Equine Lameness

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Laminitis: Action plan
The moment your horse begins to show signs of this devastating hoof disease, take quick action to slow its progress and reduce the extent of the damage.
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Horse Health Tips: How to recognize an abscess
Learn more about hoof abscesses, a painful but common condition, in Video 8 of our Horse Health Tips series, brought to you by Zoetis.
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Horse Health Tips: Recognizing lameness
Learn more about this all-too-common equine ailment in Video 7 of our series, brought to you by Zoetis
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Horse Health Tips: Understanding nerve blocks
In video 6 of our series, brought to you by Zoetis, learn the hows and whys of this important diagnostic tool
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Horse Health Tips: Understanding flexion tests
In video 5 of this series, brought to you by Zoetis, the subject is flexion tests and why your vet might perform one.
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Soundness strategies that work
Joints, muscles and hooves: They all take a pounding, whether your horse is circling barrels, jumping courses or ambling down trails. And that can lead to discomfort and injury if not carefully managed!...
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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 the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) approval of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s...
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An often-missed factor in lameness diagnosis
Research shows that when jogging a horse in hand even a slight incline can alter a horse’s gait enough to confound lameness detection.
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What a horse’s posture may say about his health
New research explores what a horse’s posture says about his health. Horses may adopt different stances to compensate for discomfort.
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Effects of gait when working a horse on circles
Research into the effects of gait when a horse circles shows that speed affects the forces on joints, tendons, ligaments and hooves.
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4 simple rules for preserving soundness
You can take step to protect your horse's bones, muscles and tendons. Here are four general rules for keeping your horse sound.
Lingering effects of a pasture injury
Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.