Recent News for Lameness

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EVA: Racing Vets Put Hearts Into Caring for Horses

January 10, 2016

Equine Veterinarians Australia takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes with racehorse practitioners.... Read More

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Winter Workouts

January 08, 2016

Consider how current weather conditions will affect your horse and adapt your workouts accordingly.... Read More

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Heat in a Compensating Limb

January 06, 2016

My horse has heat in his hock. Could he be compensating for a pre-exisiting suspensory injury? ... Read More

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

January 06, 2016

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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Achieving Full Mobility After Bone Chip Surgery

December 30, 2015

What therapies might help relieve the rest of a horse's body when treating a specific injury or recovering from surgery?... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More

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Can Hoof Wall Radiographs Help Identify Early Laminitis?

December 30, 2015

Radiographing deep hoof wall layers, where laminitic changes occur first, could be helpful in early clinical assessment.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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The Horse's Top Videos of 2015

December 27, 2015

View videos on topics including navicular disease, saddle fitting, body condition scoring, joint treatments, and more.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More

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Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

December 23, 2015

How do I explain a horse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More

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Supporting-Limb Laminitis Uncommon, Researchers Find

December 23, 2015

As a result, one vet said efforts to prevent laminitis of common origins could reduce the disease's impact more.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Christine Latham

December 19, 2015

Latham is researching amino acid supplementation's effects on whole body and muscle protein synthesis in aged horses.... Read More

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Long-Toe, Low-Heel Hooves: Let Them Grow Naturally?

December 18, 2015

Would a horse with long-toed, low-heeled conformation benefit from allowing their hooves to grow out naturally? ... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 16, 2015

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

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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Equine Joint Therapies: What to Know

December 15, 2015

There are joint treatments galore, but your vet can help determine which option is best suited for your horse.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More

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Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis: What's the Difference?

December 09, 2015

What's the difference between osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis?... Read More

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Indications for Joint Injections

December 09, 2015

Your vet might choose to inject your horse if his joints require direct treatment due to disease, inflammation, or pain.... Read More

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Current Applications of Equine Regenerative Medicine

December 08, 2015

Regenerative medicine is opening doors to new and improved therapeutic options for equine musculoskeletal injuries.... Read More

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Researchers Study Light's Impact on Young Thoroughbreds

December 06, 2015

Longer light exposure appears to have numerous effects, from prompting coat shedding to increasing bone mineral density.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Acute Laminitis

December 02, 2015

Beginning treatment during the acute phase helps give the horse the best chance of recovery. Here's what to know.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Cold-Weather Leg Wrapping

December 01, 2015

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More