lameness

Innovative ‘HoofSearch’ Links Subscribers To Hoof And Lameness Research

“Is there a new study on mismatched feet in warmbloods?” “What does the very latest research on support limb laminitis say?” “Didn’t I hear that someone just published a new hoof wall biopsy technique? I went online, but I couldn’t find it…” Equine veterinary professionals, researchers, and students now have a helping hand to keep […]

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Study: Bone-Related Swelling More Common Than Previously Believed

Researchers at the University of Exeter in England have discovered that a significant number of horses have abnormal swelling in the bone marrow of their leg bones, called bone marrow oedema-like abnormalities (BMOA). These horses also had localized increased bone density. Drs. Christine Heales, Ian Summers, Jonathan Fulford, Karen Knapp and Peter Winlove say further […]

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Equine Lameness Expert Dr. Sue Dyson To Retire From Animal Health Trust’s Centre for Equine Studies

Renowned equine expert in equine orthopedics, Dr. Sue Dyson, has retired from the Animal Health Trust’s Centre for Equine Studies in Newmarket, England. Dyson was the head of clinical orthopedics at the school, where she has been employed since 1982. She will continue to work part-time as a clinical consultant and remain involved in education. […]

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Stringhalt: War Of Will’s Post-Preakness Motion Isn’t Lameness

Savvy racing fans may have noticed a strange “hitch” in War of Will’s stride after his triumphant Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday, and several took to social media to express their concern about the colt’s well-being. There’s no need to worry about the 3-year-old son of War Front, trainer Mark Casse confirmed to the media […]

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East Meets West: Adding Acupuncture To Traditional Laminitis Treatments May Help

Acupuncture used in conjunction with traditional modalities may improve results on laminitic equines, a new study shows. A painful disease of the hoof, laminitis causes the laminae that connect the interior structure of the hoof and the hoof wall to die, and potentially cause the hoof capsule to detach. Dr. Kevin May, of El Cajon […]

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Shake It Off: Study Points To Musculoskeletal Pain As A Top Cause Of Headshaking

Headshaking in horses can be a frustrating diagnosis for owners; many times it isn’t clear if the headshaking is related to allergies, sunlight, pain or something else entirely. A recent study from Britain focuses on the importance of ensuring musculoskeletal pain resolution for potential treatment of headshaking. Researchers from the Animal Health Trust, Drs. Katy […]

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Education Key For Equestrians To Understand The ‘Soundness Spectrum’

Several top equestrians and practitioners convened in Wellington, FL, to offer insight on how they maintain soundness in equine athletes. Dubbed the Masterclass Innovation Series, it was created by Equine Tech Collaborative to support equestrian education to aid in equine care, welfare and management. “The Soundness Spectrum: Maintaining Horses’ Soundness Through Proactive Management” panel included […]

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Triple Threat: Weight, Soreness And Previous Episodes Up Laminitis Risk

There are three factors that consistently put horses at risk for laminitis: Recent weight gain, soreness after routine farriery care and a previous history of laminitis. Dr. Danica Pollard conducted an online study of horse owners in Britain to determine the management factors that contributed to laminitis development. The study ran for 29 months; the […]

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Do Horses Try To Tell Us When They’re Lame?

A recent study assessed how accurately veterinarians can identify pain in ridden horses. Led by Dr. Sue Dyson, the Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, the vets used a set of 24 behaviors (called an ethogram) to asses pain responses in horses while they […]

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An Elusive Diagnosis: Lyme Disease A Good Impersonator

Though Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose in horses, it should not be ignored as a potential diagnosis when horses show signs of lameness, weakness, lack of appetite or neurologic or behavioral changes. Lyme disease is carried by ticks, but often horse owners are not aware ticks have been on their animals until the […]

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