Episode 19: Dorsal Scapular Movement Disorder (DSMD) In this episode of The Horse First, Dr. Audrey DeClue goes back to her trusty Anatomy of a Horse book to discuss DSMD. She stresses the need to understand that all horses can improve with the correct measures.
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Episode 18: The Mystery of Unresolved Front Limb Lameness and Hopping Horses Armed with her trusty "Anatomy of a Horse" book, Dr. Audrey DeClue goes takes you down the rabbit hole of what front limb lameness is, what's causing it, and how to address it.
Episode 17: The Pain-Behavioral Pyramid of the Horse Dr. Audrey DeClue describes a diagnostic process she has developed over a decade to understand why horses start to develop pain.
Episode 16: How to Lunge for Back and Pelvis Rehabilitation Dr. Audrey DeClue takes this episode to emphasize the need and value of lunging your horse when going through rehabilitation of the back and pelvis. She also discusses the nuance of that process and how to be consistent in rehabilitation without ignoring the needs of...
Episode 15: Back and Pelvis Rehabilitation (Part 2) In part two of this series on rehabilitation, Dr. Audrey DeClue discusses lunging for the purposes of back and pelvic rehabilitation. You'll learn how critical lunging truly is to the process.
Episode 14: Back and Pelvic Rehabilitation in Horses (Part 1) Dr. Audrey DeClue is back and starting a very important series on the rehabilitation of horses as it relates to their back and pelvis. If you're ready to start down this journey, Dr. DeClue is ready to help.
Episode 13: Back Injuries and Treatment in Sport Horses Back injuries are a significant concern in the sport horse world. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue talks about injuries she's seen, some common causes, and the variety of treatments involved.
Episode 12: Recognition and Diagnosis of Back Pain in Sport Horses There are several reasons your horse could be experiencing back pain. But making a priority of recognizing and diagnosing those issues can stave off a number of issues down the road.
Episode 11: Saddle Fitting and Girths You might not have thought much about it, but the type of saddle and saddle pad you use on your horse can have a profound impact on their comfort and how they ride. Dr. Audrey DeClue explains why it is so important to choose the equipment that best fits...
Episode 10: Cervical Issues in Sport Horses Neck issues will always affect the performance of your sport horse. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue shows how cervical issues can show, the cascade of effects that can follow, and how to rehabilitate.
Episode 9: Rehabilitation Dr. Audrey DeClue presents a candid approach to the process of rehabilitating sport horses and the dedication required to ensure the treatment is most effective.
Episode 8: Treatment Solutions and Expectations With everybody looking for a quick fix these days, Dr. Audrey DeClue explains why it's important to have realistic expectations in terms of outcomes and timing when treating your horse.
Episode 7: Injuries Dr. Audrey DeClue discusses common injuries and the common misconceptions often associated with them.
Episode 6: The Approach to Diagnosing Lameness Dr. Audrey DeClue explains how being an advocate for the horse can help with performance issues and offers six steps to approach diagnosing lameness.
Episode 5: Limb vs Body vs Positional Lameness While it's common to simply discuss "limb lameness" in horses, today's episode offers listeners new insights on how to determine the true source of lameness in your horse. As Dr. Audrey DeClue will point out, it may be very different than what you've been told.
Episode 4: Cause and Effect Dr. Audrey DeClue starts today's episode with two options - the red pill or the blue pill. If you keep an open mind, you're likely to learn a lot about how to better diagnose what's wrong with your horse.
Episode 3: Interview with Veterinary Student Mikala Vig In episode 3 of The Horse First podcast, Host Audrey DeClue interviews her Veterinary student, Mikala Vig. They discuss the things Mikala has learned from her experiences working with Audrey and how keeping the horse first is the key to productive treatment.
Episode 2: It's Never Normal When Your Horse... Host Audrey DeClue shares her experiences working with horses, trainers, owners and more who often use the term "that's just normal" when describing abnormal conditions in their horse. In this episode, you'll learn why it's probably not normal and what can be done.
Episode 1: The Story of Why We Are Here Audrey DeClue, DVM, PLLC introduces the inspiration and focus of The Horse First Podcast. Hi, I'm Audrey DeClue. I'm an equine sports medicine veterinarian, and this is The Horse First. This podcast is to put the horse first, to be their voice, to be their advocate,...