Recent News for Conformation and Problems

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Does Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves? Keep Them That Way

November 22, 2017

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Swayback in a Young Horse

November 15, 2017

A young horse's swayback is getting worse as he ages. A veterinarian shares insight on why this might be.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Bone Spur Prognosis

October 24, 2017

Our gelding's broken hock healed with bone spurs. What is the long-term prognosis for affected horses?... Read More

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The Road to Recovery: Rehab for the Horse's Upper-Body

October 20, 2017

In the first of this two-part series, we'll explore full-body rehabilitation options, from the horse's head to tail. ... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.

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Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

October 20, 2017

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More

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Resistance Bands Help Strengthen Horses' Core Muscles

October 11, 2017

After four weeks of resistance band training, horses showed less unwanted vertebral movement along the back.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

September 20, 2017

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

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.

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Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

September 18, 2017

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain in Horses

September 13, 2017

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

September 05, 2017

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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

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What You Need to Know About Equine Leg Bandaging

September 01, 2017

A poorly applied bandage can cause as many problems as a well-applied wrap can prevent. Remember the following.... Read More

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Can a Horse's Leg 'Fall Asleep'?

August 31, 2017

What might cause a horse to scratch or drag a leg while he's lying down? ... Read More

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Scientists Work to Measure Equine Back Pain Objectively

August 30, 2017

Objective measurements can lead to more targeted therapy and provide a basis for comparison as the horse improves.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

August 27, 2017

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing an Injured Horse

August 22, 2017

Of the 420 respondents, 349 people (83%) said they have rehabilitated an injured horse. ... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

August 15, 2017

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 15, 2017

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

August 08, 2017

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

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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