Study examines how shock wave therapy reduces horse lameness

SASKATOON — A viral video calling for lame horses has meant that two University of Saskatchewan vets will be busy. The Western College of Veterinary Medicine video requesting equine participants for its caudal heel pain study drew more than 40,000 views. Researchers Dr. Kate Robinson and Dr. Angela MacKay were surprised by the response and […] Read more

Sensors pinpoint location, severity of leg pain

Lameness is one of the most common health concerns in horses, but new technology that connects animals to a computer may identify problems sooner. Veterinarians have typically conducted a clinical form of evaluation to assess lameness, but some forms can be quite subtle, said Heidi Banse, an associate professor at the University of Calgary’s veterinary […] Read more