An owner’s physician is reluctant to give her joint injections too often, but her horse receives hock injections every six months. Is that frequency cause for concern? An equine sports medicine specialist responds.Read More
Erin Contino, DVM, Dipl. ACVSMR
Erin Contino, DVM, Dipl. ACVSMR, is an assistant professor in equine sports medicine at the Colorado State University (CSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science’s Equine Orthopaedic Research Center. Contino graduated with a veterinary degree from CSU in 2010 and completed a one-year internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in California. She then returned to CSU for a three-year Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2014. Before and during her time as a veterinary student, she also completed a master’s degree in equine radiology. Her research interests include equine musculoskeletal imaging, diagnostic analgesia, lameness, and performance issues in equine athletes. In her free time, she’s a passionate three-day event rider.
Articles by Erin Contino, DVM, Dipl. ACVSMR
Posted by Erin Contino, DVM, Dipl. ACVSMR | Jan 6, 2020 | Basic Care, Commentary, Conditioning, Diagnosing Lameness, Diseases and Conditions, Exercise-Related Conditions, Horse Care, Injuries & Lameness, Lameness, Medications, Monitoring Exercise Performance, Performance Horse Health Commentary Series, Sports Medicine, Western Disciplines, Working With a Veterinarian
A sports medicine specialist looks at what could cause a western dressage horse to travel haunches-in during the right-lead canter.Read More
Posted by Erin Contino, DVM, Dipl. ACVSMR | Nov 30, 2019 | Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease, Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease, Commentary, Conditioning, Diagnosing Lameness, Forelimb, Hoof Anatomy & Physiology, Hoof Care, Hoof Care & Balance, Horse Care, Injuries & Lameness, Injuries & Wounds, Lameness, Ligament & Tendon Injuries, Ligament & Tendon Injuries, Lower Limb, Monitoring Exercise Performance, Older Horse Care Concerns, Performance Horse Health Commentary Series, Sports Medicine
Consider the horse’s lameness history and gradually increase varied exercises to manage these mounts, one veterinarian says.Read More