Recent News for Conformation and Problems

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The Perfect Fit

May 14, 2014

Finding the right saddle for your horse is a mix of high-tech and hands-on approaches.... Read More

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Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

May 14, 2014

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy.... Read More

Dressage boots are a variation of brushing boots, typically equipped with a comfortable lining that promotes airflow.

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Poll Recap: Equine Leg Protection

May 06, 2014

Of the 756 respondents, more than half said their horses wear boots, wraps, or both when exercising.... Read More

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Saddle Sore Spots

May 02, 2014

Saddle and girth sores are common in horses that are ridden with poorly fitting tack.... Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Cellulitis Treatment and Prevention in Horses

March 17, 2014

What are some preventative measures I can take to protect my horse from developing cellulitis?... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... 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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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

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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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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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New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Could Prove Safer

February 21, 2014

Researchers made recommendations for an alternative navicular bursa injection approach.... 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