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Health

"Hock Havoc" in our April 2007 print issue addressed the use of hock injections and other treatments for managing an equine athlete's lower hock-joint health, including osteoarthritic conditions. In addition to shoeing, turnout and training-routine changes, surgical fusion and supplementation can be factors in maintaining hock health and minimizing potential performance problems, as can injections of hyaluronic acid and polysulfated glycosaminoglycans.

 

In the July 2005 issue of Western Horseman, Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association tie-down roper Mike Hadley of Canon City, Colorado, shared his equine fitness regimen. In addition to ensuring his horses are physically fit for competition, Hadley also takes care to ensure they eat well and have a comfortable environment in which to live.

As everyone knows, horses sometimes can be difficult to deworm. Here’s how Rex Blackwell, horseshoer and Equine Muscle Conditioning instructor, Wickenburg, Arizona, gets the job done.

Safely haul your horse to the veterinarian for treatment.
The November 2004 feature “Fracture Repair” discusses how veterinarians handle the injuries. In some cases, you must haul your injured horse to the veterinary clinic for treatment. Consider these points when transporting a horse with a fracture.