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Monthly Archives: April 2009


Is ringbone the same thing as arthritis? MS, Florida I have a 16 year old TB mare with ringbone. She has been used as a broodmare ever since she has retired from the racetrack. She has a mild lameness due

Posted in Lameness

Are Windpuffs Something To Worry About?

Ok, I realize this is not the most exciting question, but it does “haunt” me at times. My 18 hh Hanoverian has windpuffs on his hind fetlocks, quite large ones. So far they have not caused any issues other than

Posted in Lameness

White Line Disease

I am looking at a horse to buy that has white line disease. He was diagnosed 4 yrs ago. They have kept pads on him and kept him in a dry place. If I purchased him I would keep him

Posted in Skin, Coat & Hooves

Calming Supplements for Mares (from AAEP Ask the Vet)

I own a 22 year old Appendix mare. She has always become very irritable during her first heat cycles in spring. We’ve had a “marble” implanted in her a few years ago which helped a lot then, but now I’m

Posted in Behavior

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