Lower Limb


Understanding the Biomechanics of Lameness

August 19, 2014

Locomotion involves consistent limb movements that change predictably when a horse is lame. Learn what to watch for.... Read More


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

August 16, 2014

Shock wave is a noninvasive, nonsurgical therapy for orthopedic conditions. Learn how it can help your horse.... Read More


Where Did Horses' Extra Toes Go?

August 15, 2014

Researchers believe modern horses' "extra" toes either don't develop fully or disappear during development.... Read More


Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should

August 12, 2014

Sometimes it's better to scale back an older horse's athletic endeavors than risk an injury. ... Read More


What is the Best Treatment for Horses with Scratches?

July 29, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig offers help for horses with scratches, a serious and stubborn skin disease. (00:04:06)... Read More


A Whole-Horse Approach to Managing Joint Disease

July 28, 2014

From hoof and veterinary care to nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture, find out how to keep your horse sound.... Read More

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.


Standing MRI in Horses

June 23, 2014

Learn about the standing MRI process step-by-step, and take a look inside the equine foot.... Read More


Standing MRI: Use in Diagnosing Equine Lameness

June 16, 2014

Learn about standing MRI and how veterinarians use it to help diagnose equine lameness.... Read More


Belmont Stakes Runner-Up to Undergo Surgery

June 11, 2014

Commissioner will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his front left fetlock.... Read More


Leg Conformation

June 11, 2014

Good leg conformation in a horse is a must if that animal is to remain serviceably sound for performance.... Read More


California Chrome, Ride On Curlin to Get some Time Off

June 09, 2014

California Chrome and Ride On Curlin exited the Belmont with an injury and a bleeding episode, respectively.... Read More


Why Might a Fast-Growing Young Horse be a Concern?

May 23, 2014

Dr. Gaughan addresses rapid growth in young horses and the potential for joint issues such as OCD. (0:04:13)... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.


Leg and Hoof Protection

May 21, 2014

Horse leg and hoof protection come in a variety of types and styles. Learn about each kind in this slideshow.... Read More


Remember Burrowing Rodents in Farm Management Plans

May 20, 2014

Burrowing rodents can damage pastures and cause injuries to horses. Here's how to mange them.... Read More


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

Icabad Crane, Preakness Stakes 2008


Why Aren't There More Icabad Cranes?

May 14, 2014

If you could turn any famous racehorse into a sport horse, who would it be and why?... Read More


Pre- and Post-Exercise Care for Seniors

May 13, 2014

Does your senior horse need any special pre- or post-exercise care? ... Read More

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


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


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


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


Rolex Kentucky: Lynn Symansky on Post-Cross-Country Care

April 26, 2014

At the Rolex Ride the Course press event, Lynn Symansky shares how riders care for horses after cross-country.... Read More


Tips for Keeping Event Horses Sound

April 23, 2014

How do you keep a three-day event horse sound? Four-star eventer Buck Davidson shares his tips. ... Read More


Mystery Lameness, Part 3: Dr. Kent Allen

April 16, 2014

FEI veterinarian Dr. Kent Allen shares interesting equine lameness cases. Part 3 of 3.... Read More


Mystery Lameness, Part 2: Dr. Raul Bras

April 09, 2014

Vet and farrier Dr. Raul Bras shares interesting lameness cases from his practice. Part 2 of 3. ... Read More


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