Diagnosis, clinical signs, treatment and risk factors for this common issue, including laminitis and tendon injuries.
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.
Nicola Menzies-Gow looks at this painful but common condition in equines, and explores the links with hyperinsulinaemia and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.
Paul Martynski shares advice on how first opinion general practitioners can detect and manage this condition in horses.
Laura Quiney provides an overview on some of the latest developments in the methods of diagnosis for this condition in horses.
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.
Nicola Menzies-Gow outlines the three types of this condition in horses, and the best courses for treating and preventing them.
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.
Edele Grey discusses this condition in horses, looking at presentation, clinical signs and treatment.
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.
Ann Derham looks at the most common types of lameness in horses, the importance of an orderly and logical examination and preventive strategies.
Nicola Menzies-Gow discusses the need for targeted owner education to raise awareness of clinical signs associated with this common issue.
Ann Derham provides a brief overview of such injuries, including the mainstay of management and the exciting field of regenerative medicine.
Sue Dyson discusses the need for equine vets to understand training principles and equine behavioural responses to recognise the difference between causes of pain.
In this article, Ann Derham provides an overview on current prevention protocols – including routine management, conformation assessments, diet and exercise.
Mélanie Perrier discusses the conditions associated with this issue, as well as the need for a multimodal strategy to manage cases.
Nicola Menzies-Gow outlines the three forms of this issue in horses, systems for diagnosis and severity scoring, and therapy options.
Sue Dyson concludes this article by considering the application of the ridden horse ethogram to real-time lameness cases.
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.
Sue Dyson describes work to assess if facial expression or behaviour can help determine presence of this pain.