Recent News for Lameness

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 16, 2015

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

December 16, 2015

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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Equine Joint Therapies: What to Know

December 15, 2015

There are joint treatments galore, but your vet can help determine which option is best suited for your horse.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More

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Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis: What's the Difference?

December 09, 2015

What's the difference between osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis?... Read More

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Indications for Joint Injections

December 09, 2015

Your vet might choose to inject your horse if his joints require direct treatment due to disease, inflammation, or pain.... Read More

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Current Applications of Equine Regenerative Medicine

December 08, 2015

Regenerative medicine is opening doors to new and improved therapeutic options for equine musculoskeletal injuries.... Read More

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Researchers Study Light's Impact on Young Thoroughbreds

December 06, 2015

Longer light exposure appears to have numerous effects, from prompting coat shedding to increasing bone mineral density.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Acute Laminitis

December 02, 2015

Beginning treatment during the acute phase helps give the horse the best chance of recovery. Here's what to know.... Read More

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

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Cold-Weather Leg Wrapping

December 01, 2015

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More

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How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 24, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

November 22, 2015

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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10 Saddle Fit Resources on TheHorse.com

November 19, 2015

Are you confused where to begin when properly evaluating and fitting a saddle. Don't worry. We're here to help. ... Read More

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Speedy Splint Recovery

November 18, 2015

Do you have any suggestions for speeding the time it takes for proximal splints (in the forelimbs) to resolve?... Read More

The average shape of the “mean” Lipizzan stallion at Piber.

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Researchers Develop Objective Conformation Scoring System

November 18, 2015

Scientists applied precise, objective mathematical analysis to the subjective art of horse breeding evaluations.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Saddle Fitting Solutions

November 17, 2015

Of the 770 respondents, 303 (39%) said they bought new saddles if their previous ones did not fit their horses. ... Read More

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Should Veterinarians Be Concerned About Saddle Fit?

November 15, 2015

Veterinarians can access an illustrated tutorial on saddle fit and its impact horse and rider health and welfare.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

Dressage champion Valegro works in the water treadmill at Hartpury College.

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Walking in Water: A Key Ingredient in Valegro's Winning Mix?

November 13, 2015

British researchers recently studied how water treadmills can influence a sport horse's performance and rehabilitation.... Read More

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2016 Heumphreus Lecture to Feature Dyson, Moon

November 12, 2015

Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Grant Moon, CJF, AWCF, will present on hoof-related topics.... Read More

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Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.

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Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More

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Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More