Muscle and Joint Problems

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.


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


Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More


Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 08, 2014

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model.... Read More


Equine Lameness 101

February 07, 2014

There are ways of preventing and treating equine lameness to help your horse be as healthy as possible.... Read More


Thoroughbred Health Conditions Discussed at CBA Seminar

February 05, 2014

Scoping yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered.... 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


Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More


Managing Racehorse Joints with Strict Medication Regulations

January 09, 2014

In the face of new racing medication rules, vets are revisiting treatment approaches for injured horses.... Read More


The Top Horse Health Multimedia Content of 2013

January 03, 2014

Which were the most accessed videos, slideshows, reports, and podcasts in 2013? Here's a list of the top 10. ... Read More


Joint Injections

December 27, 2013

Learn more about equine joint injections and what kind of horses or problems might benefit from them. ... Read More


Joint Injections: Prevention or Treatment?

December 16, 2013

Are joint injections meant to be used to prevent lameness, or as a therapeutic remedy for an existing problem?... Read More


Drug to Treat Equine Joint Dysfunction Gains FDA Approval

December 03, 2013

The drug is designed to treat joint dysfunction in horses associated with equine osteoarthritis.... Read More


Senior Horse Performance Problems

November 21, 2013

Erica recently identified a performance issue in her aging eventer. Have you had a similar experience?... Read More


Researchers Study Racehorses' Bone Fatigue Life

November 06, 2013

Researchers are studying how well racehorses' subchondral bone stands up to repeated pressure.... Read More


Equine Joint Injection Simulator Created for Vet Students

November 01, 2013

The simulator allows students practice joint injections before trying their hands at injecting a live horse. ... Read More

Photo Courtesy of Animal Health Trust - for use in Making Strides July 2013 issue


Making Great Strides

October 29, 2013

The Animal Health Trust orthopedics team performs cutting-edge research of equine anatomy and function. ... Read More


CSU Surgeon Honored for Research that Helps Horses, Humans

October 24, 2013

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith received the Jacob Markowitz Award for outstanding contributions to medicine.... Read More


Adequan Slowly Returning to Market

September 17, 2013

While Adequan IM has slowly begun returning to the market, the drug will remain in short supply for a time.... Read More


Equine JOCC Project Conclusions Revealed

September 11, 2013

Researchers confirmed what some believed all along: JOCC might be one disease, but it’s a very complex one.... Read More


New York Racing Regulators Reinstate Corticosteroid Rules

September 09, 2013

The rule requires a claimed horse's trainer to provide details on injections given within 30 of claiming.... Read More


Equine Osteochondrosis Terminology Revamped

September 07, 2013

A better understanding of the lesions found in growing horse skeletons has led to clearer terminology.... Read More


Poll Recap: Joint Injections

August 13, 2013

Of the 703 voters, 484 (69%) indicated they never have their horses' joints injected... Read More


Some Osteochondral Lesions Could Resolve Naturally

August 11, 2013

Research shows that many radiographic findings in weanlings can change--usually for the better--within a year.... Read More


Adequan Could Return to Market Later this Month

August 05, 2013

The manufacturer anticipates the release of Adequan products to the market beginning in late August 2013.... Read More


Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More