Conformation and Soundness
(Way of Going)
The "Orthopaedic Topics" section has excellent information on diseases and joint problems including:
Anatomy & Physiology of Joints
Traumatic Joint Disease
Developmental Orthopaedic Disease
Angular Limb Deformities and Physitis
web site offers information and illustrations discussing and depicting
correct as well as poor conformation.
muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments of the horse, and their function
in the body are incluced in the following:
"The Skeleton of the Horse"
"The Muscles of the Horse"
"Tendons & Ligaments of the Lower Leg"
and animated illustration of horses' gaits, including:
Lameness - Is it Navicular Disease?" an article by Edward D. Voss, DVM.
It provides us with some very useful basic information on Navicular and
ways to help your horse throught this disease.
on conformation faults of the legs and feet which may eventually lead to
the condition of bucked shins so we can take better care of our
horses," by: Petrisor Baia, DVM; Daniel J. Burba, DVM; and Neely
article includes information on a common bone problem that occurs in
young race horses called dorsal metacarpal disease, commonl known as
"Inside the equine stifle" by Ken Marcella, DVM.
Dr. Marcella discusses diagnostic technologies which can help uncover minor conditions before acute injury.
web site dedicated to hoof and lameness issues and problems.
Articles about lameness
a section for finding books and videos about lameness and hoof problems