Horse Illnesses & Injuries
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 to advances in research and technology.
The causes of trailer-related injuries in horses
A study found that transport injuries are more common than previously thought and specific driver behaviors increase the risk
Ride Along With The Veterinarian—Charles C.M. Arensberg, VMD | Hock Injury
Diagnostic imaging aid evaluation of a former race horse’s hock injury
What You Should Know: Why are horses hurt in trailers? When and how do injuries occur?
Two new studies report statistics of transport-related equine injuries
The Sound of Science: Veterinary podcast explores prevention, prediction of Thoroughbred racehorse injuries
What is the role of screening MRI and young racehorse lower limb injury history in preventing catastrophic racing injuries?
Lameness is a symptom, not a disease: Fetlock injury prevention
Racehorses are statistically vulnerable to fetlock injuries. What can be done to prevent them?
Racetrack injury rates reported
A racing industry database shows a slight decrease in the rate of fatal breakdowns in 2014.
What You Don't Know About Barn Hygiene Could Hurt Your Horse's Performance
Horse Health Can Be Impaired By Excessive Ammonia
4 ways to prevent spring training injuries
If your horse has been idle over the winter, take some time to tone him up to avoid injuries from stressing unfit muscles.
“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.
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.
Wounds to your horse’s tongue can easily go unnoticed— but that doesn’t mean they can be ignored.
Comeback from withers injury
An unusual injury to the withers casts doubt on the future of an easygoing gelding.
An Unusual Tendon Injury
The odd location of a tendon injury turns out to be good news for a talented young cow horse.
How to Wrap a Hoof Injury
Here's how to apply a hoof bandage that will stay put and keep the wound clean.
An Equine Eye Injury Mystery
What was causing a gelding's eye to water wasn't nearly as baffling as how it got where it did.
When to Use Hot vs. Cold Therapy on Equine Injuries
Deciding whether to use ice or heat on an equine injury depends on many factors. Here's a quick guide to when and why each therapy is most effective.
An Inspiring Recovery from Two Hoof Injuries
After sustaining two severe hoof injuries as a yearling that threatened both his soundness and his life, a gelding named Fritz defies the odds of recovery.