Lower Limb

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Limitations and Advances in Lameness Assessment

August 27, 2014

Learn about scientific advancements that are helping veterinarians better assess lameness in horses.... Read More

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Understanding the Biomechanics of Lameness

August 20, 2014

Locomotion involves consistent limb movements that change predictably when a horse is lame. Learn what to watch for.... Read More

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Where Did Horses' Extra Toes Go?

August 15, 2014

Researchers believe modern horses' "extra" toes either don't develop fully or disappear during development.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Runner-Up to Undergo Surgery

June 11, 2014

Commissioner will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his front left fetlock.... Read More

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Leg Conformation

June 11, 2014

Good leg conformation in a horse is a must if that animal is to remain serviceably sound for performance.... Read More

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California Chrome, Ride On Curlin to Get some Time Off

June 09, 2014

California Chrome and Ride On Curlin exited the Belmont with an injury and a bleeding episode, respectively.... Read More

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Remember Burrowing Rodents in Farm Management Plans

May 20, 2014

Burrowing rodents can damage pastures and cause injuries to horses. Here's how to mange them.... Read More

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Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

May 14, 2014

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy.... Read More

Dressage boots are a variation of brushing boots, typically equipped with a comfortable lining that promotes airflow.

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Poll Recap: Equine Leg Protection

May 06, 2014

Of the 756 respondents, more than half said their horses wear boots, wraps, or both when exercising.... Read More

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Researchers Study SDF Tendonitis in Cutting Horses

April 30, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of affected cutting horses returned to their previous level of work.... Read More

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Equine Body Type's Effect on Endurance Performance Studied

April 29, 2014

Researchers found that typical endurance-horse form and structure have little to do with racing success.... Read More

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The Importance of Limb Conformation

April 16, 2014

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. ... Read More

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Variations in Body Conformation

April 09, 2014

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance.... Read More

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Equine Pastern Vasculitis Still Puzzling Researchers

March 27, 2014

Despite intense research, scientists haven't uncovered anything reassuring about pastern vasculitis.... Read More

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Sidebone might be Normal in Swedish Cold-Blooded Horses

March 21, 2014

Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.... Read More

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Cellulitis Treatment and Prevention in Horses

March 17, 2014

What are some preventative measures I can take to protect my horse from developing cellulitis?... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Knee and Upper Cannon Bone Injuries

March 11, 2014

Jumpers' forelimbs withstand tremendous impact, and their knees and upper cannon bones are prone to injury.... Read More

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Diagnosing Lower Limb Lameness in Sport Horses

March 06, 2014

The lower limb is the most common site of lameness in English-discipline sport horses, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Heat in a Compensating Limb

February 24, 2014

My horse has heat in his hock. Could he be compensating for a pre-exisiting suspensory injury? ... Read More

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New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Could Prove Safer

February 21, 2014

Researchers made recommendations for an alternative navicular bursa injection approach.... Read More

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An Alternative Approach to Palmar Digital Nerve Blocks

February 16, 2014

One practitioner shares a new technique that be more effective in pinpointing the cause of equine foot pain.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hind-Limb Conformation Concerns

February 04, 2014

Of the 652 respondents, 236 (36%) said cow hocks are the least-worrisome hind-limb conformation fault.... Read More

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A Review of Fatal Fetlock Injuries in California Racehorses

January 29, 2014

One of the most common sites of catastrophic injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses is the fetlock.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More

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Club Foot Heritability

January 06, 2014

Is club foot an inherited condition?... Read More