Jane Nixon MRCVS explores the physical issues as young horses develop the foundations for future health and soundness

When a dressage horse was treated for a stifle injury it triggered laminitis. We explain how he recovered, and how he is managed now to avoid a recurrence

saddle slip

Half of all sport horses are lame, survey finds

A new study shows that nearly half of all sport horses that were assessed were found to be lame or stiff

Mud fever on the rear of the pasterns

Vet case study: mud fever causing lameness [H&H VIP]

Even a horse that is stabled full-time can get mud fever in certain circumstances as this case study demonstrates

Closeup of a horses hooves /  hoof with new shoe and painted nail.

Foot shape and lameness [H&H VIP]

Pioneering research suggests that clues to future lameness can be found in the feet. Dr Sue Dyson explains what to look out for

There are some surprises findings about foot-related lameness in a new study. Peter Green MRCVS looks at the implications

Researchers need owners to take part in a survey to learn more about lameness


Study could lead to ‘unbiased’ flexion tests for horses

Can flexion tests ever be objective rather than subjective? Yes, say researchers involved in a new study that has trialled a sensor-based system to measure a horse’s response

Dressage training

6 ways to minimise the risk of suspensory ligament injuries in horses

Suspensory ligament injury is surprisingly common in the dressage world. But how can we reduce the risk?


OCD in horses: a degenerative joint condition

The complex joint disease osteochondrosis develops within a foal’s first year and has the potential to cause lifelong soundness issues