Conformation and training schedules can contribute to this common inflammatory condition affecting the horse's cannon bone.
Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.
The Miniature Horse arrived at the clinic with severe hindlimb lameness an irreparable dislocated and damaged left hip.
If both of your horse’s hind fetlocks become puffy in the dead of winter, chances are the cause is a relatively harmless condition known as “stocking up.”
Chronic pain, stiffness and inflammation—especially in the joints—are common challenges in working horses. Alternative supplements with potent natural ingredients can help restore healthy movement without the drawbacks of traditional drugs.
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A small-scale preliminary study suggests that a natural fatty acid compound called palmitoylethanolamide (PEA-um) can help ease pain associated with joint disease in horses.
Just as your own joints may ache more in the winter, older, arthritic horses feel the cold more than their younger herdmates. But you can help keep them comfortable.
The ability to “lock” the stifle joint in place allows a horse to snooze while standing with minimal muscular exertion but sometime the structure won’t readily unlock, which presents a problem.
With modern medical treatments and management options, your arthritic horse can remain active longer and enjoy a better quality of life. By Joanne Meszoly for EQUUS magazine.
If you ask EQUUS Managing Editor Christine Barakat this question, she's going to always answer the same way. And not because she doesn't know a lot about horse health care, but because she knows she doesn't know enough.
Diagnosis and treatment of injuries in this complex joint of the horse have never been easier, thanks to advances in research and technology.
Puffy hind fetlocks aren't necessarily a sign of injury. Most likely it's just "stocking up."
How much do you know about what stresses the critical connectors between your horse's muscle and bone? Take this test to find out.
How a horse's head bobs up and down can be an important clue to lameness. Here's how to read what you see.
Slick footing can lead to several types of injuries in horses. Here's how to identify and manage each.
Medication, specialized farriery care and/or surgery help many horses with this type of arthritis remain sound and healthy for years.
Although it may seem counterintuitive to make a horse work despite his stiff, painful joints, exercise has several benefits.
With the return of warmer weather, now is the time to make sure your horse is ready for the rigors of regular work.
Identifying the source of gait abnormalities can be tricky. Here’s how you can build your lameness-locating skills.
Research shows that sedation can mask certain types of lameness.
Trauma to the underside of the hoof is a common cause of lameness. Here’s how you can help your horse stay sound.
Inflammation or injuries in the annular ligament can make it impossible for a horse to set his hind foot flat on the ground.