Month: February 2020

28 Feb 2020

Sore Muscles in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Here he explains the role sore muscles play in your horse’s injury, how it’s treated and how to deal with it: “Work strengthens muscles, but overwork leads to strain and pain. The large muscles of the […]

Continue Reading
20 Feb 2020

Inflamed Joints in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Here he explains the role joint inflammation plays in your horse’s injury, how it’s treated and how it may affect your horse’s career: “Acute synovitis is inflammation that appears suddenly in a joint, often the ankle, […]

Continue Reading
14 Feb 2020

Bone Bruises in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Here he explains how a bone bruise occurs, how it’s treated and how it may affect your horse’s career: Sport horses can bruise bones in the foot and ankle joints, the coffin bone, the ends of […]

Continue Reading
07 Feb 2020

Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Injuries in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. In this second part of the series he explains how this common type of sport horse injury happen, how it’s treated and how it may affect your horse’s career: “DDFT DAMAGE The deep digital flexor tendon […]

Continue Reading