Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More


Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

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


Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More


Foot Lameness Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 05, 2011

A mix of veterinarians and farriers discussed ringbone-related (a degenerative disease of the pastern and coffin joints) lameness and using MRI to better diagnosis foot lameness at a Table Topic discussion on foot lameness conducted at the 2010 ... Read More


Ringbone in Horses

November 01, 2010

Thanks to advancements in treatment, ringbone is no longer ­automatically career-ending.... Read More


Horses with Extensive Sidebone Have an Increased Risk of Injury

September 11, 2010

Imagine that after a thorough prepurchase examination, your veterinarian turns to you and says the horse has sidebone, meaning his lateral and medial cartilages of the foot that have "ossified," or hardened into bone. What should you do? ... Read More


Abandoned Horse Finds Permanent Home

November 26, 2009

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred that was abandoned with a gaping wound in his head has recovered from his injury and found a permanent home at Equine Voices Rescue in Green Valley, Ariz.

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Nip a Bone Spur in the Bud?

September 01, 2007

Can bone spurs be surgically removed, as in osteochondritis dissecans cases? ... Read More


What is Ringbone?

May 01, 2005

My 17-year-old Arab gelding has been diagnosed with ringbone. What exactly is ringbone? Is it hereditary? ... Read More


Ringbone and Sidebone

July 01, 2003

Ringbone and sidebone are two closely related orthopedic problems of the lower limbs common in working horses.... Read More


Shoeing Prescription for Ringbone

February 01, 2002

My eventer was recently diagnosed with ringbone. How well could he jump with a rolled shoe? What else can be done?... Read More

This radiograph demonstrates the bony abnormalities seen with high ringbone (involving the pastern joint). This film is of the left hind foot of a 10-year-old Quarter Horse used for barrel racing.


Ringbone in Horses

February 01, 2000

Ringbone, a lameness disease of the pastern and coffin joints, is a degenerative disorder that has no cure. ... Read More