Diagnosing Hoof Lameness

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Horse Foot Bruises

June 22, 2016

Learn how to treat and prevent common stone bruises in your horse's hooves.... Read More

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

May 18, 2016

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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The New Navicular Paradigm

April 20, 2016

Here's what we know and are learning about defining, diagnosing, and treating this painful foot disease.... Read More

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12 Facts about Equine Navicular Syndrome

April 07, 2016

Learn about the diagnosing, treating, and the possible causes of navicular syndrome in our Vet On Demand companion! ... Read More

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Equine Gait Analysis: Sensor Placement Consistency Crucial

April 06, 2016

Even small deviations in sensor placement can result in an inaccurate hind-limb lameness diagnosis, researchers found.... Read More

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.

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Navicular Disease

March 30, 2016

The University of Tennessee's Dr. Jim Schumacher overviews navicular syndrome's risk factors, treatments, and more.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

March 22, 2016

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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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Monday's Top Tweets

March 08, 2016

View some of our news editor's tweets and take-homes from Day 1 of the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. ... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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How Do You Break the Cycle of Thrush?

February 10, 2016

Dr. Ashley Embly answers a question about managing thrush in horses who live in wet environments.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 16, 2015

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

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2016 Heumphreus Lecture to Feature Dyson, Moon

November 12, 2015

Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Grant Moon, CJF, AWCF, will present on hoof-related topics.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.

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Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More

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Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More

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Objective Determination of Lameness in the Horse

October 30, 2015

Dr. Kevin Keegan examines the biomechanics related to diagnosing equine lameness. ... Read More

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Infographic: Handling Hoof Abscesses

October 23, 2015

Hoof abscesses are a common cause of severe lameness in horses. Find out how to manage one in our step-by-step guide.... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More

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Venograms and Laminitis

September 30, 2015

What is a venogram, and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More

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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

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Diagnosing Equine Lameness Early

September 21, 2015

What do you do when your horse isn't moving quite right? Here's a look at how to diagnose lamenesses early.... Read More

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2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance Meeting Tweets

September 11, 2015

Highlights and take-homes from the 2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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A New Normal

September 02, 2015

Have you made any routine changes to accommodate a horse's medical needs?... Read More

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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