Developmental Orthopedic Disease (DOD)
November 02, 2001
The studies have been done, the jury is in, and the verdict is unanimous: if you want your foals to achieve their optimum growth, with the least risk of developmental orthopedic disorders like contracted tendons and physitis, plan to "creep feed"... Read More
March 01, 2001
We don't have all of the answers when it comes to feeding young horses. A nutrition program that doesn't promote--and possibly helps prevent--developmental orthopedic disease (DOD), including osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), is critical at this... Read More
August 01, 1999
On several occasions in the past year or two, we’ve discussed in this series the intricacies of feeding young horses for optimum growth. We’ve also walked you through the pertinent points of fueling the high-performance equine athlete, for... Read More
May 01, 1999
A discussion of epiphysitis is anything but simple, straightforward, or lacking in complexity. To begin with, there is confusion and... Read More
May 01, 1999
A newborn foal, teetering on spidery legs, has a knock-kneed, awkward charm that can melt hearts. ... Read More
January 01, 1999
Foals born to mares which do not receive proper nourishment during gestation could be born weak.... Read More
April 01, 1997
Developmental orthopedic disease (DOD) remains one of the top concerns of breeders worldwide. Not one condition, but rather a series of related syndromes, DOD encompasses anything that contributes to poor skeletal development in foals: angular... Read More
March 01, 1997
It is a sad sight when it happens. The newly born foal struggles to its feet and stands there wobbling on forelimbs and/or hindlimbs that can't seem to bear the weight. There might be a knuckling over at the pastern with the foal literally... Read More
September 01, 1996
Ask six veterinarians what causes developmental orthopedic disorders in foals and you might get six different answers. According to Tina Kemper, DVM, there could very well be six causes, and possibly more. Kemper specializes in equine internal... Read More
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