Muscle and Joint Problems


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


Bone Spur Prognosis

June 02, 2014

What is the long-term prognosis for bone spurs in horses?... Read More


Infographic: Equine Joint Structure and Function

May 30, 2014

Learn how equine joints work and common joint-function problems in this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More


Anti-Doping Regulation Challenges in International Racing

May 17, 2014

Anti-doping regulations can vary, sometimes significantly, from one country to another.... Read More


KHRC Collecting Corticosteroid Information

May 14, 2014

The KHRC is conducting a study evaluating how fast corticosteroids are eliminated from a horse's system.... Read More


10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More


Training Equine Athletes for Health, Fitness, and Longevity

April 16, 2014

Find out how a vet would train a horse from a Grand Prix dressage trainer, clinician, and veterinarian.... Read More


Acupuncture in Horses

April 11, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones explains what acupuncture involves and how it is used to help horses. ... Read More


CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More


That Cresty Neck: Is It Muscle or Fat?

April 02, 2014

How can you tell if a neck is round from muscling or cresty from fat accumulation?... Read More


Study: Joint Injections have Low Risk of Synovial Sepsis

April 02, 2014

When careful aseptic techniques are used for joint injections, the risk of infection is low, researchers say.... Read More


Blood-Contaminated Joint Fluid Samples Might Still be Useful

March 30, 2014

While vets typically toss contaminated samples, researchers now say useful information can still be garnered.... Read More


Oral Joint Supplement Efficacy Tested in Senior Horses

March 26, 2014

Researchers found that an oral joint supplement did not improve stiff gaits in one senior horse population.... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.


Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More


Study: Lower Corticosteroid Doses Might be Beneficial

March 13, 2014

The study concluded that corticosteroid treatments' desired effects could be reached at lower dosage levels. ... 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


Using Bursography to Diagnose Palmar Foot Pain

March 08, 2014

Navicular bursography is an effective diagnostic option for palmar foot pain when MRI is not in the cards.... 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

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.


Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

March 04, 2014

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More


Spring Checkups for Seniors

March 03, 2014

Do your senior horses have regular wellness exams?... Read More


Infographic: Equine Joint Health Supplements

February 28, 2014

Learn about equine joint supplements and what might help your horse in our easy-to-follow visual guide.... Read More


Managing Equine Cystic Stifle Lesions

February 28, 2014

Specific management approaches can help some affected horses return to their jobs with few lasting effects.... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... 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


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