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Shoulder

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ALEX: I think in the past we’ve dealt with the situation of a horse’s shoulder being sore, but a lot of times, that might not be the primary cause. So, talk about the correlation of shoulder to feet and shoulders … Continue reading

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White Line Disease

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STEVE: White line disease is essentially, we’re not having a really good example of it here, but the white line is the area between the wall and the sole here, and usually you would see it right here. And it … Continue reading

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Stifle

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STEVE: The stifle in a horse is analogous to the knee in a human. It’s the joint that exists between the femur and the tibia. It has a tendon that extends from the quadriceps down into a patella, and a … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease

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STEVE: Lyme disease is kind of a tough diagnosis for most practitioners unless it’s endemic in your area. I ended up coming across it from time to time as a rule-out from other problems. Usually it shows up as an … 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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Bowed Tendons

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STEVE: A bow tendon, first of all you need to know where it is located. This is the front limb of a horse. Externally, on the outside here, we are looking in this area right here. This is the tendon … 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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Anatomy Of The Foot

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STEVE: The anatomy of the horse’s lower limb, or foot, essentially is – on the outside, you have the actual hoof wall itself. This structure right here at the juncture of the skin is called a coronary band. You can … Continue reading

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Maintaining The Foot

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ALEX: You know, proper daily care of a horse’s foot, it’s really important to do every day. One is to check the horse’s hoof to see if there’s any heat. But also, to pick their foot out. Make sure there’s … 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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