Lower Limb

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

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

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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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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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

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Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses

July 21, 2017

Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and management of repetitive stress-related fetlock injuries in racehorses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Radiographs for Horse Hoof Care

July 04, 2017

Of the 359 respondents, 101 (28%) said their hoof care professionals use radiographs to make trimming/shoeing decisions.... Read More

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Mending Equine Tendons and Ligaments

June 20, 2017

Researchers are exploring improved ways to heal these notoriously complicated soft tissue structures. ... Read More

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Collected, Medium, and Extended Trot Biomechanics Studied

June 20, 2017

Researchers focused on the effect of collected and lengthened paces in young and mature dressage horses.... Read More

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Heat in a Compensating Limb

June 14, 2017

My horse has heat in his hock. Could he be compensating for a pre-exisiting suspensory injury? ... 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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Transporting Horses Post-Joint Injection

May 31, 2017

How long do I need to wait after sedation and the injections before hauling my horse back home?... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

May 17, 2017

What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Resolving a Common Swelling

March 15, 2017

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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What's Inside the Equine Digital Cushion?

March 11, 2017

The digital cushion, located in the rear of the hoof, protects the foot's complex bone and soft-tissue structures.... Read More

These CT (left), fused PET/CT (center) and CT (right) images of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse mare's front feet (top: left, bottom: right). There is a severe lesion in the navicualr bone on the left front seen both on CT and PET. The CT of the right front does not show any abnormalites but the PET shows an early lesion.

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

March 08, 2017

PET scans revealed lesions in bony and soft tissue, some of which weren't visible on other imaging modalities.... 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