Recent News for Lameness

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Researchers Study SDF Tendonitis in Cutting Horses

April 30, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of affected cutting horses returned to their previous level of work.... Read More

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Equine Health, Security Protocols for Ky. Derby Outlined

April 29, 2014

Churchill Downs outlined its enhanced security measures for horses competing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. ... Read More

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Equine Body Type's Effect on Endurance Performance Studied

April 29, 2014

Researchers found that typical endurance-horse form and structure have little to do with racing success.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

When blood flow within the hoof to the coffin bone is compromised for long periods, the bone breaks down starting at the trim and can lose significant mass, as seen with the bone on the right.

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Horse Hoof Anatomy, Part 1

April 23, 2014

Learn how the bones and soft tissues in a horse's hoof work together and impact soundness. ... Read More

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Stewart to Discuss Equine Tendon Injuries during Lecture

April 23, 2014

Dr. Holly Stewart will review current therapies and the development of more effective treatments.... Read More

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Surgically Treating 'Kissing Spines' in the Standing Horse

April 23, 2014

The team found that the standing procedure yielded similar results to surgery done under general anesthesia. ... Read More

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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... Read More

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The Importance of Limb Conformation

April 16, 2014

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

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Variations in Body Conformation

April 09, 2014

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance.... Read More

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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

This saddle has slipped to the right in association with right hind limb lameness.

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Saddle Study Reveals High Degree of Lameness in Sport Horses

April 07, 2014

Of the 506 working sports horses assessed, 46% were classified as lame or having a stiff, stilted canter.... Read More

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Eventing Champion Headley Britannia Euthanized

April 02, 2014

Headley Britannia was euthanized April 1 after a cross-country schooling accident. She was 21.... Read More

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Study: Joint Injections have Low Risk of Synovial Sepsis

April 02, 2014

When careful aseptic techniques are used for joint injections, the risk of infection is low, researchers say.... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More

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Blood-Contaminated Joint Fluid Samples Might Still be Useful

March 30, 2014

While vets typically toss contaminated samples, researchers now say useful information can still be garnered.... Read More

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

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Equine Pastern Vasculitis Still Puzzling Researchers

March 27, 2014

Despite intense research, scientists haven't uncovered anything reassuring about pastern vasculitis.... Read More

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Oral Joint Supplement Efficacy Tested in Senior Horses

March 26, 2014

Researchers found that an oral joint supplement did not improve stiff gaits in one senior horse population.... Read More

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Sidebone might be Normal in Swedish Cold-Blooded Horses

March 21, 2014

Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.

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Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More

A horse patient completes an underwater treadmill therapy session in the new Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center at the University of Tennessee's Veterinary Medical Center, in Knoxville.

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Underwater Treadmill Exercise's Effects on Horses' Backs

March 18, 2014

Using these treadmills in a horse's fitness regimen might help relieve back pain and increase range of motion.... Read More