Using clodronate for diagnosis

Many of the cases that we look at are complicated. These are older athletes and it's not as easy as ... I'd like to have all the symptoms, because of one issue. And I'm not talking about trauma, now, necessarily like an injury. I'm talking about a condition. Sometimes it becomes very complicated for us and some of my clients, when I go through their list of ... When I do my clinical exam and, like you said, the radiographs for the actual skeleton can be very limited as to what information we can get for them, we're just ... Physically, it's just too much tissue to image very well. But, some of the options I'll give them would be, okay, we can treat him with this, you can rest, you can give them ... and then we can try this and try that and it's starts to get really complicated.

And what's happening in my practice now in some cases, is that they're wanting to clean up this situation or get rid of the mud in the water by giving OSPHOS first. And so, they'll treat it with OSPHOS and what I've found is, in my opinion, some of the secondary or tertiary issues go away. And then the picture becomes a little more cleare upon reinspection or re-examination as to what is really a primary thing and what I have to maybe investigate more closely with radiographs or ultrasound or whatever. These horses aren't limping horribly on one leg or anything. They're just not right. And, in lieu of doing a full-body bone scan or something like that, some of my clients are electing to go with ...

OSPHOS (clodronate) is very well-known. It's not a secret anymore. And they're asking, "What do you think about this?" And we'll ... I'm game. I'm trying it and it's very interesting how it's helped clear up the situation, the confusion, a little bit.