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Osteochondrosis (OCD) and Cystic lesions

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Osteochondrosis (OCD) and Cystic lesions

Further to our article on repository radiographs, we will discuss the common causes of lameness seen in yearlings and 2 years old over the next few months. The causes of lameness can be generally  ..

Repository Radiographs

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Monday, November 06, 2017
Repository Radiographs

Buying yearlings is exciting; it is the beginning of an adventure. As with any adventure it is important to be prepared and to have accurate information before you put your hand up. This p ..

Laparoscopy to treat blocked oviducts in infertile mares

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Monday, November 06, 2017
Laparoscopy to treat blocked oviducts in infertile mares

Now that the season is well and truly underway, many breeders will obviously be considering the options available for achieving pregnancies in difficult breeding mares. Those mares which have not  ..

Post Foaling Complications

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Monday, October 09, 2017
Post Foaling Complications

Complications in the postpartum (‘post foaling’) period can occur following dystocia (‘a difficult birth’) or following a relatively normal delivery. Although these complications are uncommon, whe ..

Psittacosis

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Psittacosis

Chlamydia psittaci is a bacterium carried by birds. It can cause a respiratory disease in people called Psittacosis and has also been linked to abortion in mares. Since the 2015 Stud Seas ..

Caterpillars and Abortions

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Caterpillars and Abortions

Studies at the University of Queensland and field research at the Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre have demonstrated that exposure to hairy Processionary Caterpillars or their nest material ca ..

The Importance of Dentistry in the Broodmare

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Importance of Dentistry in the Broodmare

The horse's normal chewing cycle results in balanced dental wear which, in the absence of dental abnormalities, serves the horse well. The process of domestication and the advent of processed feed ..

Lameness in Yearlings: Part 3

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Lameness in Yearlings: Part 3

Sesamoiditis – What does it mean? Following on from the last two months articles on lameness in yearlings this article will focus on the complex condition called Sesamoiditis. A sesamoid is a  ..

Lameness in Yearlings: Part 2

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Lameness in Yearlings: Part 2

Following on from last month's article on lameness in yearlings associated with development conditions including OCD and cystic lesions, this article will focus on lameness associated with degener ..

Laminitis in the Pregnant Mare

Equine Podiatry and Lameness Centre - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Laminitis in the Pregnant Mare

Laminitis can affect all horses and can vary from mild lameness to cases so severe that euthanasia on humane grounds is required. Laminitis is inflammation of the lamellae contained in the hoo ..