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The last part of our series, following on from Part III. Because the causes of the lameness may be difficult to diagnose, a systematic diagnostic exam can be performed by the veterinarian to pinpoint to problem. Most experienced veterinarians have developed systems for examining horses for lameness...

Following on from Part II of our series. A surprising majority of lamenesses involve the foot. If the problem does appear to be related to the horse's lower limbs, feet, or hooves, a farrier may be able to diagnose the problem and provide corrective treatment. HORSEY PODIATRISTS Your farrier...

Following on from Part I of our series. Because each horse has individual characteristics, evaluating lameness can be challenging. Veterinarians have developed a lameness scale that ranges from one to five, with one being no perceptible lameness, and five being extremely lame: 1 = Lameness not perceptible Lameness...

Classified among physical therapy/rehabilitation techniques, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) remains an important tool for helping manage a variety of equine conditions and injuries, but also for maintaining your equine athlete and best friend. Problems that ESWT can help alleviate includeo: Tendinopathy / tendinitis, a leading...

CHANGING EQUINE TENDON MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION PART ONE: DIAGNOSING AND MONITORING INJURIES Dr Henk Offereins, DVM, from equinetendon.com explains:   Dr Offereins using the UTC scanner to evaluate tendon health The detailed imagery the UTC can provide about soft tissue health and compromise BEFORE it is injured and needs rehabilitation.   “In...