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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, …

Diagnosing Horse Lameness - The Veterinary Process

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:24

Veterinarians follow a specific process when attempting to diagnose a lameness. Identifying the source of the lameness can be very difficult, and without …

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Horse Leg Anatomy - Form and Function

Flossie Sellers

Horse Leg Anatomy - Form and Function

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 14:52

Built for speed and power, but amazingly fragile, a horse's legs are a marvel of intricate design. This overview will help you gain the knowledge you need to …

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 …

Lameness Tip

Lameness is generally most noticeable at the trot. Look for head bobbing or uneven gait as signs of lameness.

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Sidewinder Syndrome in Horses

Heather Smith Thomas

Sidewinder Syndrome in Horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

June 8, 2020 20:09

Sidewinder is a term describing a neurologic older horse with a sudden alteration in gait causing the hindquarters of the horse to list to one side when the …

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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