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


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


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

Lyall submitted this image of her mare’s unusual sweat pattern.


Uneven Sweating and Intermittent Lameness in a Horse

May 20, 2014

What could cause an unusual sweat pattern and occasional lameness in a horse? ... Read More

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


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


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


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


Rolex Kentucky: Complementary Therapies for FEI Event Horses

April 26, 2014

At the Rolex Ride The Course event, Lynn Symansky discusses complementary therapies used for event horses. ... Read More


Rolex Kentucky: Lynn Symansky on Post-Cross-Country Care

April 26, 2014

At the Rolex Ride the Course press event, Lynn Symansky shares how riders care for horses after cross-country.... Read More


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


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


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


How to Choose Front Leg Protection for Your Horse

January 23, 2014

Get tips on choosing front leg protection for your horse from Nicole Carroll of Leap of Faith Farms. ... Read More


Evaluating Conformation

January 22, 2014

Do you know what to look for when evaluating a horse's conformation? ... Read More


Poll Recap: Confounding Conformation

October 15, 2013

Of 766 voters, 29% said they worry most about buck or calf knees. ... Read More


Lameness (AAEP Convention 2012)

March 21, 2013

Topics include track surfaces, suspensory, flexion tests, sesamoid, and non-weight-bearing injuries, and more.... Read More


Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries

January 25, 2013

Dr. Ross Rich shares his experience treating equine orthopedic injuries with stem cells.... Read More


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


Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More


Evaluating Horse Feet, Legs, and Gaits (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

One researcher described how to evaluate horses' feet, legs, and gaits for potential soundness or lameness.... Read More


Alltech's Equine News and Brews Resumes Feb. 23

February 17, 2012

The 2012 program kicks off on Feb. 23 with "Managing Angular Limb Deformities in the Young Horse."... Read More


Study: MRI Beneficial for Diagnosing Some Leg Lamenesses

October 24, 2011

MRIs picked up a wider range of abnormalities in some lame horses than did X rays or ultrasounds.... Read More


Conformation and Limb Deformities in Horses

August 02, 2011

Learn about leg conformation and limb deformities in horses with Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji.... Read More


Prosthetic Limbs for Horses: A Closer Look

April 10, 2011

Horses have traditionally been considered obligate four-legged animals; however, the dogma is changing. ... Read More


Diagnosing Equine Bone Fragility Syndrome (AAEP 2011)

April 08, 2011

Clearly defined diagnostic criteria could help veterinarians detect BFS earlier and more accurately.... Read More