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Injuries, Wound Care, and Lameness

Crisis in the Backcountry

The call was from the sheriff’s office. Knowing that it probably wasn’t going to be a quick or easy task,…

1 year ago

Treating Laminitis

In Part One of this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of laminitis and founder. Here, we'll look…

2 years ago

Laminitis Emergency

Laminitis is a breakdown in the interior supportive structures of the horse's hoof. One of the most common causes of…

2 years ago

Joint Health for Horses

Horses are made to move—and they do so magnificently. We take their innate talent and fine-tune their abilities to suit…

2 years ago

What Happens if a Horse Breaks a Leg?

Q: What happens if a horse breaks his leg? A: It depends on where in his leg the broken bone…

2 years ago

How to Prevent Horse Leg Injuries

Even though horses are big, strong animals, their legs are surprisingly delicate. The muscles and tendons that make up the…

2 years ago

The Trouble with Tendons

Tendon and ligament injuries are among the most common and concerning injuries that affect athletic horses of all breeds and…

2 years ago

Navicular-ish

As the veterinarian’s words echo down the barn aisle, there’s a clanging in the horse owner’s brain that sounds like…

2 years ago

Ask the Vet: Locked Stifle

  Q: I have a young horse that had a locked stifle. It happened twice so far, once when she…

3 years ago