Monday, October 15, 2007

Swayback - Not Just Seniors and Broodmares

Traveller's Rest has been home to several horses with "swayback" or Lordosis. Earlier visitors may remember "Els B" (above) and Sheriff (below.)

Lordosis, however, is not seen only in old horses and broodmares. According to University of Kentucky's Dr. Patrick Gallagher, horses likely to develop lordosis are born with a certain skeletal structure that predisposes them to the condition, even as foals in some cases. Dr. Gallagher also found that, while dogs and humans are severely disabled by lordosis, horses are not affected in the same way.

For more, visit All About Horses.

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