Horse Musculoskeletal System

Musculoskeletal Diseases

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – An Introduction

The bodies of all animals allow movement to find food and to reproduce through a system of bones and connective tissue. Plants do not have this ability because their roots are stuck in the ground. They can grow and spread or they can turn to face the sun or open and...

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Limb Amputation

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Ankylosis (Fused Joints)

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Conformation – Bench Knee

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Contracted Tendons

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Curbs

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Dropped Fetlocks (DSLD)

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Dropped Hip

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Fibrotic Myopathy

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Firm Lumps Of The Limbs

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Hunter’s Bump

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Interference And Overreaching

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Kissing Spine

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Peronious Tertious Injury

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Sidebone

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Spavin

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Splints

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Stringhalt

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Sweeny

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Tendon Sheath Swelling

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Thoroughpin

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The End Of A Year – Tetanus In A Horse

Winter in upstate New York can be long, cold, and endless. The call came early on the last day of the year. A Trotting-bred owner called me saying his two week old foal wasn’t right. The Trotting-bred is a pony breed that race like Standardbreds with trotters and...

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Dental Speculum Injury

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Foal Diseases – Valgus And Varus Angular Limb Deformities

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Horse Musculoskeletal Diseases – Infected Withers

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Topic – Foal Diseases – Developmental Orthopedic Disease

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – Cheek Teeth Eruption Bumps

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Horse Locomotion And Soundness – Piezoelectric Currents

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Foal Diseases – Contracted Tendons

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Topic – Foal Diseases – Epiphysitis

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Horse Skin And Hair – Fascial Tears

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Horse Teeth And Oral Cavity – TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)

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Foal Diseases – Umbilical Hernia

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Horse Nervous System – Shivers

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Horse Genetic Diseases – Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM)

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Horse Genetic Diseases – Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP)

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Podcast #006 – The Calcium To Phosphorus Ratio

Calcium (Ca) and Phosphorus (P) are two of the most plentiful minerals in your horse and are required for bone structure, muscle function and hundreds of other metabolic functions. However they compete for uptake in the digestive tract. When there is more phosphorus...

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Podcast #045 – The Importance Of The Top Line In Horses

The top line of horses is the muscles along the back bone from the withers to the rump. It is where the saddle or load goes onto the horse. It is an indicator of the overall athletic condition of the horse and is often seen as a “poor” top line when the...

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