Items Tagged with 'Joints'



Equine Reciprocating Systems: Periosteum, Joints and Growth

In the fifth in this series, Dr. Deb Bennett illustrates how the horse matures and the role joints play in locomotion
The periosteum, thin but tough connective tissue that enwraps all true bones, was the focus of the third installment of this series, “Equine Reciprocating Systems: Connecting Tendon to Bone.” Knowledge of the periosteum creates a good starting point for learning the structure of joints.
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Just the Facts?

Equine vet Dave Ramey says results from shoeing studies don’t always agree with past practices and assumptions
For decades, farriers have held to long-accepted standards and practices. Yet how accurate are these dogmatic principles?
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Frankly Speaking

AAEP Panel Report Shows the Vital Role Process Can Play

If you haven’t yet read the report by the 2007 Lameness Research Meeting and Panel, we’d suggest visiting the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Web site and downloading a copy. The report includes some food for thought for everyone in the hoof-care industry — not only in its recommendations but in how they were arrived at.

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Equine Anatomy

Last Of The Ligaments — Sort Of

There are actually many more, but these seven wrap up this look at the ligaments most important for shoers

This is the last of the ligament series, but it is not the last of the ligaments that exist in the horse’s leg. Serious students can take their studies well beyond these anatomy articles, but this will finish the basics of the ligaments my students must master.

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Research Journal

This experimental study examined the effects of dorso-palmar and medio-lateral hoof imbalance on intra-articular pressure and fluid distribution in the coffin joint. Cadaver limbs were loaded in a hydraulic press to simulate vertical forces generated by standing and walking.
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Research Journal

Researchers from the United Kingdom measured the seasonal incidence of tying-up (exertional rhabdomyolysis) in polo horses in the United States and England and tried to identify factors related to the disease.
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