Recent News for Injuries & Lameness

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Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here?

January 19, 2018

Fatal injuries in North American flat racing horses has decreased by 23%, but there's still work to be done.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 16, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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How Footing Impacts Musculoskeletal Health, Performance

January 10, 2018

Footing is one of the most common factors cited when a horse performs poorly or suffers an injury. ... Read More

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

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 31, 2017

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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Softening the Hard Mouthed-Horse

December 26, 2017

Does it feel like your horse hangs on the reins? A behaviorist offers possible causes and solutions to the problem.... Read More

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House Arrest: Your Horse on Stall Rest

December 24, 2017

Stall rest can be anything but restful for horse and owner alike. Here's how to achieve the best possible outcome.... Read More

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Feeding PPID and IR Senior Horses

December 18, 2017

From reducing PPID-associated muscle wasting to managing IR and obesity, here's what to consider for your old horse.... Read More

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Some Endurance Horses Lacking in Lameness Care, Study Shows

December 17, 2017

Lameness was the most common issue ride vets found, but 48% of affected horses had no further vet exams or treatment.... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

December 15, 2017

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

Researchers identified stem cells (green colored) from equine endometrium tissue on fluorescence microscope analysis.

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Researchers Harvest Uterine Stem Cells From Horses

December 13, 2017

Laboratory results show the stem cells can differentiate into fat, bone, cartilage, and muscle tissue.... Read More

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ARCI Model Rules Committee to Meet Dec. 7-8

December 07, 2017

Possible discussion topics include joint treatments and injections, detailed equine health records, and more.... Read More

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Research on Pain Scoring System for Ridden Horses Continues

December 05, 2017

This part of the study details behavioral pain markers, including head tossing, unwillingness to go forwards, and more.... Read More

Article

Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

November 25, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

Article

Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

November 20, 2017

Nearly 75% of horses in a recent study had significant motion asymmetry but were sound according to their owners.... Read More

Article

Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

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

Article

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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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 03, 2017

Plunging temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can trigger joint discomfort. Here's how to keep your horse comfortable.... Read More

Article

Study: Gene Therapy Can Help Reduce Equine Lameness

October 31, 2017

Study horses returned to full health after tendon and ligament injuries and treatment without adverse side effects.... Read More

Article

Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

Article

Most Riding Horse Fractures Result From Pasture Accidents

October 25, 2017

The most common fracture sites in competition and leisure horses were the medial splint bone and the head.... 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