Equine Soundness & Lameness
Quick tips for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of leg lameness and hoof issues. Find more info at http://www.thehorse.com/topics/lameness
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Don't overlook the benefits of maintaining horses with osteoarthritis at a healthy weight. In humans, every additional pound of body weight produces an additional 4 pounds of force on the arthritic joint. Learn more at TheHorse.com/167513 as we Focus on the Facts about equine joint health.
Signs of equine #osteoarthritis include heat, swelling (from excess joint fluid), lameness/pain, stiffness, negative behavioral changes, and posture changes. Learn more at TheHorse.com/183895 as we Focus on the Facts about joint health. #horses #horsehealth #TheHorse #joints
Equine osteoarthritis is inflammation in the joint. Early recognition and intervention with a whole-horse approach can help you give your #horse the best potential outcome. Learn more at TheHorse.com/183895 as we Focus on the Facts about joint health. #horses #horsehealth #TheHorse #osteoarthritis
Shock wave therapy can help manage tendinopathy/tendinitis, desmitis, osteoarthritis, bone injuries, navicular disease, and deep muscle pain by stimulating neovascularization (blood vessel formation), osteogenesis, and other anti-inflammatory processes, in addition to having pain relieving effects. Learn more at TheHorse.com/1110121.
In one study, 79% of horses diagnosed with bone spavin had an improved lameness score following shock wave therapy. Learn more at TheHorse.com/138108 as we Focus on the Facts about shock wave therapy this month, brought to you by PulseVet. #shockwave #horses #horsehealth #TheHorse
Shock wave therapy involves short energy pulses that travel quickly through predetermined tissue depths to help treat both superficial and deeper injuries. Learn more at TheHorse.com/1110121 as we Focus on the Facts about shock wave therapy! #shockwave #horsehealth #TheHorse
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a subclass of multipotent stem cells—meaning they can create different cell types—that veterinarians can easily obtain from multiple sources throughout the bodies of fetal/neonatal, young, or adult horses. Learn more at TheHorse.com/167109 as we Focus on the Facts of regenerative medicine. #horses #horsehealth
In one study, 77-98% of Thoroughbreds with naturally occurring tendinopathy showed improvement on ultrasound examination following stem cell treatment. Further, the reinjury rate was less than 30%. Learn more at TheHorse.com/167109 as we Focus on the Facts about regenerative medicine!
Laminitis can have many triggers, affect any equine, and break out in any hoof. It is commonly seen more frequently in the front feet of #horses, #ponies, #mules, and #donkeys, and, after colic, is the second biggest killer for horses today. While it isn't a cure, @FormaHoof can help equines toward comfort and a new standard of life during the #laminitis recovery process. Instant relief and comfort that no traditional horseshoeing method can provide. #sponsoredpin
#Laminitis is an extremely painful condition of the #equine hoof, which in its simplest sense is inflammation of the laminae of the inner hoof wall. But laminitis isn’t a condition of the #hoof as such, it's more the result of a previous physiological event that is just expressed in the feet. Find feeding and hoof care tips for laminitic #horses and #ponies in the @FormaHoof blog. #ad #sponsoredpin
The left image, 02.17.2021, illustrates the significance of asymmetry in a podotrochlosis case study before applying @FormaHoof. The right image taken 05.19.2021 illustrates progression of the #horse toward symmetry between bilateral #hooves when comparing the medial walls as well as the coronary bands. The asymmetrical hoof-pastern axis (HPA) was addressed with the 3D lift of FormaHoof and an elevation of 5 and 9 degrees within the first FormaHoof application. #ad #sponsoredpin
Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are two diagnostic imaging methods veterinarians can use to capture images of structures within your horse’s body. Learn more in this visual guide! Sponsored by Hallmarq Advanced Veterinary Imaging. #horses #horsehealth #TheHorse #infographic #lameness #MRI #veterinarians
Navicular syndrome is also known as podotrochlosis, which describes pathology in the complex bone and soft tissue structures potentially involved in the condition. Learn more as we Focus on the Facts about navicular syndrome, in partnership with Dechra Veterinary Products, maker of OSPHOS® (clodronate injection). #horses #horsehealth #TheHorse #navicular