Recent News for Injuries & Lameness

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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

November 20, 2017

Nearly 75% of horses in a recent study had significant motion asymmetry, but were sound according to their owners.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 03, 2017

Plunging temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can trigger joint discomfort. Here's how to keep your horse comfortable.... Read More

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Study: Gene Therapy can Help Reduce Equine Lameness

October 31, 2017

Study horses returned to full health after tendon and ligament injuries and treatment without adverse side effects.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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Most Riding Horse Fractures Result From Pasture Accidents

October 25, 2017

The most common fracture sites in competition and leisure horses were the medial splint bone and the head.... Read More

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Bone Spur Prognosis

October 24, 2017

Our gelding's broken hock healed with bone spurs. What is the long-term prognosis for affected horses?... Read More

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The Road to Recovery: Rehab for the Horse's Upper-Body

October 20, 2017

In the first of this two-part series, we'll explore full-body rehabilitation options, from the horse's head to tail. ... Read More

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

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 18, 2017

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

October 18, 2017

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

October 17, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Education

October 16, 2017

Look for equine bone and joint health resources Oct. 16-22 on TheHorse.com.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.

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Equine Intra-Articular Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

October 07, 2017

Pharmacological osteoarthritis therapy focuses on preventing or reducing pain and improving joint function.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

October 05, 2017

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

September 20, 2017

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain in Horses

September 13, 2017

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

September 03, 2017

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... 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