University of Vermont

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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Angular Limb Deformities and Physitis
  • Flexural Deformities
This web site offers information and illustrations discussing and depicting correct as well as poor conformation.
The 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"
Information and animated illustration of horses' gaits, including:
  • walk
  • trot
  • canter
  • gallop
  • others
"Heel 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.
Information on conformation faults of the legs and feet which may eventually lead to lameness
"Understanding the condition of bucked shins so we can take better care of our horses," by: Petrisor Baia, DVM; Daniel J. Burba, DVM; and Neely Heidorn, Ph.D.

The article includes information on a common bone problem that occurs in young race horses called dorsal metacarpal disease, commonl known as bucked shins.

Information on:

  • Clinical Presentation/Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Prevention
"Inside the equine stifle" by Ken Marcella, DVM.

Dr. Marcella discusses diagnostic technologies which can help uncover minor conditions before acute injury.
A web site dedicated to hoof and lameness issues and problems.

Many Articles about lameness

Contains a section for finding books and videos about lameness and hoof problems

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