Musculoskeletal System


Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More


Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... Read More


Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated

July 02, 2014

Yearlings that had surgical treatment for hock osteochondrosis (OC) performed as well as those without OC.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.


Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More


Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

June 21, 2014

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more.... Read More


What Makes Horses More or Less Likely to Miss Training Days?

June 17, 2014

Factors such as the animal's history appear to make horses more or less likely to miss training days.... Read More


Canadian Couple Establishes Equine Orthopedics Research Fund

June 13, 2014

The couple is donating $300,000 to establish the Mark and Pat DuMont Equine Orthopedics Research Fund.... Read More


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


Leg Conformation

June 11, 2014

Good leg conformation in a horse is a must if that animal is to remain serviceably sound for performance.... Read More


Avoid Common Mistakes when Building an Outdoor Arena

June 08, 2014

Here are a few of the pitfalls that can arise when building an arena along with tips on how to avoid them.... Read More


New Minimally Invasive Approach to Treating Kissing Spines

June 05, 2014

Researchers reviewed a surgical technique called a subtotal cranial wedge ostectomy with positive results.... Read More


Headshaking Hurts Horses

June 04, 2014

Headshaking is a serious and distressing condition for both horses and their owners. ... Read More


Seattle Slew's Senior Surgeries

June 03, 2014

Seattle Slew made headlines as a senior horse when he underwent two major neck surgeries in the early 2000s.... Read More


Researchers Study Bleeding in Australian Racehorses

June 03, 2014

Researchers found that epistaxis occurred in approximately 0.2% of their study population.... Read More


Study: Owners Might Miss Signs of Equine Back Pain

May 27, 2014

Caretakers drastically underestimated how many horses in their care suffered from back pain in a recent study.... Read More


UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More

Dr. Andrew Smith, a UF large animal surgery resident, is shown with a horse he helped to treat.


UF Large Animal Surgery Resident Receives National Award

May 07, 2014

Dr. Andrew Smith's interests include equine diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and upper airway surgery, and more.... Read More


Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More


Does Breeding Impact Stallions' Performance Under Saddle?

May 01, 2014

Researchers confirmed that collecting semen from riding stallions has no negative effect on performance.... 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


'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... 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

This saddle has slipped to the right in association with right hind limb lameness.


Saddle Study Reveals High Degree of Lameness in Sport Horses

April 07, 2014

Of the 506 working sports horses assessed, 46% were classified as lame or having a stiff, stilted canter.... Read More


Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More