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Living with Old Soft Tissue Injuries

Tendon and suspensory ligament injuries plague horses performing in all disciplines.  Even pleasure horses and pasture ornaments may fall victim if they take the proverbial “bad step” over rough ground conditions. These are every bit as painful as bone or … Continue reading

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The Ancient Art of Poulticing

Poultices have been in use as long as horses have been domesticated. In fact, they used to be a very common human remedy as well. Major uses for poultices are: to soothe and cool inflamed or overheated areas  to draw … Continue reading

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Dealing with Old Lower Leg Problems

It’s difficult enough to support the mass of a horse on a tiny column like the leg if it is a   rigid structure.  When it also has a moving part (the fetlock), the problem becomes much more complicated. Exaggerated flexion … Continue reading

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Dr. Green and Father Time

If you follow the veterinary research literature on musculoskeletal injuries you will see there is often strong emphasis placed on rapid healing and reduced downtime.  There is nothing inherently wrong with those goals but the reality is that any advantages … Continue reading

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