Lameness

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of leg lameness

Coffin Bone Fractures, injury risk in harness racing horses

Coffin Bone Fractures

My horse has been diagnosed with a fractured coffin bone. What could have caused it, and what is the prognosis?

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When Joints Fail: Osteochondrosis

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is an affliction, if left untreated, that can have long-term harmful effects on the young, growing horse as well as the performing or racing horse. OCD actually is a disease subset of osteochondrosis and

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Gait Analysis

Ever since the 1880s, when Edweard Muybridge set up a series of cameras to capture the character of footfalls of a racehorse, we’ve been fascinated by how horses move. No doubt you’ve seen that early sequence of photos, which demonstrated that

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The Use of Thermography in Lameness Evaluation

Lameness diagnosis can be very frustrating when the source of pain is located in the upper leg and is not associated with a synovial structure, or the lameness is too subtle to utilize diagnostic analgesic injections, or the patient is not

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Epiphysitis

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Neurectomy for Navicular

While untenable pain due to navicular syndrome and caudal heel syndrome is the most common cause of performance horses’ being nerved, Madison said in Thoroughbred racehorses a wing fracture of the coffin bone often necessitates a neurectomy.

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