Recent News for Injuries & Lameness

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

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Relieving Laminitis Pain in the Field

March 15, 2014

An appropriate and timely approach to pain management is critical in caring for laminitic horses.... Read More

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Study: Lower Corticosteroid Doses Might be Beneficial

March 13, 2014

The study concluded that corticosteroid treatments' desired effects could be reached at lower dosage levels. ... Read More

Shock wave therapy is one of many medical treatments for caudal heel pain.

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Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

Navicular disease can seem devastating when diagnosed, but many horses return to work with treatment.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Knee and Upper Cannon Bone Injuries

March 11, 2014

Jumpers' forelimbs withstand tremendous impact, and their knees and upper cannon bones are prone to injury.... Read More

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Using Bursography to Diagnose Palmar Foot Pain

March 08, 2014

Navicular bursography is an effective diagnostic option for palmar foot pain when MRI is not in the cards.... Read More

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Diagnosing Lower Limb Lameness in Sport Horses

March 06, 2014

The lower limb is the most common site of lameness in English-discipline sport horses, one veterinarian says.... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

March 04, 2014

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Joint Health Supplements

February 28, 2014

Learn about equine joint supplements and what might help your horse in our easy-to-follow visual guide.... Read More

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Managing Equine Cystic Stifle Lesions

February 28, 2014

Specific management approaches can help some affected horses return to their jobs with few lasting effects.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... Read More

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Heat in a Compensating Limb

February 24, 2014

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

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Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

February 17, 2014

Because each hock lameness case is unique, it isn't always easy to pinpoint the cause of the unsoundness.... Read More

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An Alternative Approach to Palmar Digital Nerve Blocks

February 16, 2014

One practitioner shares a new technique that be more effective in pinpointing the cause of equine foot pain.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Assessing Proximal Metatarsal Lameness in Sport Horses

February 15, 2014

Injuries to the top of the rear cannon bone are some of the most difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Meperidine Effective but Short Lasting for Foot Pain Control

February 14, 2014

Meperidine might provide a suitable alternative to NSAIDs for treating equine foot pain in some cases.... Read More

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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

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Nerve Blocks for Suspensory Ligament Diagnosis Done Right

February 09, 2014

A low-volume injection produces less upward diffusion than a high-volume injection, researchers concluded.... Read More

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Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 08, 2014

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model.... Read More

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Equine Lameness 101

February 07, 2014

There are ways of preventing and treating equine lameness to help your horse be as healthy as possible.... Read More

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Joint Injection Refresher

February 06, 2014

Learn about using joint injections to help treat common causes of lameness and reduced performance. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Health Conditions Discussed at CBA Seminar

February 05, 2014

Scoping yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered.... Read More

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Suspensory Injury's Effect on Future Racing Performance

February 02, 2014

How does a suspensory injury impact a racehorse's performance? It depends on the severity of the injury.... Read More

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NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines

February 01, 2014

Researchers found that NSAID administration reduced immune response in previously exposed and naive horses.... Read More

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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's 
Brave Battle

January 29, 2014

Learn about St Nicholas Abbey's battle with a fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.... Read More