Learn about four common injuries veterinarians see in these athletes, how they diagnose them, and what treatments and rehabilitation methods they use to get horses back to performance.
A research team used ultrasound to establish normal proximal suspensory ligament cross-sectional areas of cutting horses.
Researchers measured the energy output of riders at a basic walk, jog, and lope; performing a reining pattern; and cutting.
PRCA Hall of Famer Douglas Corey, DVM, offered insight into rodeo horse care and welfare during the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s annual convention.
Western performance horses are a diverse group of equine athletes trained for a variety of disciplines with unique physical demands. Learn about four common injuries veterinarians see in these athletes, how they diagnose them, and what treatments and rehabilitation methods they use to get horses back to business.
A deep branch lateral plantar neurectomy and fasciotomy procedure can get affected horses back to work.
One practitioner describes her diagnostic imaging decision-making process when assessing Western performance horse soundness during prepurchase exams.
Prevailing wisdom has been that Western disciplines are too physically demanding to allow athletes to return to work after arthroscopic stifle surgery. A study presented at the 2019 AAEP Convention found this isn’t necessarily the case.
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