Recent News for Conformation Problems


Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More


Speedy Splint Recovery

November 17, 2015

Do you have any suggestions for speeding the time it takes for proximal splints (in the forelimbs) to resolve?... Read More

The average shape of the “mean” Lipizzan stallion at Piber.


Researchers Develop Objective Conformation Scoring System

November 17, 2015

Scientists applied precise, objective mathematical analysis to the subjective art of horse breeding evaluations.... Read More


Should Veterinarians Be Concerned About Saddle Fit?

November 15, 2015

Veterinarians can access an illustrated tutorial on saddle fit and its impact horse and rider health and welfare.... Read More

Dressage champion Valegro works in the water treadmill at Hartpury College.


Walking in Water: A Key Ingredient in Valegro's Winning Mix?

November 13, 2015

British researchers recently studied how water treadmills can influence a sport horse's performance and rehabilitation.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.


Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More


Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More


Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More


Standing CT Unit Installed at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital

November 04, 2015

The new CT unit's gantry is 85 cm in diameter to accommodate large equine body parts, such as the neck.... Read More


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Benefit Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 04, 2015

Recent study results support the hypothesis that omega-3s could modify a joint's response to inflammation.... Read More


Cardiac Recovery Time in Endurance Horses Evaluated

November 03, 2015

Veterinarians and riders should consider cardiac recovery times of more than 13 minutes as a warning sign of a problem.... Read More


Is Omeprazole Safe for Horses' Bones?

October 27, 2015

Short-term omeprazole administration had no impact on horses' blood calcium levels or bone mineral content or density.... Read More


New Bolton Center to Use Robotics-Controlled Imaging System

October 23, 2015

The four-robot system can perform multiple modalities and will be used in conjunction with a high-speed treadmill.... Read More


The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Your Horse

October 20, 2015

Chiropractic provides another means of diagnosis and treatment for many musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.


Bandaging Fundamentals

October 19, 2015

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More


Resolving a Common Swelling

October 19, 2015

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More


Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More


Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More


Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More


Manifestations of Equine Herpesvirus-1

October 13, 2015

Learn how the respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic forms of equine herpesvirus-1 can impact your horse.... Read More


Keeneland's Track Reviewed in Wake of Racehorse Breakdowns

October 12, 2015

Dr. Mick Peterson found that the dirt surface met all of the pre-meet test criteria and was maintained properly.... Read More

Kelly Layne hugs Udon P at the end of a Grand Prix freestyle test performed at Dressage at Devon horse show in Devon, Pennsylvania in September 2014.


Grand Prix Horse Recovers from Heart Condition

October 08, 2015

International dressage horse Udon P is back in the ring after a successful heart treatment at the University of Florida.... Read More


Bone Chips in Horses: Why, Where, and What to Do

October 07, 2015

Bone chips can be a proper pain in the joint; learn where and why they happen and when they need to be removed. ... Read More


Equine Grass Sickness Shares Signs With Human Disease

October 06, 2015

Horses with grass sickness have similar signs of disease as people with Alzheimer's, a study has found.... Read More


Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More