Recent News for Lameness

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NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More

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The Importance of Limb Conformation

September 02, 2015

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

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Risk Factors for Epistaxis in Jump Racehorses Examined

August 31, 2015

Risk factors for equine nosebleeds appear to include age at first start, running on firm ground, and more.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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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

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... 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

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne last month.

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Equine Surface Experts Reach Footing Consensus

August 26, 2015

The experts agree that research results could evolve into standards that can help protect horses and riders.... Read More

Does this look like a mythical creature? It's actually part of a gait laboratory assessment of an ataxic horse!

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Yes, Your Horse is Neurologic (Or No, He Isn't)

August 26, 2015

Equine veterinarians confirm motion capture could be useful for objective measurements of ataxia, or incoordination.... Read More

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MacNamara Joins Bolton Center Equine Field Service Team

August 25, 2015

Dr. Brian MacNamara has special interests in lameness and the causes of poor performance in the equine athlete.... Read More

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Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More

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Maintain Health, Prepare Properly for a Sustainable Athlete

August 20, 2015

Horses could be more sustainable athletes if riders condition them better and monitor their health and fitness often.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 17, 2015

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More

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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

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Poll Recap: Addressing Hoof Abscesses

August 11, 2015

Of the 1,076 respondents, 48% said they soak the affected foot in Epsom salts and water if they suspect an abscess.... Read More

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Do Western Saddles Distribute Pressure Evenly?

August 10, 2015

While Western saddles had uneven pressure distribution, study horses showed no signs of saddle-related discomfort.... Read More

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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

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Sedation's Impact on Horses' Movement Patterns

August 05, 2015

A low dose of the sedative xylazine did not affect horses movement patterns, but higher doses could have more impact.... Read More

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Movement Asymmetry in Working Polo Ponies Evaluated

August 02, 2015

Polo ponies showed a high degree of movement asymmetry, but this doesn't necessarily mean the animal is lame or in pain.... Read More

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Saddle Research Conference Review Published in Journal

August 01, 2015

The review appeared in the British Equine Veterinary Association's Equine Veterinary Education.... Read More

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Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

July 31, 2015

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic.... Read More

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Offers New MRI Service

July 30, 2015

The new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005 and used until recently.... Read More

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Managing the Club Foot

July 29, 2015

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

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Signs That Your Saddle Doesn't Fit Your Horse

July 28, 2015

Watch for these telltale signs of poor saddle fit in your horse's body, behavior, and movement.... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More