Category: Horses

07 Feb 2020
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 […]

31 Jan 2020
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 […]

03 May 2019

Elite Equine and Itchy Skin Allergies

Melanie Sweeney, horse nutritionist, writes: “‘The Itch’ reappears annually during the warm, humid months, is most prevalent in coastal regions and is not contagious.  The tiny creatures responsible for this considerable problem are usually female midges (flies of the genus Culicoides) who are most active in the early mornings and late afternoons/evenings.  Individual susceptibility to […]

22 Mar 2019

Travel Trauma in Horses

Robert MacDowell, esteemed veterinary herbalist, writes: “We all know people who get car sick, airsick or seasick and there must be a few horses out there which get motion sickness in the same sort of way. I don’t know of anybody who has died or had their career ruined as a result of travel related […]

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