Recent News for Limb Anatomy & Physiology


What is a Saddle Tracing or Template?

June 01, 2015

Saddle fitters use tracing or templating to record the shape of a horse's back. Here's how it works.... Read More


Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More


New Treatments for Upward Fixation of the Patella Needed

May 29, 2015

Just 50% of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the current surgical treatment for upward fixation of the patella.... Read More

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.


Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

May 27, 2015

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


Clinical Signs and Causes of Back Pain in Horses

May 22, 2015

Learn about common issues owners encounter with their horses' spine and saddle fit and how to treat such issues.... Read More


Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More


Pelvic Fractures in Horses: Not Always Career-Ending

May 08, 2015

Researchers determined that if horses were discharged from the hospital, a good long-term outcome was likely.... Read More


MRI to Predict Catastrophic Fetlock Fractures in Racehorses

May 05, 2015

Researchers say MRI might be useful as a screening test to identify racehorses at increased risk of fetlock fracture.... Read More


Researchers Study Compensatory Lameness

April 28, 2015

Consider this under-recognized issue before deciding which limb is the primary lameness source.... Read More


The Trouble with Mud

April 25, 2015

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More


AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More


Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More


Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good quality radiographs is critical when diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More


Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition that vets are seeing a lot of in performance horses.... Read More

A meniscal tear as seen on ultrasound with the limb bearing weight.


Arthroscopy vs. Ultrasound for Diagnosing Stifle Lesions

March 02, 2015

Researchers determined that using both modalities can help vets increase their diagnostic and prognostic capabilities.... Read More


Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Acquires Standing MRI

February 26, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists signed an agreement to install the unit at its facility near Belmont Park.... Read More


Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

February 23, 2015

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock.... Read More


A Review of Imaging Options for Subtle Lamenesses

February 11, 2015

A veterinarian weighs in on radiographs, nuclear scintigraphy, and standing MRI for diagnosing subtle lamenesses.... Read More


Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More


Why Does a Horse Rest a Hind Leg?

January 29, 2015

A vet and horse behavior expert shares how to distinguish between normal hind-leg resting behavior and lameness.... Read More


Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More


The Incredible Equine Neck

January 06, 2015

From perils to preservation tactics: How your horse can hurt his neck and ways to prevent injury. ... Read More


Neurectomy for Laminitis

December 22, 2014

My veterinarian suspects my horse has laminitis. Would a neurectomy help my horse's condition?... Read More


Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed

December 20, 2014

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.


Getting a Handle on Scratches

December 17, 2014

Address the condition's primary, predisposing, and perpetuating causative factors for a successful outcome. ... Read More