A common bone problem that occurs in young race horses during the first few months in training is dorsal metacarpal disease, commonly known as bucked shins.
An angular limb deformity (ALD) is a side-to-side deviation of the limb. Where the limb of a horse should be straight when viewed from the front, horses with an ALD appear to have limbs that are angled away from the presumed straight line of the limb.
Horses' hooves are formed of insensitive, cornified material called horn. Inside the hoof capsule lie bone, joints, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues. While the hoof capsule is designed to protect these structures and provide the horse with a platform to support its weight, traumatic events can puncture the hoof and affect the deeper, sensitive tissues. Puncture wounds often occur from stepping on nails, screws or other such objects.
Information regarding the use of different joint suppliments for horses that have degenerative joint disease.
Owner information about the causes and treatment of bone spavin.
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