Recent News for Lameness

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Diagnosing Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses on the Farm

January 17, 2018

Vets can use a smartphone-based heart monitor to identify arrhythmias that are difficult to diagnose in the field.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... 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

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

January 09, 2018

Is there a point you'd recommend going back to basics with a horse that's been in therapeutic shoes for several years?... Read More

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Diagnosing Poor Performance: A Case Report

January 06, 2018

Here's how veterinarians diagnosed and treated a Warmblood that stopped intermittently when working under saddle.... Read More

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Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

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Annual Wellness Exams for Horses

January 03, 2018

Wellness care can result in a healthier life for the horse at a more manageable cost for the owner.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

January 02, 2018

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... 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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Poll Recap: Shopping for Saddle Pads

December 28, 2017

Most respondents said their horses' comfort is the most important factor when choosing a saddle pad.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017

Articles on laminitis, colic, hoof abscesses, licking and chewing, and wound care are among the most-read in 2017.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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Stirrup Placement and Rider Biomechanics: What's the Link?

December 23, 2017

Rider biomechanics significantly impact horse biomechanics, affecting performance, musculoskeletal health, and welfare.... Read More

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Does Your Horse's Saddle Fit?

December 20, 2017

Having your saddle fit is paramount to your horse's comfort and soundness. ... 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

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10 Navicular Syndrome Resources on TheHorse.com

December 14, 2017

Learn about veterinarians' current understanding of navicular syndrome with these articles, downloads, videos, and more.... 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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Swimming Can Improve Horse Glucose, Insulin Levels

December 12, 2017

Low-intensity swimming could help maintain glucose and insulin levels without putting excess strain on horses' limbs.... 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

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Saddle Fit Conference to Take Place in December 2018

November 28, 2017

The program will focus on the latest research, from equine pain recognition to rider posture and equine biomechanics.... Read More