Cannabidiol (CBD) is increasingly being promoted for use in animals to relieve pain associated with lameness and arthritis. Veterinarians from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences studied the movement of CBD in the body.
Researchers at the veterinary college of California’s Western University of Health Sciences used a force plate to investigate the effects of hoof trimming on the impact phase of front and hind hooves at the walk.
Veterinarians from the Animal Health Trust in England did a cross-sectional study of gait abnormalities and pain-related behavior among sport and leisure saddle horses reported to be working comfortably by their owners.
Veterinarians at the Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom used magnetic resonance images to obtain measurements of dorsopalmar and mediolateral hoof shape of 100 horses and compared these measurements with those obtained of the same hooves using conventional X-rays.
Researchers in New Zealand used limb measurements obtained by CT examinations and limb dissections along with kinematic data obtained while trotting and cantering Thoroughbred racehorses over uneven ground to develop a model of how structures in the limbs respond to changes in the ground surface. They examined joint movements, muscle-tendon strains and ligament strains.
Clinicians and researchers in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden used lameness exams and quantitative measures of gait asymmetry to describe a series of cases that included 98 horses presenting for prepurchase exams and horses presenting for a single limb lameness.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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