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    The Most Common Western Performance Horse Lamenesses

    After researching 10 years of medical records, Sherry A. Johnson, DVM, and her team have some interesting findings to share regarding lameness cases in Western performance horses.

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    Case Report: Diagnosing Lameness in a Barrel Racer

    Some lameness is critical to address and treat right away.

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    Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

    Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.

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    When is a stumble something serious?

    A misstep every now and again isn't much to worry about, but some types of stumbles warrant immediate attention.

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    Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis

    “Horses with body condition score of 7 or higher, generalized and/or regional adiposity, larger neck circumference, and decreased height (think pony) were at an increased odds of developing laminitis.”

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    Accelerating Medical Progress on Equine Lameness

    Comprehensive overview of the modern advances on equine medicine focus on lameness.

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    Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

    A significant number of pain-related gait abnormalities in horses are evident only when the horse is ridden, and are not apparent when the horse is hand-walked or longed.

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    Study: Lamenesses Might Not Originate From Where You Think

    New research is revealing some horses appear lame in one limb, might actually be compensating for pain in another foot or leg.

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    Scientists Study Body Lean in Sound Horses

    Read about a recent study which suggests how some horses compensate for lameness by changing the angle of leaning in one direction of a circle.

  10. Education

    5 Common Sport Horse Injuries

    This article explains how five common types of sporthorse injuries happen, how they're treated and how they may affect your horse's career.

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    How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?

    Results from a new Italian study suggest that five days aren’t enough for these competition horses to recover from their physical efforts.

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    Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

    “A look at five noninvasive high-tech therapies—from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets—and how they might help horses heal”

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    Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

    Read how Balanced nutrition, sensible exercise, and prompt treatment can help a horse's joints function comfortable past their prime.

  14. Industry News

    Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

    This year’s British National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) revealed that respondents reported that 38% of horses were suffering from health problems, and of these a third (32.9%) were categorized as lame.

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    One in nine UK horses lame, survey finds

    38% of UK’s horses were reported as having at least one health issue and of these, almost a third were lame. Statistics were found during the 2016 National Equine Health Survey.

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    Researchers Investigate Leg Bandage Pressure

    Nathan Canada, DVM, MS, and colleagues at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine recently sought to quantify the amount of pressure both compression bandages and standing wraps exert.

  17. Education

    Veterinarians think outside the box with alternative equine therapies

    Read how some practitioners are using chiropractic and acupuncture therapies as complimentary treatments for lameness problems.

  18. Industry News

    A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

    Read about three of the top common lameness’s in sport horses, the latest research statistics and how leading veterinarians are treating these injuries.

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    Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries in a population of harness Standardbred racehorses in training

    Recent study investigates the incidence rates of musculoskeletal injuries causing horses’ withdrawal from training for 15 days or longer.

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    Lameness In The Sport Horse

    Connecticut vet discusses diagnosis and treatment of horses used in the various “English” disciplines, such as jumping and dressage and reviews the more common issues you’re likely to see when...

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    Western Performance Horse Injuries and Problems

    Moderators Jerry Black, DVM, past president of the AAEP and a senior partner of Pioneer Equine Hospital in Northern California; and Scott Taylor, DVM, from the Arizona Equine Medical and...

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    Young Horses in Training and Injury Risks

    Find out about the suggested correlation between training young racehorses and the development of musculoskeletal injuries.

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