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Bowed Tendon

Holly is a Canadian Thoroughbred who competes as an intermediate three-day Eventer. During the steeplechase phase of a three-day event, Holly “bowed” her tendon...


Chronic Lameness

A 25-year-old retired Cutting Horse gelding was presented to the hospital for an acute right forelimb lameness. Upon arrival, the horse was 3/5 lame at a walk…


Fetlock Lameness

A few days before being transported to the AQHA World Show, a 2-year-old gelding Halter Horse experienced trauma to the right knee and the left hind fetlock. It was noticed that the left hind fetlock was significantly enlarged with swelling up to the distal tarsal area and purulent discharge from the open wound…


Hock Injury

A 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare used for barrel racing was presented to the hospital for colic. After treating the mare for colic, I was asked to evaluate her left hock. There was a moderate effusion of the left tarsocrural joint…


Lameness

A 9-year-old gelding Barrel Horse was presented as an emergency at Strong River Equine with grade 5 lameness, pitting edema extending from the coronet band to upper cannon

Bone, and a puncture to the lateral side of the right rear fetlock...


Post-Op Recovery

Pre-operative and post-operative pressure bandaging is common practice in equine arthroscopy, but the use of combination cold and compression devices for these purposes have been under-utilized…


Preventative Maintenance

Our equine athletes compete in a diverse range of activities, each requiring a combination of strength and conditioning resulting in appropriate physical fitness for the specified task. Too little stress does not result in adequate conditioning. Too much stress causes overloading which results in breakdown of tissues…


Suspensory Desmitis

A Quarter Horse gelding competing in Western Riding at the 2005 AQHA World Show developed an acute lameness of the right front limb. This pain was associated with a noticeably shortened stride and a reluctance to change leads to the right…


Tendon Sheath Effusion

A 10-year-old Thoroughbred Jumper was presented with chronic dorsal flexor tendon sheath effusion on the left rear. The tendon sheath was distended approximately four times the horse’s normal size. History of intermittent lameness and toe walking was prevalent…

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