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Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More

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Rehabilitation Exercises from the Ground

September 03, 2014

Learn how dynamic mobilization, core strengthening, and balancing exercises can benefit horses recovering from injury.... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

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Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More

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Limitations and Advances in Lameness Assessment

August 26, 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 19, 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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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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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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Bone Spur Prognosis

June 02, 2014

What is the long-term prognosis for bone spurs in horses?... 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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Equine Health, Security Protocols for Ky. Derby Outlined

April 29, 2014

Churchill Downs outlined its enhanced security measures for horses competing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. ... 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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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

This saddle has slipped to the right in association with right hind limb lameness.

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Saddle Study Reveals High Degree of Lameness in Sport Horses

April 07, 2014

Of the 506 working sports horses assessed, 46% were classified as lame or having a stiff, stilted canter.... Read More

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Managing Equine Cystic Stifle Lesions

February 28, 2014

Specific management approaches can help some affected horses return to their jobs with few lasting effects.... Read More

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Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

February 17, 2014

Because each hock lameness case is unique, it isn't always easy to pinpoint the cause of the unsoundness.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Assessing Proximal Metatarsal Lameness in Sport Horses

February 15, 2014

Injuries to the top of the rear cannon bone are some of the most difficult to diagnose.... 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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Asleep on His Feet

December 02, 2013

Equids (horses, asses, and zebras) are the only animals that sleep standing up. ... Read More

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What are Third Trochanter Fractures in Horses?

October 30, 2013

Researchers say third trochanter fractures probably aren't career ending and generally heal without surgery. ... Read More

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Hind-Limb Collateral Ligament Injuries Examined

May 18, 2013

Study results indicate affected horses have a guarded prognosis to return to athletic soundness.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Registration Open for AAEP Hind Limb Lameness Seminar

April 23, 2012

The hind limb lameness seminar will be held in conjunction with the AAEP's Business Education Workshop.... Read More

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A Closer Look at Treating Stifle Disease in Horses

April 11, 2012

Veterinarians treated horse stifle injuries with corticosteroid injections, stem cell approaches, and surgery.... Read More