Equine Lameness

Cover of EQUUS Key 11 on Soundness
Soundness strategies that work
Joints, muscles and hooves: They all take a pounding, whether your horse is circling barrels, jumping...
A group of racehorses in the home stretch
U.S. horse racing enters new regulatory era
New and enhanced anti-doping regulations took effect in U.S. Thoroughbred horse racing on March 27 following...
Young girl with a horse
An often-missed factor in lameness diagnosis
When jogging a horse to check for lameness, head for footing that is as flat as possible. Research from...
Chestnut stallion
What a horse’s posture may say about his health
When it comes to evaluating horses, their movement has always been a primary focus. Now research suggests...
Dressage horse in round arenas with rope
Effects of gait when working a horse on circles
Work on a circle, both at liberty and under saddle, is an important part of training for horses in most...
Horse in the riding arena in the portraits, with young rider in motion
4 simple rules for preserving soundness
Many factors that affect your horse’s soundness are out of your control. He may have sustained an injury...
Horse still feels the effects of a pasture injury
Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.
Leg lumps and bumps
Do you know which leg blemishes are benign and which are likely to lead to lameness?
Why Some Horses Have "Sticky" Stifles
The ability to “lock” the stifle joint in place allows a horse to snooze while standing with minimal...
New ways to aid healing of horse stifle injuries
Diagnosis and treatment of injuries in this complex joint of the horse have never been easier, thanks...
Behaviors that indicate lameness
Equine lameness can be difficult to detect, but a study from England confirms the reliability of a relatively...
Ride Along With A Veterinarian – John Janicek, DVM, MC | Lameness and Flexing
John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital demonstrates flexion tests.