Tag: pain

31 Jul 2020

Senior Horses with Arthritis Need Exercise Too

Do you know that lameness in horses can be tracked back to arthritis in more than 60% of all cases in the UK? And although you may think that resting may be more kind to your arthritic horse, a regular and sensible exercise plan will benefit him much more, giving his joints just the right […]

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17 Jul 2020
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Does My Horse’s Back Hurt?

Anyone who has ever suffered from prolonged back pain, know that what may have started off as a manageable disturbance, can soon turn into the most annoying dancing partner of every single thing you try to do.  At least us humans can talk about it, complain about it, get some help to sort it out. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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24 Jan 2020
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What You Should Know About Anti-inflammatories

If you’ve ever hesitated when considering anti-inflammatories, Douglas O. Thal, DVM, sheds some light on the pro’s and con’s of using this class of drugs: “Bute” (phenylbutazone) and Banamine® (flunixin meglumine) are the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the horse. They are very useful drugs used for a variety of conditions and […]

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16 Jan 2020
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Leg Deformities in Young Foals

One of our Elite Equine customers recently wrote a review on her experience with this serious condition and the relief that Elite Equine brought. The team at www.equimed.com explains the disorder in more detail: “Physitis is a condition that causes deformities in the legs of young foals, mostly weanlings and yearlings, that are growing rapidly […]

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13 Dec 2019
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Swelling That is More Than Just Swelling

Kennon Keckler, DVM, sheds some light on the types of swelling and when to pay extra attention: “Lymphangitis, vasculitis, big leg disease, staph infection, or cellulitis. Whatever you call it, this recurrent bacterial infection and leg swelling affects many horses – of any breed – and is a frustrating cause of lameness and loss of […]

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22 Nov 2019
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Elite Equine and Using Poultices in Treating Inflammation

For centuries man has effectively been treating Inflammation, itching and pain by grinding up plants and herbs, forming them into poultices, and applying it to affected areas of the body.  The same results have been found in the treatment of horses. A poultice is used to draw out infection, reduce inflammation, ease bruising and cleanse […]

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08 Nov 2019

Elite Equine and Lameness in Horses

Steven B. Adams, DVM, from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, sheds some light on this easily overlooked condition: “Lameness is defined as an abnormal stance or gait caused by either a structural or a functional disorder of the locomotor system. The horse is either unwilling or unable to stand or move normally. Lameness […]

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