Equine Dorsal Metacarpal Disease — Bucked Shins

Equine Dorsal Metacarpal Disease — Bucked Shins

Equine dorsal metacarpal disease, commonly known as bucked shins, affects at least 70 percent of horses in Thoroughbred horse racing. It is a painful condition that, once developed, requires horses to rest more and/or train less. Even after initial healing, 12 percent...

Tibial Stress Fractures in the Racehorse

Introduction to Tibial Stress Fractures Tibial stress fractures frequently occur in young racehorses but can also appear in older horses getting back into training after a long period of rest. Although they can happen at most any training phase, these types of...