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Horses are made to move—and they do so magnificently. We take their innate talent and fine-tune their abilities to suit our purposes in a wide range of riding sports, and joint health plays a major role in a horse staying sound over the years.

Steve Fisch, DVM, who owns and practices at AVS Equine Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla., particularly enjoys the challenges of diagnosing and treating equine lameness and practicing equine sports medicine. For a lifetime of well-managed equine soundness, he shares his advice on what you can do to protect your horse’s joints.

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December 2018

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