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7 Conformation Flaws: Piecing Together What We Know

August 01, 2017

What impact do structural deviations really have on your horse's soundness and performance? Here's what you should know.... Read More

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The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

June 06, 2017

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More

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Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

February 25, 2017

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2016

February 08, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Scientists Find Genes Behind Crooked Legs in Shetland Ponies

January 18, 2017

A hereditary disease--skeletal atavism--leads to disturbed skeletal development and usually requires euthanasia.... Read More

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Study: Lamenesses Might Not Originate From Where You Think

December 20, 2016

Horses can appear lame in the front limb when the real lameness is the hind limb on the same side, researchers found.... Read More

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Horse Knees: The Crooked, Chipped, and Inflamed

September 21, 2016

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Can a Smartphone Help Diagnose Subtle Lamenesses?

May 11, 2016

Gait analysis applications on a smartphone can give reliable data to help detect hind limb lameness issues in horses.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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Speedy Splint Recovery

November 18, 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.

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Researchers Develop Objective Conformation Scoring System

November 18, 2015

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

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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

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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

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The Importance of Limb Conformation

September 02, 2015

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. ... Read More

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Movement Asymmetry in Working Polo Ponies Evaluated

August 02, 2015

Polo ponies showed a high degree of movement asymmetry, but this doesn't necessarily mean the animal is lame or in pain.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Study Compensatory Lameness

April 28, 2015

Consider this under-recognized issue before deciding which limb is the primary lameness source.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

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A Review of Imaging Options for Subtle Lamenesses

February 11, 2015

A veterinarian weighs in on radiographs, nuclear scintigraphy, and standing MRI for diagnosing subtle lamenesses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: What Conformation Flaws Can You Live With?

November 18, 2014

Of the 1,074 respondents, 349 (32%) said they could live with a slight club foot in their horse's conformation.... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Host Equine Sports Medicine Lecture

October 22, 2014

Drs. Elizabeth Davidson and Liz Arbittier will offer a joint lecture on sports medicine, including lameness evaluations.... 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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Factors Influencing Jumping Horses' Performance Reviewed

October 15, 2014

Researchers believe that increased aerobic capacity is associated with improved performance, reduced fatigue.... 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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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