Surprising findings about rare navicular condition

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A new study suggests that a rare malformation of the navicular bone that often results in chronic lameness is congenital rather than related to wear or injury. Researchers from Utrecht... READ MORE

When is a stumble something serious?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM A misstep every now and again isn't much to worry about, but some types of stumbles warrant immediate attention. READ MORE

The type of exercise that benefits arthritic horses

Question: My horse is beginning to develop minor arthritis, but he is prone to laminitis so I know I need to keep him active. What are some good exercises for him that won’t stress... READ MORE

Lasting Tributes

by Emily Goldman With a new Animal Health Foundation program, laminitis victims can be memorialized in a way that will help horses everywhere. READ MORE

Spring soundness checkup

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM With the return of warmer weather, now is the time to make sure your horse is ready for the rigors of regular work. READ MORE

The challenge of cellulitis

by Heather Smith Thomas Prompt, aggressive treatment is needed to stop this sudden, painful skin infection—and to prevent it from becoming a chronic condition. READ MORE

Multiple imaging technologies best in stifle diagnosis

by Christine Barakat For greater accuracy, researchers recommend using multiple imaging methods. READ MORE

Improve you eye for lameness

by Katie Seabaugh, DVM, Diplomate ACVS and ACVSMR Identifying the source of gait abnormalities can be tricky. Here’s how you can build your lameness-locating skills. READ MORE

Potential downside of sedation during lameness exams

New research shows that sedation can mask certain types of lameness. READ MORE

The power of cold therapy

by Heather Smith Thomas Whether treating new trauma, managing healing injuries or simply helping keep hardworking horses sound, cold therapy is a powerful tool. READ MORE

Why hoof bruises happen

by Heather Smith Thomas Trauma to the underside of the hoof is a common cause of lameness. Here’s how you can help your horse stay sound. READ MORE

Q&A: A pastern joint problem

Treatment options for an orthopedic issue commonly called “knuckling over.” READ MORE

How longeing helps detect lameness

A new study emphasizes the usefulness of longeing a horse to detect subtle lameness. READ MORE

“Aging” an injury

You can't witness every minor injury your horse sustains in real time. Here's how to tell if that lump is old or new, and what to do about it. READ MORE

5 ways to prevent tendon injuries

What's better than the successful rehabilitation of a tendon or ligament injury? One that doesn't happen at all. Here are some precautions to minimize injury. READ MORE

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