Locking stifles. What does it mean?

Locking stifles. What does it mean?

The stifle is the horse’s equivalent to the human knee, and is therefore the junction between the bottom of the femur and the top of the tibia. The patella (knee cap) is a mobile structure that glides over the joint surface during locomotion, but can also be locked in...

Strong Foals. Straight Legs.

In our last bog post we reviewed the importance of strong immunity in newborn foals. Healthy foals also need strong, well conformed legs for successful growth and an ability to withstand the rigours of riding or competition. This article will describe some of the...
Strong Foals. Strong Immunity.

Strong Foals. Strong Immunity.

In Part 1 of this two-part blog on strong foals, we look at the role of strong immunity – including those mare, foal and environmental factors-that will give newborn foals the best start in life. Care of the brood mare. Good maternal nutrition and health, especially...

Tendon and ligaments injuries in performance horses.

A slow motion picture of a galloping horse shows the extreme hyper-extension of joints at speed and the vital combined roles of soft tissue structures in stabilising and supporting knees and fetlocks as well as the total weight of the animal and their rider. Horses...