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...
Rider hosing down a horses legs
What's the latest thinking about cold hosing? 
Question: I’ve read a lot lately about how ice therapy may not be as beneficial for sports injuries as...
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When your horse just doesn’t “feel right”
If a lameness expert isn’t available, you can evaluate your horse’s soundness on your own. Question:...
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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...
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Why horses develop splints
Conformation and training schedules can contribute to this common inflammatory condition affecting the...
Horse still feels the effects of a pasture injury
Pasture injuries in horses often involve soft tissues that are slow to heal.
Duncan Hip
First known hip replacement in horses deemed a success
The Miniature Horse arrived at the clinic with severe hindlimb lameness an irreparable dislocated and...
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4 facts about stocking up
If both of your horse’s hind fetlocks become puffy in the dead of winter, chances are the cause is a...
Supporting Equine Mobility: What’s in Your Nutraceutical?
Chronic pain, stiffness and inflammation—especially in the joints—are common challenges in working horses....
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Cornell's Equine Seminar Series presents "Is My Horse Lame? Identifying Subtle Lameness in Horses"
The virtual seminar is hosted on Zoom and open to the public and free, but registration is required.
PEA-um shows promise for horse joint treatment
A small-scale preliminary study suggests that a natural fatty acid compound called palmitoylethanolamide...
Three things to do for your arthritic horse this winter
Just as your own joints may ache more in the winter, older, arthritic horses feel the cold more than...
Why Some Horses Have "Sticky" Stifles
The ability to “lock” the stifle joint in place allows a horse to snooze while standing with minimal...
Coping with Arthritis in Horses
With modern medical treatments and management options, your arthritic horse can remain active longer...
"Should I call the veterinarian?"
If you ask EQUUS Managing Editor Christine Barakat this question, she's going to always answer the same...
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