Range of Motion - The Basics on Joint Health and OCD Lesions

As an animal matures and ages, a component necessary for collagen production called silicon becomes less prominent. A lack of support in this area may compromise the flexibility and elasticity of the bones and contribute to inadequate tissue production in, and around the joints. Without silicon to produce the elastic effect that portion of the bone needs, the more susceptible it is to damage because it isn’t able to effectively “absorb” the shock.

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Tendons & Ligaments part 2 of 2

In the previous post, Gillian outlined tendons and ligaments. She explained how ligaments are fibrous tissue located throughout the body and that they help to control the range of movement. She went on to explain how tendons are connective tissue that connect muscle to bone and how both the tendons and ligaments lack blood supply and for that reason are slow to heal.

Today we are going to continue with the rest of the article "Vital Connections"
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Tendons and Ligaments (to avoid injury and prevent lameness) - part 1 of 2

The horse has no muscles below the knee or hock. This makes the limbs lighter and enables the horse to move faster and more efficiently. As movement in the joints from the elbow down and stifle down is only in the forward and backwards plans, the tendons in the lower leg are either...

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Coffin Bone Fracture

“Perkzilla” had broke a piece of sidebone off and had surgery to remove it. We thought he was clear, but following a jackpot in October had came up three legged. An MRI showed a clean stress fracture halfway through the coffin bone caused by years of over-reaching....

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