Lower Limb


Equine Pastern Vasculitis Still Puzzling Researchers

March 27, 2014

Despite intense research, scientists haven't uncovered anything reassuring about pastern vasculitis.... Read More


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


Epiphysitis in Young Horses

March 21, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones describes the details of epiphysitis in young horses. ... Read More


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


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


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


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


New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Could Prove Safer

February 21, 2014

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


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


Poll Recap: Hind-Limb Conformation Concerns

February 04, 2014

Of the 652 respondents, 236 (36%) said cow hocks are the least-worrisome hind-limb conformation fault.... Read More


A Review of Fatal Fetlock Injuries in California Racehorses

January 29, 2014

One of the most common sites of catastrophic injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses is the fetlock.... Read More


How to Choose Front Leg Protection for Your Horse

January 23, 2014

Get tips on choosing front leg protection for your horse from Nicole Carroll of Leap of Faith Farms. ... Read More


Evaluating Conformation

January 22, 2014

Do you know what to look for when evaluating a horse's conformation? ... Read More


Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More


Club Foot Heritability

January 06, 2014

Is club foot an inherited condition?... Read More


A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

December 01, 2013

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


Researchers Study Sesamoid Bone Shape Differences

November 08, 2013

Researchers found that none of the evaluated bones showed significant shape changes after training and racing.... Read More


What's a Splint?

October 24, 2013

Learn about the splint bones, common problems, and treatments to alleviate those problems.... Read More


Lameness Head to Foot, Part 1: Lower Limbs

September 01, 2013

Learn how veterinarians get to the bottom of lower-limb problems in the first of this two-part series.... Read More


Equine Pastern Dermatitis: A Pathologist's Perspective

August 01, 2013

A correct and early diagnosis can greatly expedite pastern dermatitis' resolution.... Read More


Shock Wave Therapy for Lower Leg Wounds on Horses

May 01, 2013

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy could be a promising tool for treating equine lower limb wounds. ... Read More


Cold Weather Leg Wrapping

April 02, 2013

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More


Lameness (AAEP Convention 2012)

March 21, 2013

Topics include track surfaces, suspensory, flexion tests, sesamoid, and non-weight-bearing injuries, and more.... Read More


Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More


WVC 2013: Multiple Limb Lameness

February 19, 2013

Dr. Kevin Keegan explains a few things horse owners should know about multiple limb lameness. ... Read More