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Common Causes of Lameness

Flossie Sellers

Common Causes of Lameness

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 13:59

What makes your horse go lame and where is the lameness located? Here are some tips that will help you answer these questions when you notice that your horse …

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Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 15:26

Horse lameness can be both observed from the ground and felt while riding. For the new horse owner, and sometimes for an equine veterinarian, recognizing …

Basic Hoof and Leg Protection for the Sport Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 2, 2017 16:36

Bell boots, splint boots, polo wraps - learn what these protective boots can do to protect your horse during exercise, training and in the arena …

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 …

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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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Importance of Correct Front Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Correct Front Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:07

Conformation of the front legs of your horse is discussed in this article, third in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas …

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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