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Equine Juvenile Arthritis - Causes and Treatments

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:07

Even young horses can suffer from arthritis. How does a young horse get arthritis? Can it be avoided? How is it treated? If your young horse is stiff or lame, …

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Judging Horse Leg Conformation

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Judging Horse Leg Conformation

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 3, 2017 09:06

Judging a horse's conformation takes careful study and knowledge of horse anatomy. Because of their importance to the performance and soundness of a horse, the …

The Dangers of Riding Your Horse in Deep Sand

by Miriam Rieck

May 3, 2017 09:30

Learn about the dangers of riding or conditioning your horse in deep sand. Avoid the strains, stresses and fatigue that come from riding in deep sand …

Limping Horse? Assessing and Treating Lameness in Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 10:53

The anatomy of the equine with fine legs and a large body puts the horse in a precarious position, and, as a horse owner, taking prompt action when any signs of …

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Pain is the primary cause of lameness, but physical restriction (due to scaring, nerve damage or other abnormality) also plays a role. Pain caused lameness can often be cured. Restriction caused lameness is more difficult to cure, and may require lifelong management.

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Sidewinder Syndrome in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Sidewinder Syndrome in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

June 8, 2020 20:09

Sidewinder is a term describing a neurologic older horse with a sudden alteration in gait causing the hindquarters of the horse to list to one side when the …

lame·ness
/lāmnis/
noun
  1. the way in which an animal or person is unable to walk normally because of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot.
  2. a mental condition associated with gaited horse owners (just kidding).

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