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Tendon & Ligament Injury Maintenance
Management of soft tissue (tendon, ligament, muscle, fascia, joint capsule, etc.) of the equine athlete has proven to be very challenging. The average industry success rate for return to previous exercise after tendon injury is only 20-30%. To put this in perspective the human success rate in 70-80%! So
Kissing Spine – Does my horse actually have it?
Kissing spine is one of the most controversial and frustrating subjects in the equine industry. There are definitely clear cases of horses that suffer from this very painful condition because of the tips of the vertebrae “kissing.” There is a link to my previous post about joints that discuss the
Understanding the Equine Joint
I have often been told that I talk too much when discussing problems, treatments, or management with owners, trainers, and riders. This is arguably true, but I feel that it’s important to explain the processes and background that lead to performance limiting conditions with our equine athletes. If we are
Antibiotic Use in Horses; Big Changes Coming!
The worldwide human and veterinarian use of antibiotics is leading to an increase in antimicrobial resistance (ABR). ABR is becoming increasingly worse through the overuse of antimicrobial medicines and by not using antimicrobial medicines correctly. The result of this is that common infections are becoming more difficult to treat and so called ‘superbugs’ developing.