Diagnosing Hoof Lameness

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Neurectomy for Laminitis

December 23, 2014

My veterinarian suspects my horse has laminitis. Would a neurectomy help my horse's condition?... Read More

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When Might a Veterinarian Watch a Horse Under Saddle?

December 11, 2014

Find out how watching a horse move under saddle can help a veterinarian during a soundness or prepurchase exam.... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More

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How are Bone Scans Used to Diagnose Equine Lameness?

November 20, 2014

Dr. Rachel Buchholz explains how bone scans work and how veterinarians use them to diagnose unsoundness in horses.... Read More

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Navicular Disease and Fracture

October 27, 2014

My horse has a fractured navicular bone that has calcified. Is there any treatment or surgery available to repair it?... Read More

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Is the Hoof Smart? Adaptability of the Equine Foot

September 30, 2014

Dr. Debra Taylor describes the visual exam of a healthy hoof and how feet can change in response to external factors.... Read More

Isabell Werth’s mare, Bella Rosa, come up lame on Day Two of WEG.

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X: You're Out

August 27, 2014

Imagine making it all the way to WEG and then finding out your horse can't compete after all.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

August 16, 2014

Shock wave is a noninvasive, nonsurgical therapy for orthopedic conditions. Learn how it can help your horse.... Read More

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Top 5 Endurance Horse Health Issues

July 23, 2014

From tendon injuries to backs that radiate heat--learn the most common health problems endurance horses face.... Read More

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Infographic: Navicular Disease

June 30, 2014

Learn about navicular disease, a common condition that causes up to 1/3 of all front-limb equine lamenesses.... Read More

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.

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Standing MRI in Horses

June 23, 2014

Learn about the standing MRI process step-by-step, and take a look inside the equine foot.... Read More

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Equine MRI

June 18, 2014

Learn why MRI is considered the "gold standard" for diagnosing equine lamenesses.... Read More

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Standing MRI: Use in Diagnosing Equine Lameness

June 16, 2014

Learn about standing MRI and how veterinarians use it to help diagnose equine lameness.... Read More

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Bad Foot Knocks Hoppertunity from Kentucky Derby

May 01, 2014

Trainer Bob Baffert believes the colt has a bruised foot but wants to make 100% sure that is the only issue.... Read More

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Tips for Keeping Event Horses Sound

April 23, 2014

How do you keep a three-day event horse sound? Four-star eventer Buck Davidson shares his tips. ... Read More

When blood flow within the hoof to the coffin bone is compromised for long periods, the bone breaks down starting at the trim and can lose significant mass, as seen with the bone on the right.

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Horse Hoof Anatomy, Part 1

April 23, 2014

Learn how the bones and soft tissues in a horse's hoof work together and impact soundness. ... Read More

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Rehabilitating Senior Horses from Injuries

April 22, 2014

Have you brought an older horse back to work after an injury?... Read More

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Mystery Lameness, Part 3: Dr. Kent Allen

April 16, 2014

FEI veterinarian Dr. Kent Allen shares interesting equine lameness cases. Part 3 of 3.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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Mystery Lameness, Part 2: Dr. Raul Bras

April 09, 2014

Vet and farrier Dr. Raul Bras shares interesting lameness cases from his practice. Part 2 of 3. ... Read More

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Mystery Lameness, Part 1: Dr. Mark Revenaugh

April 02, 2014

See challenging lameness cases from U.S. Eventing team veterinarian Dr. Mark Revenaugh. Part 1 of 3.... Read More

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Diagnosing Lameness in Horses

March 14, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones shares information about diagnosing lameness in horses. ... Read More

Shock wave therapy is one of many medical treatments for caudal heel pain.

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Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

Navicular disease can seem devastating when diagnosed, but many horses return to work with treatment.... Read More

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Using Bursography to Diagnose Palmar Foot Pain

March 08, 2014

Navicular bursography is an effective diagnostic option for palmar foot pain when MRI is not in the cards.... Read More