Muscle and Joint Problems


How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 23, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More

Bob Schneder illustrates how this horse's back is built up more on the left side than the right.


Saddle Fit: Basics and Beyond

November 19, 2015

Is your horse unhappy under saddle? Get your questions answered by a veterinarian who is also a saddle fitter.... Read More


The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More


Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More


Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More


Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Benefit Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 04, 2015

Recent study results support the hypothesis that omega-3s could modify a joint's response to inflammation.... Read More


Jacobs to Discuss Synovial Joints During Free Lecture

October 24, 2015

Dr. Carrie Jacobs will discuss synovial structures, why they're important, what can go wrong, and how to treat them.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.


Bandaging Fundamentals

October 19, 2015

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More


Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More


Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More


Bone Chips in Horses: Why, Where, and What to Do

October 07, 2015

Bone chips can be a proper pain in the joint; learn where and why they happen and when they need to be removed. ... Read More


Functional Electrical Stimulation and Equine Muscle

October 02, 2015

Researchers found that functional electrical stimulation improved the density and distribution of muscle mitochondria.... Read More


Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More


Advances in Joint Disease Treatment

September 30, 2015

Learn about the newest advances in understanding and treating joint disease in horses from Dr. Wayne Mcllwraith. ... Read More


Joint Injection Refresher

September 30, 2015

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


Osteoarthritis and IRAP

September 23, 2015

How long will a horse with osteoarthritis remain sound after successful IRAP treatment? ... Read More


Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More

Western exhibitors at the Kentucky Horse Park


Lecture to Feature a Veterinarian's View of Horse Shows

September 16, 2015

Nikki Scherrer, DVM, will cover horse health issues related to shows, such as medications, emergencies, and regulations.... Read More


Keep 'Em Moving!

September 09, 2015

Keeping old horses moving helps them stay loose and limber. How often do you exercise your equine seniors?... Read More


NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More


Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More


Maintain Health, Prepare Properly for a Sustainable Athlete

August 20, 2015

Horses could be more sustainable athletes if riders condition them better and monitor their health and fitness often.... Read More


Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 17, 2015

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


Sedation's Impact on Horses' Movement Patterns

August 05, 2015

A low dose of the sedative xylazine did not affect horses movement patterns, but higher doses could have more impact.... Read More