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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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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 …

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 …

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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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