Recent News for Conformation and Problems

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The Tolerable Club Foot

August 17, 2016

Is it worth taking a chance on a horse with a "clubby" foot, and how can you manage one to keep him sound?... Read More

Commentary

Vitamin C: Does it Help Horses With Inflammation?

August 15, 2016

A horse owner wonders if a vitamin C supplement will help her horse with swollen legs.... Read More

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Using 'Epiduroscopy' to Diagnose Back Pain in Horses

August 09, 2016

This approach involves inserting a video endoscope into the epidural space to visualize potentially painful lesions.... Read More

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How Does a Slipping Saddle Impact Rider Biomechanics?

August 03, 2016

Saddle slip can negatively impact rider balance and equine locomotion, as well as rider biomechanics, researchers found.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 01, 2016

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More

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12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More

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The Incredible Equine Neck

July 11, 2016

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

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Variations in Body Conformation

June 27, 2016

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

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Choosing the Right Horse for Happy Trails

June 23, 2016

Follow these tips when searching for the best four-legged trail riding partner.... Read More

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

June 10, 2016

There's a complex series of events that occur when acupuncture needles are placed. Here's a rundown of what happens.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

June 04, 2016

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Getting Back to Work This Spring? Keep Your Horse Sound!

May 13, 2016

Take precautions to reduce your horse's risk of getting hurt while returning to work. ... Read More

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Can a Smartphone Help Diagnose Subtle Lamenesses?

May 11, 2016

Gait analysis applications on a smartphone can give reliable data to help detect hind limb lameness issues in horses.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Splints

May 03, 2016

Splint bone injuries are common in both working and pastured horses. Here's what you should know. ... Read More

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Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. ... Read More

Article

Club Foot Heritability

March 30, 2016

Is club foot an inherited condition? A veterinarian offers her thoughts.... Read More

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A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

March 30, 2016

A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how to treat them. ... Read More

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AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

March 24, 2016

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses.... Read More

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RVC Unveils New CT Scanner for Horses

March 14, 2016

The new scanner is wider than the standard size, which should allow most of a horse's neck to be examined.... Read More

Commentary

Being a Fit Rider is Important for Your Horse's Health

March 09, 2016

Find out how your mental and physical performance will benefit from a program out of the saddle. ... Read More

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Tuesday's Top Tweets

March 09, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the equine lameness and colic sessions at the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference. ... Read More

Central tarsal fractures develop across or through the bone, highlighted here on a CT image by yellow arrows. Sclerosis, indicated by a yellow arrowhead, surrounds the fracture.

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Surgical Repair of Hock Fractures in Sport Horses Successful

March 09, 2016

Researchers say a screw fixation procedure can help sport horses return to function after a central tarsus fracture.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Anesthetic Combo Effective Lower Limb Treatment

March 06, 2016

Vets can use amikacin and mepivacaine to safely and effectively treat lower limb injuries in standing, sedated horses.... Read More