Muscle and Joint Problems

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


Using a 'Micro' Scope to Diagnose Equine Stifle Problems

January 25, 2015

Learn how vets are using an arthroscope that's 1.3 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length to evaluate stifle problems.... Read More


Massage and Acupuncture and Chiropractic, Oh My!

January 20, 2015

Does your senior horse receive complementary treatments?... Read More


'Inflamm-Aging,' Satellite Cells, and the Equine Athlete

January 14, 2015

Researchers are looking for ways to help aging equine athletes through so-called "satellite cells."... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Developmental Orthopedic Disease

January 10, 2015

Developmental orthopedic disease is a catch-all phrase for syndromes contributing to poor skeletal development in foals.... Read More


Vets Test Optical Coherence Tomography in Horse Joints

January 09, 2015

This new technique could allow veterinarians to better evaluate equine joint cartilage.... Read More


The Incredible Equine Neck

January 06, 2015

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


Is Early Detection of Arthritis in Horses Finally a Reality?

December 28, 2014

Radiographs (X rays) and low-field MRI appear to be useful tools for diagnosing early-stage arthritis.... Read More


Catastrophic Injuries in Racing Quarter Horses Studied

December 23, 2014

More than 56% of injuries occurred in the right forelimb, the opposite of what's most commonly seen in Thoroughbreds.... Read More


When Might a Veterinarian Watch a Horse Under Saddle?

December 11, 2014

Find out how watching a horse move under saddle can help a veterinarian during a soundness or prepurchase exam.... Read More


Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More

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Understanding Passive and Active Responses to Flex Tests

December 04, 2014

Vets can evaluate a horse's active and passive response during a flex test. Dr. Rachel Buchholz explains.... Read More