Recent News for Injuries & Wounds

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Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Horse Knees: The Crooked, Chipped, and Inflamed

September 21, 2016

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More

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Caring for the Colic Survivor

September 19, 2016

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More

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New Procedure Uses Wire to Help Heal a Broken Mandible

September 09, 2016

Researchers stressed the importance of postoperative diet, hygiene, and medications for a successful outcome.... Read More

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Study: Most X Ray Abnormalities Don't Delay Racing Careers

September 07, 2016

Only enlarged proximal sesamoid bones were identified as being a risk for delaying a 2-year-old's first start.... Read More

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Equine NSAID Best Practices

September 03, 2016

Your veterinarian will decide which NSAID is best for your horse. Always adhere to his or her administration guidelines.... Read More

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Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Novel Surgery Successful for Treating Clogged Tear Ducts

August 27, 2016

The standing procedure involves temporarily inserting tubing from the horse's tear duct into the sinus cavity.... Read More

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University of Melbourne Vets Aim to Improve Racehorse Safety

August 26, 2016

Researchers hope to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

Norm Ducharme, DMV, MSc, Dipl. ACVS; Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS; and Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.

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2016 UK Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

August 24, 2016

Drs. Norm Ducharme, Sue Dyson, and Susan Stover will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.... Read More

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Managing Your Horse's Back Pain

August 17, 2016

Two veterinarians share how they diagnose, treat, and rehab back-sore horses.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse Needs Stitches?

August 17, 2016

If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it's severe enough to require a veterinarian to suture it?... Read More

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Madden, Cortes 'C' Withdrawn From Olympic Jumping

August 17, 2016

Cortes 'C' sustained an injury during the first round of the team competition on Aug. 16.... Read More

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Researchers Study Method to Detect Equine Arthritis Early

August 17, 2016

Scientists say molecular changes to an in-joint protein layer called lubricin could indicate osteoarthritis development.... Read More

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Could Bone Marrow Aspirate Help Heal Tendon Injuries?

August 10, 2016

Injecting bone marrow aspirate into core SDFT lesions yielded good results for returning racehorses to competition.... Read More

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy on the Trail

August 03, 2016

Ways to prepare for, prevent, and handle potential emergencies on the trail.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 01, 2016

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More

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10 Emergency Care Resources on TheHorse.com

July 28, 2016

Learn how to navigate a variety of equine emergencies, from lacerations and colic to hoof and neurologic problems. ... Read More

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New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More

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Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 24, 2016

There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.... Read More

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What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?

July 23, 2016

One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

July 23, 2016

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More