Muscle and Joint Problems


Massages for Senior Horses

July 29, 2014

Have you had massage, myofascial release, or any other type of body work performed on your older horse?... Read More


RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More


A Whole-Horse Approach to Managing Joint Disease

July 28, 2014

From hoof and veterinary care to nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture, find out how to keep your horse sound.... Read More


Top 5 Endurance Horse Health Issues

July 23, 2014

From tendon injuries to backs that radiate heat--learn the most common health problems endurance horses face.... Read More


Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 16, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More


Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More


Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More


Athletes to Trail Warriors: Caring for the Adult Horse

July 03, 2014

Learn about caring for the health of adult show and recreational horses.... Read More


Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More


Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated

July 02, 2014

Yearlings that had surgical treatment for hock osteochondrosis (OC) performed as well as those without OC.... Read More


What's the Difference between PSSM Types 1 and 2?

June 26, 2014

Dr. Stephanie Valberg explains the differences between these two diseases that cause horses to tie up.... Read More


Showground Shock Wave

June 23, 2014

Shock wave is a proven therapy frequently seen (and heard) at horse shows.... Read More


Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

June 21, 2014

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more.... Read More


Study: Start Measures to Prevent Equine Arthritis Early

June 14, 2014

Anti-inflammatory aids mixed with daily feed rations can help decrease joint inflammation in young horses.... Read More


Belmont Stakes Runner-Up to Undergo Surgery

June 11, 2014

Commissioner will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his front left fetlock.... Read More


Bone Spur Prognosis

June 02, 2014

What is the long-term prognosis for bone spurs in horses?... Read More


Infographic: Equine Joint Structure and Function

May 30, 2014

Learn how equine joints work and common joint-function problems in this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More


Anti-Doping Regulation Challenges in International Racing

May 17, 2014

Anti-doping regulations can vary, sometimes significantly, from one country to another.... Read More


KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

May 14, 2014

The KHRC is conducting a study evaluating how fast corticosteroids are eliminated from a horse's system.... Read More


10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More


Training Equine Athletes for Health, Fitness, and Longevity

April 16, 2014

Find out how a vet would train a horse from a Grand Prix dressage trainer, clinician, and veterinarian.... Read More


Acupuncture in Horses

April 11, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones explains what acupuncture involves and how it is used to help horses. ... Read More


CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More


That Cresty Neck: Is It Muscle or Fat?

April 02, 2014

How can you tell if a neck is round from muscling or cresty from fat accumulation?... Read More


Study: Joint Injections have Low Risk of Synovial Sepsis

April 02, 2014

When careful aseptic techniques are used for joint injections, the risk of infection is low, researchers say.... Read More