Every winter at Oakham Veterinary Hospital we see a large number of horses with acute synovitis following thorn penetration after a days hunting. Many local riders would agree that incidence of this condition is increasing. These horses are generally found to be lame about 3 hours after the penetration occurred which is far more aggressive than we would expect with other penetration injuries.

Superficial digital flexor tendonitis is a very common injury in equine athletes. Many different treatments have been advocated over the years, each new modality remaining popular for only a short period of time.

Anyone unlucky enough to suffer from sinus pain knows how unpleasant it can be. Horses are no different, and although it is difficult to quantify the degree of pain they are suffering, those horses that have been treated surgically for sinusitis invariably show significant improvement in their temperament and performance.