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  1. East Meets West: Use of Acupuncture in Diagnosing and Treating Horse Lameness

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    There is little more frustrating than getting ready for a big show and finding out your horse is not moving or feeling quite right. is … READ MORE »

  2. Help! Horse Lameness On the Trail

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    You’re out on the trail and your horse suddenly starts limping. What do you do? These simple tips from our friends at The Trail Rider magazine … READ MORE »

  3. Solve Unexplained Lameness in Your Horse


    When searching for the cause of lameness in a horse, a veterinarian follows a methodical lameness exam protocol. Knowing a bit about how that exam is … READ MORE »

  4. Two Simple Tests to Find Out If Your Horse’s Stumble is More Serious


    Our friends at EQUUS magazine have shared with us 2 simple tests you can perform on your horse to make sure that his stumbles aren’t indicative … READ MORE »

  5. Prevent Lameness in Your Horse: Pamper Your Horse’s Joints

    Every day, carefully evaluate your horse’s legs. If you train your eye and hand to pick up what’s normal for your horse when he’s sound and rested, you’ll be quicker to pick up on any heat, swelling, or lack of symmetry that could signal problems. Photo by Heidi Nyland Melocco

    The health and longevity of your horse’s joints are determined by conformation, conditioning, the specific demands of his job, general mileage, good or bad management, and … READ MORE »

  6. With Horses, Temperament Trumps Almost Everything

    John Strassburger.

    Have you ever struggled with a euthanasia decision? What if it was a young horse destined to a life of pain? John Strassburger, who operates Phoenix … READ MORE »

  7. ‘Prehab’ at The Sanctuary Sends Todd Flettrich’s Olympic Alternate Otto Into a Healthy Retirement

    Owner Margaret Duprey and rider Todd Flettrich prepared Otto for the tough competition at The Sanctuary’s state-of-the-art equine center, where his ‘prehab’ conditioned him to perform at the highest level and helped to keep him healthy and prevent injury. | Photo courtesy of JRPR

    Todd Flettrich and Otto had a great run at the USEF Festival of Champions at Gladstone, where they qualified as the US Olympic Dressage Team alternate … READ MORE »

  8. Dr. Robert Miller on the Tragedy of Lameness

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    Renowned equine veterinarian Dr. Robert Miller hits the nail on head regarding every equestrian’s foe: horse lameness. “Anybody that’s had horses for any length of time … READ MORE »

  9. Cringing at Horse Racing Yet Watching It Anyway


      Despite the fact I object to much of what is done in the world of horse racing, I’ll be watching the Belmont Stakes horse race … READ MORE »

  10. If Your Horse’s Lameness is Sesamoiditis, This Study is For You

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    ZetrOZ LLC, manufacturer of the UltrOZ Elite, is recruiting horse lameness patients in a clinical trial at Hagyard Medical Equine Institute for Proximal Sesamoiditis of the … READ MORE »

  11. Stem Cell Treatment in Horses Shows Promise for Treating Lameness

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    If your horse’s lameness is caused by meniscal tears or superficial digital flexor tendon (SDF) injuries, you may want to consider stem cell treatment, if you … READ MORE »

  12. A Horse Lameness Success Story

    Margaret Smith and Quarter Horse Roo

    We often hear of career-ending horse lameness, so it’s nice to have success stories, too. Margaret Smith’s 16-hand, six-year-old AQHA gelding, Invite Rumors, known as Roo, is … READ MORE »

  13. The Pre-Purchase Exam: Detect Horse Lamess and More

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    For most people, the horse ownership journey starts with a pre-purchase exam, but what exactly does this entail? In this article from by Dr. Douglas Novick, an … READ MORE »

  14. Is Lameness Cropping Up? Learn Your Horse’s Legs By Feeling

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    Most of us will at least eyeball our horse’s legs while grooming and tacking up, but setting down the brush or hoof pick and actually feeling … READ MORE »

  15. A Cool New Tool for Diagnosing Lameness in Horses

    Race horse Secretariat

    Is your horse lame? Equine caregivers know all too well, identifying and treating lameness in horses can be a frustrating and expensive process. Equine Guelph’s new … READ MORE »

  16. Electrical Field Therapy to Cure the Lameness in Your Horse

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    Following more than six years of development and testing, a new system designed specifically for the treatment of lameness in horses has been introduced for use … READ MORE »

  17. Protect Your Horse from Ice-Related Injuries

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    How can you keep your horse safe when cold weather creates ice that can make your horse slip, perhaps causing long-term lameness? The editors of EQUUS … READ MORE »

  18. A Simple, Free Way to Feed Your Horse More Vitamins

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    Horseman and Certified Natural Hoof Care Practitioner Keith Jacobson (who keeps our horses in a barefoot trim) is always staying on top of the latest ways … READ MORE »

  19. Select, Fit Protective Horse Boots

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    We can’t keep our horse living in a protective bubble, so we do what we can to prevent lameness and injury. Veterinarians weigh in on whether … READ MORE »

  20. Boots and Wraps: Giving Your Horse a Leg up on Protecting His Legs

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    Bell boots, polo wraps for horses, shipping wraps, horse boots. What does your horse need? Can some of them prevent horse lameness causes? Jayne Wilson helps … READ MORE »

  21. Cures for Horse Lameness

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    If you don’t have time to search for helpful articles on horse lameness, look no further. I’m bringing some to you today, on everything from hind … READ MORE »

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