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Colic

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STEVE: Colic is a term used in horseman and horsemanship to describe anything that creates abdominal pain or discomfort. It can be something as simple as a horse just basically striking at their stomach or their abdomen with the hind … Continue reading

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Back Pain

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STEVE: Back pain in a horse–in my experience of doing lameness work on equine athletes for the last 30 years, I utilize the back and/or exacerbation or demonstration of pain in the back for more diagnostic purposes than primary problems. … Continue reading

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Joint Pain

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STEVE: Joint pain in a horse is usually caused by trauma and/or chronic arthritis, either/or. Acutely, you’ll see a horse that will jam up a limb, and whether it be the carpus or the knee, fetlock, stifle, hocks. In the … Continue reading

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Contracted Heels

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STEVE: Contracted heels are both a matter of conformation of the horse’s foot. In addition, they can be exasperated, or made worse, by improper shoeing, and/or shoe placement, and/or trimming. By not opening up the heels, or the cleft in … 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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