20 Feb 2020
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Elite Equine and Inflamed Joints in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Here he explains the role joint inflammation plays in your horse’s injury, how it’s treated and how it may affect your horse’s career: “Acute synovitis is inflammation that appears suddenly in a joint, often the ankle, […]

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14 Feb 2020
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Elite Equine and Bone Bruises in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Here he explains how a bone bruise occurs, how it’s treated and how it may affect your horse’s career: Sport horses can bruise bones in the foot and ankle joints, the coffin bone, the ends of […]

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07 Feb 2020
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Elite Equine and Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Injuries in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. In this second part of the series he explains how this common type of sport horse injury happen, how it’s treated and how it may affect your horse’s career: “DDFT DAMAGE The deep digital flexor tendon […]

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31 Jan 2020
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Elite Equine and Suspensory Ligament Injuries in Sport Horses

FEI-certified veterinarian, Duncan Peters, DVM, MS, heads the Sport Horse Program at Hagyard Equine Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. In this post he explains how five common types of sport horse injuries happen, how they’re treated and how they may affect your horse’s career. Although these injuries occur across the disciplines, some types are more […]

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24 Jan 2020
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Elite Equine and What You Should Know About Anti-inflammatories

If you’ve ever hesitated when considering anti-inflammatories, Douglas O. Thal, DVM, sheds some light on the pro’s and con’s of using this class of drugs: “Bute” (phenylbutazone) and Banamine® (flunixin meglumine) are the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the horse. They are very useful drugs used for a variety of conditions and […]

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16 Jan 2020
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Elite Equine and Leg Deformities in Young Foals

One of our Elite Equine customers recently wrote a review on her experience with this serious condition and the relief that Elite Equine brought. The team at www.equimed.com explains the disorder in more detail: “Physitis is a condition that causes deformities in the legs of young foals, mostly weanlings and yearlings, that are growing rapidly […]

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09 Jan 2020
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Elite Equine and Colic 101

Do you know what to do – and just as importantly, what not to do – if your horse displays vague, mild, or serious signs of what might be colic? How do you handle the situation? Actions to take/avoid with your horse’s recovery plan? How to minimize the risk for colic in the first place? […]

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20 Dec 2019
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Elite Equine and Stages of Healing in Soft Tissue Injury

Barb Crabbe, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, shares some valuable insight on this often frequently recurring type of injury: “It only takes one bad step. When a critical soft tissue structure is injured, your horse could be fine today, then lame for months or even years to come. In fact, a serious soft tissue injury can […]

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13 Dec 2019
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Elite Equine and Swelling That is More Than Just Swelling

Kennon Keckler, DVM, sheds some light on the types of swelling and when to pay extra attention: “Lymphangitis, vasculitis, big leg disease, staph infection, or cellulitis. Whatever you call it, this recurrent bacterial infection and leg swelling affects many horses – of any breed – and is a frustrating cause of lameness and loss of […]

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06 Dec 2019
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Elite Equine and Mud Fever Demystified

Severn Edge Equine Vets regularly deal with this challenging condition and here they share some of their expertise: “As the name suggests, mud fever is most frequently seen in horses during wet, muddy conditions but this is not always the case.   Signs Initially, the skin at the back of the horse’s pastern or heel […]

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