Recent News for Lameness

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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

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What You Need to Know About Equine Leg Bandaging

September 01, 2017

A poorly applied bandage can cause as many problems as a well-applied wrap can prevent. Remember the following.... Read More

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Can a Horse's Leg 'Fall Asleep'?

August 31, 2017

What might cause a horse to scratch or drag a leg while he's lying down? ... Read More

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Scientists Work to Measure Equine Back Pain Objectively

August 30, 2017

Objective measurements can lead to more targeted therapy and provide a basis for comparison as the horse improves.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

August 27, 2017

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More

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Short-, Long-Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms Studied

August 23, 2017

There were no musculoskeletal differences between treatment and control horses, but there were behavioral differences.... Read More

Researchers can use motion capture technology to study equine locomotion and biomechanics.

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High-Tech Equine Research

August 22, 2017

Find out how equine researchers are using the latest gadgets and gizmos to diagnose lameness, collect data, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing an Injured Horse

August 22, 2017

Of the 420 respondents, 349 people (83%) said they have rehabilitated an injured horse. ... Read More

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Enhanced Horse Health Measures Put in Place at Saratoga

August 21, 2017

Seventeen horses have died or been euthanized after racing- and training-related incidents at the track this year.... Read More

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Inclines, Declines, and Horse Energy Exertion

August 20, 2017

Horses' oxygen consumption and cardiac output decreased by an average of 24% and 9%, respectively, when going downhill.... Read More

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NYSGC Investigating Spate of Horse Deaths at Saratoga

August 15, 2017

The NYSGC is working to determine what might have contributed to a dozen recent racing- and training-related deaths.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

August 15, 2017

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Does Equine Lameness Need to be Redefined?

August 15, 2017

Researchers say "lameness" should be redefined to reflect new digital assessment techniques to detect gait asymmetries.... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 15, 2017

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More

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Saratoga Race Meet Marred by Horse Deaths

August 08, 2017

Eleven horses have died in racing or training at Saratoga Race Course since the start of the year.... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

August 08, 2017

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

August 02, 2017

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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7 Conformation Flaws: Piecing Together What We Know

August 01, 2017

What impact do structural deviations really have on your horse's soundness and performance? Here's what you should know.... Read More

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How the Rising Trot Impacts the Horse's Back

July 31, 2017

Changes in force distribution, combined with saddle fit, have a big impact on equine back health, for better or worse.... Read More