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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 …

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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Preventing Horse Lameness

EquiMed Staff

Preventing Horse Lameness

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 16:03

Preventative and proactive healthcare can greatly reduce your cost of horse ownership. This article shows you 5 things that you can do to greatly reduce the …

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 …

Lameness Tip

Approximately 95% of front leg lameness occurs from the knee down, with the foot being the most frequent area with problems.

Tips for Pinpointing Lameness - Which Leg is Lame and Why …

by Heather Smith Thomas

August 24, 2019 15:34

By checking horses' feet and legs daily - during grooming, before and after a ride, and the day after a hard workout - lameness will be apparent at an early …

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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