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Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

Christy Corp-Minamiji

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

by Christy Corp-Minamiji

May 2, 2017 16:15

Lameness is a fact of life for horse owners. Read about the different ways of assessing lameness, including nerve blocks, and learn how they can be applied for …

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 …

The Importance of Conformation When Selecting A Horse

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 09:46

A horse is a horse - I think not! Learn how conformation differs among various types of horses that are breed for different types of activities. Selecting the …

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Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:21

Learn how the conformation of the hind legs of your horse affects both soundness and athletic ability as discussed in this article, the fourth in the series of …

Lameness Tip

Tendons, once damaged, seldom regain their original strength and flexibility. Warm up your horse before intense activity and do not over extend your horse unless properly conditioned.

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 …

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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