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Category: Footcare/Lameness

Penetrating foot injuries

As every horse owner knows, the horse’s foot is a very complicated structure. It may not look it from the outside, but within the hoof wall …

Osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis (OCD) is a failure of normal cartilage and bone development at the joint surfaces of long bones. This leads to bone fragmentation …

Osteoarthritis – the facts

Osteoarthritis (also known as ‘arthritis’ and ‘degenerative joint disease’) is a progressive, degenerative condition …

Nerve blocks – the lame horse

Lameness is a common problem in horses of all ages and types. It can be frustrating, expensive and time-consuming trying to get to the bottom …

Navicular disease

Navicular disease cannot be cured, but there are various treatments available that can relieve the symptoms to a certain degree. Your vet will …

Navicular bursitis

The navicular bursa is a small fluid-filled structure in the foot that acts as a cushion where …

Nail bind/nail prick

Foot problems are a common cause of lameness in the horse, accounting for 90% of all forelimb lameness problems. However, the importance of meticulous …

Ligament injuries

Ligaments are soft tissue structures that connect bone to bone in the skeleton. Injury of these supporting structures is a common cause of lameness …

Laminitis – the facts

Laminitis is a common but often poorly understood disease. It is usual for owners to believe it only occurs in spring in small ponies. This is …

Lameness examinations

Unfortunately, lameness in horses is very common and it is one of the most likely reasons …