Tag Archives: inflammation

Scratches

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STEVE: Scratches are known to occur in the heel. What essentially happens is, due to a build up of debris, dirt, different types of things in the folds back in here, in the heel, they’ll build up material and essentially … Continue reading

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Dermatitis

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STEVE: Dermatitis is a term that is utilized to describe inflammation of the skin or the integumentary system. In the horse, we recognize that they are coated or have hair on them, on top of their skin, and so typically … Continue reading

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Coffin Joint

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STEVE: The coffin joint is encased inside the hoof itself. It is a joint that exists between the third phalanx, or the coffin bone, and the short pastern bone. Another integral part is that the flexor tendon, which runs along … Continue reading

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Foundering

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STEVE: Founder, essentially is presented as a lame horse, bilaterally and typically the front limbs but they can founder in the hind limbs as well. What we see is that it’s a inflammation of the Lamina, or the supportive tissue … Continue reading

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Pay Attention To Details

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ALEX: Well, it’s very important to pay attention to all the details with your horse and really on a daily basis, because, again, we’re talking about prevention. We don’t want things to happen. We don’t want to have serious injuries … Continue reading

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Lameness

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STEVE: Lameness can come in, obviously, several varieties in lots of different levels of severity; from very, very subtle to very, very obvious. Typically I break down, and it’s a normal scale from the American Association of Equine Practitioners, a … Continue reading

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Physical Check (Looking for Injuries, Swelling, Lameness)

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STEVE: I typically recommend that most owners have a routine to where they can go in and have a way that they look over their entire horse to make sure everything’s perfect before they go use them for day-to-day training, … Continue reading

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Daily Exercise

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ALEX: Daily exercise of a horse is predetermined by what you’re going to be doing with that horse. I being a retired race horse trainer, is those horses would appear to pretty much do something 6 days a week. Other … Continue reading

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