Tag: injury

31 Jan 2020

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 five common types of sport horse injuries happen, how they’re treated and how they may affect your horse’s career. Although these injuries occur across the disciplines, some types are more […]

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20 Dec 2019
running horse over green grass

Stages of Healing in Soft Tissue Injury

Barb Crabbe, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, shares some valuable insight on this often frequently recurring type of injury: “It only takes one bad step. When a critical soft tissue structure is injured, your horse could be fine today, then lame for months or even years to come. In fact, a serious soft tissue injury can […]

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02 Aug 2019

Elite Equine and minimizing injury

EquiSearch, well-regarded with people who love horses, published an article on some precautions to take in order to minimize tendon injury: “What’s better than the successful rehabilitation of a tendon or ligament injury? One that doesn’t happen at all. While it’s impossible to completely avoid injury in an athletic horse, the following precautions might help […]

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31 May 2019

Elite Equine and Sport Horse Injuries

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Duncan Peters, elaborates on one of the most common sporthorse injuries: “While any horse can get hurt, the demands of eventing, dressage and hunter/jumper competition increase the risk of suspensory ligament injuries, deep digital flexor tendon tears, sore muscles and more. Jumping, speed, uneven ground and fatigue put eventers and jumpers […]

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