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  • Solving the mysteries of lameness systematically.

    Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

    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 effective diagnosis of lameness in your horse

  • Checkout your horse on a daily basis to be proactive with his health.

    Preventing Horse Lameness

    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 chances of lameness for your horse.

  • Picking and cleaning horse's hooves to determine cause of lameness

    What to Do When Your Horse Is Lame

    5 things that you can do to help your lame horse. This article gives you basic information about how your farrier can help you and also when to call the equine veterinarian and what to expect.

  • Cracked hoof with holes and problems in coronary band.

    Causes of Equine Lameness

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

  • Horse's hooves as a cause of lameness

    Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

    Horse lameness can be both observed from the ground and felt while riding. For the new horse owner, and sometimes for an equine veterinarian, recognizing lameness and identifying its source may not be so easy.

  • Form meets function in a horse with good conformation.

    Horse Leg Anatomy - Form and Function

    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 recognize the important elements of good conformation when evaluating a horse.

  • Watching a horse trot may be key to pinpointing the cause of lameness.

    Diagnosing Horse Lameness - The Veterinary Process

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

  • Sometimes age doesn't matter when it comes to arthritis in horses.

    Equine Juvenile Arthritis - Causes and Treatments

    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, this article may provide some answers.

  • Veterinarian flexing horse's leg for lameness.

    Common Causes of Lameness

    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 has problems with his gait and limbs.

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