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Causes of Equine Lameness

EquiMed Staff

Causes of Equine Lameness

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 15:32

Five common causes of lameness. Avoid having a lame horse by recognizing these 5 causes and avoiding them …

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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 …

Horse Conformation as a Whole: Can He Do the Job …

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:46

This series of five articles on equine conformation will be of great help when selecting a horse for the job you want done. A horse with well-balanced …

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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