Pain Management


Why Does My Horse Yawn During Bridling?

October 01, 2015

What happens before bridling might hold a clue as to why this horse yawns when facing his bridle.... Read More


Bute for Old Bones

September 17, 2015

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More


Firocoxib, Acetaminophen Eyed as Laminitis Treatments

July 29, 2015

Firocoxib and acetaminophen showed promise in alleviating acute equine foot pain, researchers found.... Read More


Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

March 02, 2015

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More


Microneedles Help Lidocaine Permeate Through Horse Skin

January 08, 2015

Pretreating an area with microneedles resulted in a 170% increase in the amount of lidocaine that permeated the skin.... Read More


Navicular Disease and Fracture

October 27, 2014

My horse has a fractured navicular bone that has calcified. Is there any treatment or surgery available to repair it?... Read More


Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.


Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More


How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More


Study: Owners Might Miss Signs of Equine Back Pain

May 27, 2014

Caretakers drastically underestimated how many horses in their care suffered from back pain in a recent study.... Read More


Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More


Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More


Relieving Laminitis Pain in the Field

March 15, 2014

An appropriate and timely approach to pain management is critical in caring for laminitic horses.... Read More


Meperidine Effective but Short Lasting for Foot Pain Control

February 14, 2014

Meperidine might provide a suitable alternative to NSAIDs for treating equine foot pain in some cases.... Read More


NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines

February 01, 2014

Researchers found that NSAID administration reduced immune response in previously exposed and naive horses.... Read More


The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More


AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Neonatal Medicine Concerns

December 27, 2013

Attendees discussed "dummy" foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.... Read More


Pain Management for Horses with Laminitis: Where Are We Now?

December 02, 2013

There's still no one-size-fits-all formula to managing laminitic horses' pain. ... Read More


Joint Injections

November 11, 2013

When injecting multiple joints, is it unusual for one joint to show more improvement than the other?... Read More


Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More


Horse Pain and its Impact on Reproduction

August 24, 2013

Learn how equine pain might influence reproduction ability, along with how to detect subtle signs of pain.... Read More


Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More


Influences on Equine Fracture Healing

November 19, 2012

Bone fractures in horses, whether catastrophic or microscopic, heal through a complex sequence of events.... Read More


Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More


Advances in Equine Joint Pain Management

November 05, 2012

One researcher evaluated pharmacologic methods of osteoarthritis management and recent pain control advances.... Read More