Category: Horses

horse cough

6 Types of Horse Coughs You Should Not Ignore

If your horse coughs occasionally, there is normally nothing to worry about.  This is a perfectly natural way of keeping their airways clean from dust or small debris. Some coughs, however, may be an early sign of an inflammatory condition that deserves prompt action.  Understanding the different types of coughs coupled with good judgment, may […]

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ddft deep digital flexor tendon injury

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 […]

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suspensory ligament injuries

Suspensory Ligament 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 post he explains how suspensory ligament injuries in horses happen, how they’re treated and how they may affect your horse’s career. “Jumping, speed, uneven ground and fatigue put eventers and jumpers at greater risk […]

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