Horses tend to be extremely accident prone creatures even without compounding that tendency with daily race training stresses. It is little wonder that most race horsemen have gray hair or none at all. My text, A Racehorse Herbal, will cover most of the common injuries found in the performance horse. It will study the traditional treatments and offer new herbal ones. Modern veterinary treatments will be examined, too. Certainly, all spheres of treatment must not be overlooked in this competitive arena. An example of selected racehorse injuries from A Racehorse Herbal will be discussed on this website from the following systems:

1.   Skin System

a.  Cracked Heels

2.  Muscular/Skeletal Systems

a.  Suspensory Ligament
      b.  Bucked shins
      c.  Arthritic Joints

3.  Cardiovascular System

4.  Respiratory System

      a. Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH)

5   Gastrointestinal system

a.  Colic

6.   Nervous System

7.   Endocrine System

8.   Urogenital System

       a.   Dehydration & Electrolyte Imbalance

9.   Immune System

      a. Infections

10.  Cancers

      a.  A case study in canine osteosarcoma using the Budwig protocol with implications to equine treatments

The Churchill Hock test  . . . . . . . . . . . . ( superb diagnostic procedure)