Month: July 2021

23 Jul 2021
inflammation in horses

Whole-body Inflammation in Horses

Equine researchers have been studying the concept of whole-body inflammation and its links to a variety of health problems for years. But what is whole-body inflammation?  How does it relate to my horse’s overall health?   Whole-body inflammation in horses When someone mention “inflammation”, you may picture a localized swollen area on a limb or […]

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09 Jul 2021
arthritis in horse hocks

Arthritis in Horse Hocks

  Arthritis in the small joints of the horse hock is a very common condition affecting all types of horses.  It is not just a disease of old horses; in fact, we regularly see this in horses around seven or eight years old, and it is often picked up in the autumn as the weather […]

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09 Jul 2021
suspensory ligament injury horse

Spotting a Suspensory Ligament Injury in Your Horse

Suspensory ligament injuries in horses affects all breeds and ages but are particularly a problem in competition horses where inflammation of the suspensory ligament can occur in the fore- or hind limbs. The suspensory ligament acts as a sling for the fetlock in both the fore- and hind limbs and is therefore subject to overload […]

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