Tag: swelling

20 Mar 2020
horse and rider jumping

Post-workout Leg Care: Part 2 – Looking for Trouble

There are a few ways in which you could take care of your horse’s legs after an extensive workout.  Our friends at EQUUS Magazine shares this insight: “In last week’s post we focussed on learning your horse’s legs. Now that you know what normal is for your horse, you’re ready to tackle the most important […]

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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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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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13 Dec 2019
autumn leaves and brown horse in green grass field

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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06 Dec 2019
horse eating short grass against blue sky

Mud Fever Demystified

Severn Edge Equine Vets regularly deal with this challenging condition and here they share some of their expertise: “As the name suggests, mud fever is most frequently seen in horses during wet, muddy conditions but this is not always the case.   Signs Initially, the skin at the back of the horse’s pastern or heel […]

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22 Nov 2019
dressage rider on chestnut horse

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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