Muscle and Joint Problems

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.


How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?

October 21, 2016

Researchers found that jumping at shows two weekends in a row did not allow horses adequate muscle recovery.... Read More


Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

October 19, 2016

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found.... Read More


Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.


Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More


Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More


The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Health Week

October 09, 2016

Look for educational articles and social media posts on keeping equine joints and bone healthy, Oct. 9-15.... Read More


Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More


Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More


New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More


2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More


Study: Most X Ray Abnormalities Don't Delay Racing Careers

September 07, 2016

Only enlarged proximal sesamoid bones were identified as being a risk for delaying a 2-year-old's first start.... Read More


Equine NSAID Best Practices

September 03, 2016

Your veterinarian will decide which NSAID is best for your horse. Always adhere to his or her administration guidelines.... Read More


Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More


University of Melbourne Vets Aim to Improve Racehorse Safety

August 26, 2016

Researchers hope to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track.... Read More


What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More


Researchers Study Method to Detect Equine Arthritis Early

August 17, 2016

Scientists say molecular changes to an in-joint protein layer called lubricin could indicate osteoarthritis development.... Read More


Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 01, 2016

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More


New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More


15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More


A Look at Serum-Based Proteins for Horses

July 20, 2016

Researchers are evaluating the impact of these proteins in combating performance-induced physiologic stress in horses.... Read More


Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More


The Incredible Equine Neck

July 11, 2016

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


Improving Arena Surfaces

July 06, 2016

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 24, 2016

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More


Beyond Osteoarthritis: 'Other' Causes of Joint Disease

June 22, 2016

Early diagnosis and proper treatment can make the difference in whether the horse can return to soundness.... Read More