Windpuffs and Horses

Windpuffs and Horses

August 24, 2018

 

A windpuff is a soft and squishy blemish found on a horse’s lower leg.  Generally speaking, windpuffs are just a blemish.  Occasionally, a windpuff will cause pain and lameness.  You will typically find them around the back of the fetlock joint.  This is the point of your horse’s anatomy that the digital flexor tendons wrap under the fetlock on their way to the hoof.  The tendons themselves are covered with a tendon sheath.  Between the tendon and the tendon sheath is a layer of fluid.

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Why Your Horse's Hooves Need Some Ice Therapy

Why Your Horse's Hooves Need Some Ice Therapy

August 24, 2018

What’s the big deal about icing horse hooves? 



If you have ever seen a horse with laminitis, you understand the agony and suffering that goes on. It’s horrible. Doing everything you can to prevent such a situation will help your horse have a better life!  There are several situations that horses can find themselves in that warrant some ice therapy on their hooves as a preventive measure.  All in the name of pain relief, reducing inflammation, and helping to prevent laminitis!

 

 

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When Your Horse

When Your Horse "Pops A Splint" - What Does That Really Mean?

August 24, 2018

What are splint injuries in horses?

Splints are a fairly common occurrence in horses, and for the most part they are fairly benign where the small splint bone of the lower leg is fractured, or the accompanying tendon is injured.  It’s always critical to involve your Veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan, as some splint injuries can be critical.

 

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