Why is my horse lame?

Warum lahmt mein Pferd?

There are many reasons why a horse can become lame. Here are some of the most common:

  1. Injuries: An injury can cause pain and swelling that renders the horse lame. Injuries can be caused by falls, bumps or overexertion.

  2. Hoof problems: Hoof problems such as hoof ulcers, laminitis or cartilage injuries can cause the horse to become lame. A hoof abscess can also lead to sudden lameness.

  3. Joint problems: Joint problems such as arthritis or tendinitis can cause the horse to become lame. These problems can be caused by overexertion or aging.

  4. Muscle Problems: Muscle strains, tears, or injuries can cause pain and lameness.

  5. Back Problems: Problems in the horse's back, such as a kissing spines injury, can cause the horse to become lame.

If your horse is lame, it's important to consult a veterinarian to determine the cause and recommend appropriate treatment. The quicker the problem is identified and treated, the quicker your horse can get back on its feet.

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