Muscle and Joint Problems


Choosing Cases and Using MSCs for Equine Joint Injuries

April 10, 2015

Learn how one veterinarian chooses cases and uses mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat horses with joint injuries.... Read More


Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

April 08, 2015

Review the options vets have for looking inside horses' bodies to see what's causing a limp, swelling, or pain.... Read More


Lessons Learned

April 02, 2015

What have your aging horses taught you?... Read More


The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness.... Read More


Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition that vets are seeing a lot of in performance horses.... Read More


Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More


Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.


Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More


Lameness Assessments While Longeing Studied

March 13, 2015

Researchers found poor agreement among less experienced vets and moderate agreement between more experienced ones.... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More


Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

March 09, 2015

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

Navicular syndrome is a "catch all" phrase describing chronic forelimb lameness caused by pain stemming from the navicular bone and related structures.


A Look at Navicular Syndrome in Horses

March 04, 2015

Navicular syndrome is a leading cause of front-limb lameness in horses. Learn more in our slideshow.... Read More

A meniscal tear as seen on ultrasound with the limb bearing weight.


Arthroscopy vs. Ultrasound for Diagnosing Stifle Lesions

March 02, 2015

Researchers determined that using both modalities can help vets increase their diagnostic and prognostic capabilities.... Read More


Shock Wave Therapy

February 27, 2015

Equine surgeon Dr. Scott McClure explains what shock wave therapy is and how it works.... Read More


Aquatic Exercise's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 27, 2015

Underwater treadmill therapy can significantly improve balance control in horses with osteoarthritis.... Read More


Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

February 24, 2015

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said.... Read More


Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

February 23, 2015

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock.... Read More


Mending Tendon and Joint Injuries with PRP

February 17, 2015

One vet says early treatment and rehabilitation techniques are key to successful platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.... Read More


Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More


Mistakes in Interpreting Diagnostic Analgesia

February 09, 2015

Veterinarians, avoid these common mistakes to make the most out of your nerve blocks during lameness exams.... Read More


Revisiting What's 'Old' for a Horse

February 03, 2015

When do you deem a horse a senior?... Read More


What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More


Measuring Horses' Skin Temperature Changes Underwater

January 29, 2015

Infrared thermography (IRT) appears effective at measuring a horse's skin temperature during water treadmill exercise.... Read More


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

January 28, 2015

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive modality used to stimulate healing.... Read More


Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More