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The Horse First: A Veterinary Sport Horse Podcast
73 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Episode 51: Shivers Horses and Its Association to the Cerebellum
In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue focuses specifically on the association of the cerebellum to shivers horses. She shines a light on the existing, published research on shivers and the trouble with conclusions based on a small sample size. She also includes an interview with longtime friend, Celeste, to provide a powerful story of what it is like to live with a degenerative cerebellar lesion.
44 minutes | Jun 13, 2022
Episode 50: Shoulder Girdle Injuries in Sport Horses - Part 3
Dr. Audrey DeClue continues her series on the treatment and solutions she has discovered while helping horses with shoulder and girdle injuries.
65 minutes | May 17, 2022
Episode 49: Shoulder Girdle Injuries In Sport Horses - Part 2 Cause and Effect
Dr. DeClue discusses the Cause and the Effect of Shoulder Girdle Injuries in Sport Horse creating Kissing Spine, Back and Pelvic Pain, Chronic Undiagnosed Front Limb Lameness, Suspensory Strains/Injury and Sleep Deprivation and Collapsing Horses.
65 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Episode 48: Shoulder Girdle Injuries in Sport Horses - Another "Mystery" Lameness
Despite having little to no peer-reviewed published papers about the issue, Dr. Audrey DeClue takes this episode to discuss what she has personally learned while dealing with shoulder girdle injuries in sport horses.
35 minutes | Mar 12, 2022
Episode 47: Guest Appearance on The Humble Hoof Podcast (Shivers-Stringhalt)
This episode is a guest appearance by Dr. Audrey DeClue on The Humble Hoof podcast with host Alicia Harlov. They discuss the research and developments that Dr. DeClue has discovered in her journey of putting the horse first when tackling Shivers and Stringhalt.
75 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Episode 46: Solutions to Problems in Sport Horses with Dr. Kate Workman of Denali Equine
After some time on the road with show horses, Dr. Kate Workman (Denali Equine in Southern Pines, NC) realized her true desire was to put the wellbeing of horses first. While dealing with a particular case, one of her colleagues recommended she listen to The Horse First Podcast. She then reached out to Dr. Audrey DeClue, who, after hearing about the case, decided they should meet. In this episode, you have the opportunity to hear more about that story as well as insights from both Dr. DeClue and Dr. Workman on topics such as shivers, lunging, limbs, shoulder girdles, and more.
41 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Episode 45: The Number One Cause of Lameness in Sport Horses
In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue addresses the top causes of lameness in sport horses. These include injury during competition, injury during training or overtraining, injury during turnout, and lower limb abscess farrier work. But the number one cause of lameness? Equipment. Listen as Dr. DeClue shows how to find the pain that drives lameness.
56 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Episode 44: Positional Lameness in Sport Horses
When body lameness in your horse only occurs when they’re moving, it is positional lameness. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue breaks positional lameness into two parts and urges more critical, rational thinking within the veterinary profession in order to put structures together and create a more accurate diagnosis. She’ll discuss how positional lameness is a subset of body lameness, but worth examining to create better outcomes for horses in general.
72 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Episode 43: Body Lameness in Sport Horses
In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue focuses on the impact that the axial skeleton has on the performance of your horse. This often overlooked connection can provide significant insight on body lameness.
31 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Episode 42: Sacroiliac Injuries in Sport Horses
Poor performing sport horses with a difficulty in diagnosis often receive SI injections. And while this can offer some relief, there is hope beyond injections for horses with sacroiliac injuries. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue addresses these injuries with a different perspective than you might commonly find.
62 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 41: Suspensory Ligament Injuries in Sport Horses
It can be scary to hear the words 'suspensory ligament injury.' But in today's episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue brings some hope to the discussion. She talks specifically about these injuries often being secondary to something else, which can provide for more options when moving forward.
39 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 40: Horse Communication
In today's episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue is focused on the importance of communicating well with others based on the strong communication you've built with your horse. She also discusses the prevalence of suicide within the veterinary community and how we can be supportive of each other during times of extreme stress, trauma, and burnout.
50 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Episode 39: Absolutely Everything is Important
In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue aims to help riders, owners, and trainers take notice of things going on with your horse and point them out to your veterinarian. Taking special note of the subtle things you see in the day-to-day and asking about them can make a big difference in proper diagnosis.
41 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Episode 38: Causes and Solutions to Contact Issues with Your Horse
In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue provides an 8-step process of elimination to address causes and solutions to contact issues with your horse. This is an important episode if you struggle with bridal or contact issues.
44 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Episode 37: Straightness Issues Bulged vs Hollow Horses
Straightness is one of the most common issues owners and trainers have with their horses. It's also a very common topic in publications, no matter what discipline of the horse. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue explains that if you can ride your horse in a straight and balanced manner, your lameness issues go down exponentially. But that's not all, so listen as she digs into the research on straightness issues to help you and your horse become more aligned.
27 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 36: Tension is the Enemy and the Cause of Many Lamenesses in Sport Horses
Whether it's from a known or unknown injury, tension is the enemy of every lameness. The perfect horse can become lame due to tension and a lame horse come back to life when tension is addressed. In today's episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue discusses cases where lameness has either improved or declined based on discovering and treating tension - no matter what the cause.
52 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Episode 35: Iliopsoas Injuries in Sport Horses
It's among the most common muscular skeletal injuries seen in sport dogs and human athletes. Iliopsoas is also the number one reason people have back pain. Yet there's very little research about it in sport horses. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue discusses her research on the iliopsoas muscle, which is responsible for the clinical signs of shivers and stringhalt in the hind limbs of horses.
35 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Episode 34: So Your Horse is Injured?
After recently suffering an injury of her own, Dr. Audrey DeClue takes this episode to discuss what you need to look for - and possibly act on - if your horse is injured.
42 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Episode 33: Sleep Deprivation and Collapsing in Performance Horses Part 2
Dr. Audrey DeClue returns to continue her series on the issues surrounding sleep deprivation and collapsing in performance horses. In this episode, she dives into the anatomy, what the clinical signs look like, and what you can do.
38 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Episode 32: Sleep Deprivation and Collapsing in Performance Horses (Part 1)
If you don't know what normal is, you probably don't know what abnormal is. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue goes through the history and research of rest and sleep patterns in horses to help determine what is normal when observing those behaviors in other performance horses.
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