Muscle and Joint Problems

The young horses at this Lusitano farm in Brazil are well-conditioned for their future athletic careers, thanks to full-time turnout on varied terrain and good genetics.

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When in Doubt, Turn Out

September 29, 2014

Full-time turnout is one of the best ways to develop a young horse's musculoskeletal system. ... Read More

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EAG Findings Could Help in Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

September 23, 2014

Electroarthrography (EAG) could be used to detect damaged or osteoarthritic cartilage in a noninvasive manner.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Senior Horses

September 22, 2014

Old horses spend their lifetimes earning our love and respect. Learn how to keep them healthy and comfortable.... Read More

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Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More

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Improving a Horse's Proprioception During Rehabilitation

September 16, 2014

Learn about three techniques riders can use to improve motion deficits using the horse's proprioceptive awareness.... Read More

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Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

September 06, 2014

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim.... 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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How Do You Prevent a Horse from Getting Arthritis?

August 01, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig shares steps to prevent arthritis in the athletic horse. (00:02:06)... Read More

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10 Equine Joint Health Resources on TheHorse.com

July 31, 2014

Learn about options for keeping horses' joints healthy and for treating those that have developed problems. ... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

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Massages for Senior Horses

July 29, 2014

Have you had massage, myofascial release, or any other type of body work performed on your older horse?... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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A Whole-Horse Approach to Managing Joint Disease

July 28, 2014

From hoof and veterinary care to nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture, find out how to keep your horse sound.... 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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Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 16, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More

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Athletes to Trail Warriors: Caring for the Adult Horse

July 03, 2014

Learn about caring for the health of adult show and recreational horses.... Read More

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Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More

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Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated

July 02, 2014

Yearlings that had surgical treatment for hock osteochondrosis (OC) performed as well as those without OC.... Read More

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What's the Difference between PSSM Types 1 and 2?

June 26, 2014

Dr. Stephanie Valberg explains the differences between these two diseases that cause horses to tie up.... Read More

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Showground Shock Wave

June 23, 2014

Shock wave is a proven therapy frequently seen (and heard) at horse shows.... Read More

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Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

June 21, 2014

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more.... Read More

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Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... 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