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As the veterinarian’s words echo down the barn aisle, there’s a clanging in the horse owner’s brain that sounds like a car alarm bleating: “Lame! Lame! Lame!” You close your eyes and see your horse in pain. Then you...
  In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: I have a young horse that had a locked stifle. It happened twice so far, once when she was 2 years old and the...
  It’s a beautiful day and you’re ready to take your horse for a ride. As you enter the paddock with halter in hand, you see a steady stream of blood dripping down his lower leg. Where did that come...
Click the image above for a downloadable and printable version of this chart (pdf). At some point, nearly every horse will need a leg wrap or bandage. However, an inappropriate bandage application can cause as many problems as a well-applied...
Once considered "alternative,” chiropractic, along with therapies such as acupuncture and massage, are now viewed by knowledgeable horsemen as "complementary.” None of these therapies will replace traditional veterinary medicine, but in the right situations, they can enhance and improve...
In our Ask the Vet column, Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions at HorseChannel.com/AskTheVet.   Q: I recently discovered that my horse has ringbone. He is on a joint supplement for now but what else can you do to treat...

Healthy Hock Guide

Performance horses may require extra maintenance to keep their hocks healthy. The hock is a hind limb joint that is fundamental to your horse’s movement. Read on for the five most important things you need to know about this complex...
Tendon and ligament injuries are common in horses. With an immense amount of body weight upheld by four spindly legs, it’s not a surprise that equines can develop issues with some of the structures housed inside this support system. Not...
Dr. Lydia Gray answers your horse-health questions in our Ask the Vet series. Q: I’ve been doing dressage with my horse for the past four years and we’ve been progressing slowly but steadily up the levels. She is now 19...

Solve Hoof Health Problems

Some horses are blessed with good, strong feet. While their owners can thank their lucky stars, others have horses with less-than-stellar hooves and know the problems that can bring. What steps can you take to get the best hooves...
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