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Sesamoiditis

Scone Equine Hospital - Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis – What does it mean? Following on from the last two articles on lameness in yearlings this article will focus on the complex condition called Sesamoiditis. A sesamoid is a bone th ..

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

Following on from our most recent article on OCD and cystic lesions, this article will focus on lameness associated with degenerative conditions with particular reference to the knee. The knee of  ..

Osteochondrosis (OCD) and Cystic lesions

Scone Equine Hospital - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Osteochondrosis (OCD) and Cystic lesions

Further to our previous article on repository radiographs, we will discuss the common causes of lameness seen in yearlings and 2 years old over the next few weeks. The causes of lameness can be ge ..

Laminitis in the Pregnant Mare

Scone Equine Hospital - Monday, October 12, 2015
Laminitis in the Pregnant Mare

Laminitis can affect all horses and can vary from mild lameness to cases so severe that euthanasia on humane grounds is required. Laminitis is inflammation of the lamellae contained in the hoo ..