Edema in horses is the accumulation of fluid somewhere in their bodies, most commonly in their legs (commonly known as “stocking up”) or in their lower abdomen. Edema is different than inflammation and, in rare cases, can become malignant and even fatal. Read on to learn about common forms of edema in horses and what you can do to help.
Essential oils are an excellent natural home remedy for wounds or your dog’s irritated skin. However, not all essential oils are safe to use around or on dogs. Make sure you know what is helpful and harmful before using any essential oils on your dog.
Hearts are an amazing thing in all animals. A constantly working muscle, the heart, pumps blood throughout the body to sustain life. The horse’s heart is a well-oiled machine—the heart’s efficiency results in a super athlete.
Dogs experience anxiety just like humans do. Also, like people, some suffer more than others. However, our dogs do not have the words to communicate with us. We need to use our knowledge of our dogs’ behavior to determine if they are in distress.
Suspensory ligament horse injuries—often referred to as a suspensory sprain or suspensory desmitis—are caused by an [overextension of the suspensory ligament] and can be debilitating, as they’re a crucial part of how your horse moves.
Kinesiology tape, or Kt tape, is a medical supply used by doctors, veterinarians, and physical therapists to improve many ailments and issues. All in all, the ailments kinesiology tape improves are acute and chronic.
The stifle joint is the largest in your horse’s body. It is similar to the knee of a human. The femur and tibia meet at the stifle joint to form the upper leg. The patella is located over the joint for protection. This joint moves just like a hinge, flexing and extending. However, the joint cannot move laterally.
Most dogs love spending time outside, but what about during colder times of the year? Can your dog play outside for a few hours or not? Whether it is safe for your dog to go outside depends on many factors and isn’t black and white.
At one point, Ringbone meant retirement or a fatal prognosis. Luckily, today we have more options to help horses with ringbone. When diagnosed and treated early, many horses with ringbone will remain sound. Ringbone refers to a bony overgrowth from an injury or inflammation on the pastern or coffin bone.