The Horse First: A Veterinary Sport Horse Podcast
Dr. Audrey DeClue hosts this podcast designed to help owners, riders, trainers, and others understand their horse's needs better.
info_outline Episode 49: Shoulder Girdle Injuries In Sport Horses: Part 2 Cause and Effect 05/17/2022
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.
info_outline Episode 48: Shoulder Girdle Injuries in Sport Horse - Another "Mystery" Lameness 04/18/2022
Episode 48: Shoulder Girdle Injuries in Sport Horse - 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.
info_outline Episode 47: Guest Appearance on The Humble Hoof Podcast (Shivers-Stringhalt) 03/12/2022
Episode 47: Guest Appearance on The Humble Hoof Podcast (Shivers-Stringhalt) This episode is a guest appearance by Dr. Audrey DeClue on 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.
info_outline Episode 46: Solutions to Problems in Sport Horses with Dr. Kate Workman of Denali Equine 02/11/2022
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.
info_outline Episode 45: The Number One Cause of Lameness in Sport Horses 01/21/2022
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.
info_outline Episode 44: Positional Lameness in Sport Horses 10/17/2021
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.
info_outline Episode 43: Body Lameness in Sport Horses 07/26/2021
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.
info_outline Episode 42: Sacroiliac Injuries in Sport Horses 06/04/2021
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.
info_outline Episode 41: Suspensory Ligament Injuries in Sport Horses 04/05/2021
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.
info_outline Episode 38: Causes and Solutions to Contact Issues with Your Horse 12/29/2020
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.
info_outline Episode 37: Straightness Issues Bulged vs Hollow Horses 10/30/2020
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.
info_outline Episode 36: Tension is the Enemy and the Cause of Many Lamenesses in Sport Horses 10/16/2020
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.
info_outline Episode 35: Iliopsoas Injuries in Sport Horses 10/16/2020
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.
info_outline Episode 33: Sleep Deprivation and Collapsing in Performance Horses Part 2 09/16/2020
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.
info_outline Episode 32: Sleep Deprivation and Collapsing in Performance Horses (Part 1) 08/31/2020
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.
info_outline Episode 30: History of Shivers-Stringhalt Syndrome 04/27/2020
Episode 30: History of Shivers-Stringhalt Syndrome Today, Dr. Audrey DeClue begins sharing all the information she has gathered on Shivers-Stringhalt Syndrome.
info_outline Episode 28: New Years Resolution: Advocate For Your Horse! 01/14/2020
Episode 28: New Years Resolution: Advocate For Your Horse! Dr. Audrey DeClue asks listeners to consider their horse when making new commitments in the New Year. Watching, listening, and learning from your horse helps you understand what they need and how to advocate for them.
info_outline Episode 26: How to Help Your Veterinarian Diagnose the Lameness in Your Horse 10/24/2019
Episode 26: How to Help Your Veterinarian Diagnose the Lameness in Your Horse A common theme in the Horse First podcast is the importance of advocating for the health and needs of your horse. In this episode, Dr. Audrey DeClue discusses how to talk with your veterinarian about lameness, emphasizing the importance owners play in determining the priorities of the veterinary world.
info_outline Episode 24: Diagnosing Lameness at a Canter 09/24/2019
Episode 24: Diagnosing Lameness at a Canter Dr. Audrey DeClue continues her series on diagnosing lameness in your horse. Today's focus is on diagnosing at a canter. She details the different aspects of the horse she pays attention to when examining a horse from this vantage point.
info_outline Episode 23: Recognizing Lameness at a Trot (featuring Mikala Vig) 08/26/2019
Episode 23: Recognizing Lameness at a Trot (featuring Mikala Vig) In previous episodes, Dr. Audrey DeClue has discussed recognizing lameness at a walk and at a standstill. In this episode of The Horse First, she brings back veterinary student Mikala Vig to discuss recognizing lameness at a trot and what she has learned while working with Dr. DeClue.
info_outline Episode 22: Equine Shivers Treatment and Information 08/21/2019
Episode 22: Equine Shivers Treatment and Information It's the episode many of you have been waiting for. Dr. Audrey DeClue discusses how she discovered the treatment for Equine Shivers and offers hope to riders, owners, and equine veterinarians. We owe it to our horses to take a closer look at a treatment that has been otherwise believed to be impossible.