Lower Limb


How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 24, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.


Bandaging Fundamentals

October 19, 2015

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More


Resolving a Common Swelling

October 19, 2015

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


Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More


Bone Chips in Horses: Why, Where, and What to Do

October 07, 2015

Bone chips can be a proper pain in the joint; learn where and why they happen and when they need to be removed. ... Read More


Advances in Joint Disease Treatment

September 30, 2015

Learn about the newest advances in understanding and treating joint disease in horses from Dr. Wayne Mcllwraith. ... Read More


Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More


The Importance of Limb Conformation

September 02, 2015

Researchers are always working to determine which deviations from the norm are performance-limiting. ... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.


Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

August 28, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More


Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More


Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More


Controlling Burrowing Rodents in Pastures

August 07, 2015

Find out how to prevent groundhogs, voles, and other pests from leaving horse-limb-sized holes in your pastures.... Read More


Managing the Club Foot

July 29, 2015

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead productive lives.... Read More


The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

July 20, 2015

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how?... Read More


Arena Maintenance: What to Remember

July 17, 2015

Here's how to prolong your arena footing's lifespan and maintain a safe and functional riding surface.... Read More


Researchers Study Impact's Impact on Bone Health

July 13, 2015

Finite-element modeling is providing a more in-depth look at equine joint health under varying loading conditions.... Read More


Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.


From Toeing-Out to Toeing-In

July 08, 2015

What could cause a change in an adult horse's leg conformation? ... Read More


Trail Horse Hoof Care

June 03, 2015

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More


Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More


Sizing Up Off-Track Thoroughbreds for Other Disciplines

May 07, 2015

If you're an off-track Thoroughbred owner, what characteristics did you look for in your prospect?... Read More


MRI to Predict Catastrophic Fetlock Fractures in Racehorses

May 05, 2015

Researchers say MRI might be useful as a screening test to identify racehorses at increased risk of fetlock fracture.... Read More


The Trouble with Mud

April 25, 2015

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


AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More


Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More