Lameness Conditions

Laminitis
Lameness Conditions Laminitis

Laminitis

With the days getting longer and the grass growing fast, many of us are breathing a sigh of relief. Winter...
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OCD – Osteochondritis Dissecans
Lameness Conditions Osteochondritis Dissecans OCD

OCD – Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a relatively common developmental disease that affects the cartilage and bone in the joints of horses....
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Navicular Disease
Lameness Conditions Navicular Disease

Navicular Disease

What is Navicular disease? Navicular disease is a slowly progressive degenrative condition of the navicular bone, causing chronic degeneration of...
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Keratoma
Keratoma Lameness Conditions

Keratoma

A keratoma is a benign growth between the hoof wall and the pedal bone inside the foot. The growth starts...
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Canker
Canker Lameness Conditions

Canker

Canker is a disease affecting the soles characterised by a foul smelling creamy exudate. Canker is similar, but a more...
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Quittor
Lameness Conditions Quittor

Quittor

Quittor is a chronic, septic condition of one of the collateral cartilages of the pedal bone 5. Characterized by necrosis...
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Keratoma
Keratoma Lameness Conditions

Keratoma

A keratoma is a type of benign tumour that grows inside the foot. It originates from the horn producing cells,...
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Hoof Abscesses
Hoof Abscesses Lameness Conditions

Hoof Abscesses

A hoof abscess is a bacterial infection within the sensitive structures of the equine foot. Pus is produced due to...
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Foot Balance
Foot Balance Lameness Conditions

Foot Balance

Hoof imbalance is one of the most common problems associated with lameness in a horse’s foot. It can be attributed...
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Sidebones
Lameness Conditions Sidebones

Sidebones

What are sidebones? Sidebone is the laymans term for ‘ossification of the collateral cartilages of the foot’, i.e. the soft...
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Angular and Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals
Angular and Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals Lameness

Angular and Flexural Limb Deformities in Foals

When a foal is born and first stands to nurse from its mother, their legs can appear to be pointing...
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Suspensory Ligament Damage
Lameness Conditions Suspensory Ligament Damage

Suspensory Ligament Damage

Proximal Suspensory Ligament Desmitis (PSD) Caused by repetitive strain or single overloading injury Generally acute onset lameness in the forelimb...
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Arthritis
Arthritis Lameness Conditions

Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint causing pain and stiffness.  The word arthritis is often used to explain a range...
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Bruised Sole
Bruised Sole Lameness Conditions

Bruised Sole

A bruised sole can be caused; when a horse stands on a stone or hard object, when the ground is...
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Pus In The Foot
Lameness Conditions Pus In The Foot

Pus In The Foot

Pus in the foot is a very common cause of sudden, often severe, single limb lameness in the horse. Beneath...
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Laminitis
Lameness Conditions Laminitis

Laminitis

Traditionally thought of as a disease of spring, and the “second flush” of grass in late Autumn, however we are...
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Lameness
Lameness Lameness Conditions

Lameness

Lame horses are one of the most common presentations to us and a source of great frustration to their riders!...
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