Other Conformation Topics


Conformation and Limb Deformities in Horses

Learn about leg conformation and angular, flexural, and rotational limb deformities in horses such as bow legs, knock knees, and club feet, and when to call the vet about these problems with Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji of Davis, Calif.

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Horse Conformation Conundrums

Be it for racing, reining, or riding, a horse needs to be put together properly; but does a horse need to be put together perfectly?

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Equine Research Priorities

In 2009 the AAEP Foundation conducted a survey to assess the thoughts and opinions of the membership in defining and prioritizing the needs for equine health research. This followed an initial survey in 2003 to establish needs for equine research…

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Articular Cartilage Maturation in Foals

During a three-year study on articular (joint) cartilage maturation, researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center used new genetic techniques to investigate how joint cartilage changes between newborn foals and young adult horses.

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Conformation and Function

At the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, attendees were treated to an in-depth presentation on horse conformation and its effects on soundness by veterinarian G. Marvin Beeman, MS, DVM, of the Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Colorado. He addressed methods of evaluating conformation as well as his own conformation categories.

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Corrective Hoof Trimming

The term “corrective shoeing” is often overused and misunderstood. It sometimes implies that the farrier can correct conformational faults of feet and legs. In reality, often very little can be done to change the way a horse is built. Trying to fix

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Risk Factors for Spinal Cord Compression Found

A triad of factors, namely sex, breed, and age, are all associated with the development of cervical vertebral compressive myelopathy (CVCM) according to one of the latest studies published by researchers at the College of

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Exercise’s Effects Vary by Tendon Type

Researchers from the United Kingdom recently embarked on an 18-month exercise study to determine why the equine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) is more prone to injury than the various other tendons located in the distal (lower) part of

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Atypical Causes of Stallion Infertility

It pays to think outside the box when considering possible causes of stallion infertility. The stallion’s reproductive conformation, quality of sperm, and history can all impact his performance in the breeding shed.

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Equine Locomotor Pathology Group Moves Toward Certification

The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP) held the first of its second series of lectures earlier this month. Around 100 veterinarians attended the weekend course hosted by Virginia Equine Imaging and led by Jean-Marie

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