Diagnosis, clinical signs, treatment and risk factors for this common issue, including laminitis and tendon injuries.

Performance: what are the treatment options?

Mélanie Perrier looks at the different choices on offer including biologics, meds, bisphosphonates and NSAIDs, including COX selectivity.

42 mins
Tendon injuries: types, early signs, diagnostics and management

Found throughout the horse’s body, but in varying lengths, tendons can be vulnerable to injury depending where they are. Flexor tendon injuries can have a significant impact on athletic horses, and is discussed in this article, but diagnosis and treatment options also hold true for other tendon issues.

32 mins
Endocrinopathic laminitis – causes and management

Nicola Menzies-Gow looks at this painful but common condition in equines, and explores the links with hyperinsulinaemia and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.

68 mins
Diagnosis and treatment of lameness

Paul Martynski shares advice on how first opinion general practitioners can detect and manage this condition in horses.

Lameness: diagnosis advice for first opinion practitioners

Laura Quiney provides an overview on some of the latest developments in the methods of diagnosis for this condition in horses.

Lameness: update on preventing, treating and managing conditions

Lameness may or may not be related to pain, and vets must rule this out in the first instance. Vets leave vet school with lots of knowledge about evaluating and diagnosing pain, but Edele Grey also points out an increase in tools to help clinicians carry out a subjective assessment.

27 mins
Equine laminitis – an update on treatment and prevention

Nicola Menzies-Gow outlines the three types of this condition in horses, and the best courses for treating and preventing them.

43 mins
Endocrinopathic laminitis: cause identification and management

Nicola Menzies-Gow describes this most frequently seen form of laminitis and its association with two common endocrine disorders – equine metabolic syndrome and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.

36 mins
Equine pedal osteitis

Edele Grey discusses this condition in horses, looking at presentation, clinical signs and treatment.

36 mins
Degenerative joint disease in horses: tarsal arthritis

Mélanie Perrier discusses treatment options for this cause of lameness in horses, as well as the role of rehabilitation and adjunctive therapies in successful management.

41 mins
Lameness: types, investigation challenges and predisposition

Ann Derham looks at the most common types of lameness in horses, the importance of an orderly and logical examination and preventive strategies.

29 mins
Laminitis symptoms and treatment, and helping owners spot early signs

Nicola Menzies-Gow discusses the need for targeted owner education to raise awareness of clinical signs associated with this common issue.

33 mins
Tendon injuries update: diagnosis, treatment and management topics

Ann Derham provides a brief overview of such injuries, including the mainstay of management and the exciting field of regenerative medicine.

32 mins
Diagnosing thoracolumbosacral pain: ridden versus genuine types

Sue Dyson discusses the need for equine vets to understand training principles and equine behavioural responses to recognise the difference between causes of pain.

35 mins
Lameness in horses: prevention protocols and treatment latest

In this article, Ann Derham provides an overview on current prevention protocols – including routine management, conformation assessments, diet and exercise.

33 mins
Poorly performing equids: lameness causes, treatment and prevention

Mélanie Perrier discusses the conditions associated with this issue, as well as the need for a multimodal strategy to manage cases.

58 mins
Equine laminitis: causes, clinical signs, treatment and prevention

Nicola Menzies-Gow outlines the three forms of this issue in horses, systems for diagnosis and severity scoring, and therapy options.

35 mins
Researching musculoskeletal pain in ridden horses: part 2

Sue Dyson concludes this article by considering the application of the ridden horse ethogram to real-time lameness cases.

26 mins
Equine obesity: the most common risk factor for laminitis in the UK?

David Rendle, Pat Harris and Nicola Menzies-Gow discuss the welfare threat posed by this issue, and the need for education to alter perceptions of healthy body condition.

51 mins
Researching musculoskeletal pain in ridden horses: part 1

Sue Dyson describes work to assess if facial expression or behaviour can help determine presence of this pain.

41 mins