Diagnosing Hoof Lameness

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

October 18, 2017

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Study: Horse Hoof Problem Prevalence High

October 18, 2017

Out of nearly 1,000 randomly chosen horses, 85% had at least one hoof disorder visible during a regular farrier visit.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

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Does Equine Lameness Need to be Redefined?

August 15, 2017

Researchers say "lameness" should be redefined to reflect new digital assessment techniques to detect gait asymmetries.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

August 02, 2017

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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How Well Do Horse Owners Recognize Laminitis?

July 18, 2017

Owners did not recognize laminitis in 42 out of 93 cases; rather, they cited undefined lameness, hoof abscess, or colic.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Venograms and Laminitis

June 21, 2017

What is a venogram, and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams: Not Just Looking for Lameness

May 25, 2017

Find out what conditions, beyond lameness, a veterinarian might uncover during a prepurchase exam. ... Read More

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Veterinarians, Farriers Team Up for Lameness Cases

May 13, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers recently collaborated on a case of bilateral keratomas in a 6-year-old Holsteiner mare.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Trouble's Afoot: Signs Your Horse Has a Hoof Problem Brewing

March 20, 2017

Find out what hoof problems you can safely manage yourself and when to call in your farrier and/or veterinarian. ... Read More

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2017 International Hoof Care Summit Wrap-Up

March 10, 2017

Learn about what's cutting-edge in the world of equine hoof care from our 2017 International Hoof Care Summit coverage.... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

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2016 AAEP Convention Wrap-Up

February 22, 2017

Read our in-depth coverage of topics from the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Orlando.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 30, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

January 11, 2017

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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12 Facts About Diagnosing Distal Leg Lameness in Horses

December 14, 2016

Veterinarians use imaging technologies to evaluate, diagnose, and ultimately treat lameness in the lower leg and foot.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Moyer Receives AAEP Distinguished Service Award

December 06, 2016

Dr. Bill Moyer's advancements in treating equine foot disorders make him an authority on lameness issues. ... Read More

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From Hoof Testers to MRI

November 30, 2016

Take a look at the evolution of diagnosing distal limb lameness in sport horse practice with Dr. Brendan Furlong.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

November 09, 2016

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job.... Read More