Understanding Suspensory Injuries in Horses

A suspensory injury can potentially be very serious, and early diagnosis and treatment are essential to give the horse the best chance to recover fully. Today, we’ll discuss everything horse owners need to know about suspensory ligament injury in horses, its causes, and potential treatments. But first, let’s familiarize ourselves with the structures involved to […]

Horse Stifle Injuries: Prevention, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

The horse’s stifle joint, often compared to the human knee, is one of the most complex joints in the equine body. Unfortunately, its intricate structure and role in supporting a horse’s weight make it vulnerable to a variety of injuries.  A stifle injury can range from soft tissue injuries involving the medial patellar ligament and […]

What is the Recovery Rate of a Suspensory Ligament Injury?

Suspensory Ligament Recovery Success Rate in Horses: What You Need To Know

You’re a dedicated horse enthusiast who’s spent countless hours in the saddle, forging a deep connection with your equine partner. Together, you’ve tackled trails, perfected dressage routines, and shared the simple joys of a peaceful ride through the countryside.  But lately, you’ve noticed something troubling. Your beloved horse, usually so surefooted and strong, is struggling […]

Annular Ligament Injury in Horses: A Comprehensive Guide 

Annular Ligament Injury

Source: Clyde Vet Group The annular ligament (AL) is a part of a horse’s anatomy that encircles and stabilizes the tendons in the fetlock area, which is the joint between the horse’s cannon bone and the pastern. This ligament plays a critical role in supporting the fetlock joint, especially during movement, by preventing excessive splaying […]

Recovery Time for a Sprained Ankle in Horses: What to Expect

Source: Canva Annie and her horse Storm had been practicing hard for months to compete in an exciting cross-country event. Their rigorous training schedule was barely enough as Storm learned to navigate uneven terrains and work through the obstacles, twists, and turns they would have to ride out together.  They were ready for the expected […]

Horse Overreach Injury: A Comprehensive Guide

horse overreach injury

Image courtesy of Canva/Getty Images Signature What is an overreach injury? Overreach injuries occur when the hind foot or hind hoof steps on the front heel or the back of the pastern of the horse’s leg. When the horse is fatigued and is less co-ordinated, or is doing fast work or jumping, this is more […]

Swollen Leg in Horses – Possible Causes and Recommended Treatment

Source: Pexels What do you do when your perfectly healthy horse suddenly suffers from a swollen leg? How do you give it the attention it deserves?  Should you be worried and call the vet right away? In this article, let’s discuss the basics of leg swelling in horses, its possible causes, treatments you can do […]

Horse with a Broken Leg – How Can You Aid in Recovery?

Horse fractures are something that can occur quickly and unexpectedly.  A horse lands awkwardly during a training session, putting excessive weight on one leg, causing either a hairline fracture or a more severe compound fracture.    Another horse missteps due to a hidden hole or on a large stone while playing in the pasture and twists […]

Understanding and Managing Hamstring Injury Recovery in Horses

Dealing with hamstring muscle injuries can be challenging and worrying. However this article will serve as an informative guide for horse owners and caretakers.  We will provide a comprehensive understanding of hamstring injuries, from their causes to their effects on a horse’s mobility. And along with a list of treatments, we will introduce carnosine, a […]

Can a Horse Recover From a Tendon Injury?

Tendon injuries, as one of the most common orthopedic disorders, are a major cause of early retirement or wastage among sport horses. The question: “Can a horse recover from a tendon injury?” is not easily answered since each injury is exacerbated by other factors, such as damage to surrounding structures, the age of the horse, […]