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EVALUATING LAMENESS IN HORSES

I know we Brits hate anyone who blows their own trumpet but please allow me to a little bit. I have spent a lot of time and money on developing this skill. I have often contended that the problem with vets is that they know the physiology, pharmacology and anatomy of a horse without doubt better than I ever will but when it comes to lameness evaluation I'll happily go up against any vet. We all know if you get 10 vets evaluating lameness in a single horse you will likely get no agreement. Lameness is not something you learn at vet school, you learn it on the job. I work with lame horses all the time, my job is dealing with lameness. I don't treat cats or dogs or guinea pigs only horses and I mostly work with lame horses or poor performing horses. Experience is how you develop an eye for anything and it is no different with lameness. SO, I was really pleased when I finally got around to watching this video from The Horse.com and got to test myself against a bunch of vets. You will have to take me at my word but I got every one right (the vets in the room had various differing opinions) which really pleased me and vindicated my own philosophy. It's an interesting video anyway but if you don't have much time watch the last 15 minutes or so and test yourself. Be honest and see what you get. It's a bit of fun anyway. So, in conclusion, if you need medication or surgery go to a vet but if you need your horse evaluating for lameness find someone who has experience in working with lame or poor performing horses regularly.

Samsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, HerefordSamsara Equitation Equine Rehab Centre - nr. Whitney-on-Wye, Hereford