Innovative Tools to Detect Lameness and Pre-existing Injury in Racehorses

Mongolian Groom. Sports Illustrated image.

By JANE ALLIN LAMENESS LOCATOR Lameness is a term used to describe a horse’s change in gait, usually in response to pain in a limb that can occur due to a wide variety of causes (e.g. degenerative joint disease, laminitis, infection). Some conditions are more easily diagnosed and treated than others, which may only cause… Continue reading Innovative Tools to Detect Lameness and Pre-existing Injury in Racehorses

Top 5 Horse Health Hacks for Winter

By JAMES HARRIS Unless you’re a hardcore rider that saddles up even it’s raining sideways, you will take a look out of the window at the torrents of wind, rain, and snow and think about giving your horse a brush rather than a hack out into the unknown – it’s nothing to be ashamed about;… Continue reading Top 5 Horse Health Hacks for Winter

Paynter upgraded from critical to stable

Thoroughbred racehorse, Paynter. Photo credit: Zayat Stables.

This past Monday the Zayat family-owned Paynter was upgraded from critical to stable. In a series of tweets, his connections state that the 3-yo Haskell-winning colt: [He] “continues to gradually improve. He is passing manure and eating, and walks freely around his stall. His fever is under control and his protein levels have stabilized.” “We… Continue reading Paynter upgraded from critical to stable

Paynter ‘walking comfortably’

Paynter training at Elmont NY for the Belmont Stakes 2012. Times Union image.

by BLOOD-HORSE STAFF Cross-posted from the Blood-Horse Paynter, who was diagnosed with laminitis Sept. 4, was "walking comfortably" Sept. 5, and his bloodwork came back normal, the Zayat family said. According to their reports on Twitter, Paynter, a 3-year-old by Awesome Again, had normal bowel movements Sept. 5 despite some discomfort. The Zayats said discomfort… Continue reading Paynter ‘walking comfortably’

Paynter develops laminitis

Thoroughbred racehorse, Paynter. Photo credit: Zayat Stables.

We reported earlier on Payntner and the outpouring of love and prayers for his survival. Paynter rallied over the weekend, but has now taken a turn for the worse. Our prayers now are that he is spared as much as possible. All of the medical treatments given him to save his life has cost him… Continue reading Paynter develops laminitis

Old Hay: Is it better for laminitic horses?

Article finds no advantages By HORSECHANNEL.COM | Sept. 15, 2008 | Source Link ------------------------ According to Kathryn Watts who heads up Rocky Mountain Research & Consulting Inc., there is no advantage to feeding “old” hay to horses that need lower nutritional requirements as a result of health conditions such as obesity or lamintis. “No nutrients… Continue reading Old Hay: Is it better for laminitic horses?