap defense, lack of hind leg involvement, shortened gait, gallop disunion, stiffness, discomfort when fitting...back pain in athletic horses often has non-specific, but nevertheless disabling, symptoms.
Prehistoric horses used to be wild and live in the open air eating grass 18h a day. Domesticated horses we know today have a completely different lifestyle: most live inside in badly-ventilated stalls, on straw bedding, and eat dry hay.