Recovering from Injury & Surgery

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Infographic: Staying Sane on Stall Rest

April 29, 2016

Confinement is difficult but often necessary for healing. Learn how to keep horses healthy while on stall rest.... Read More

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IDDSP Surgery Type's Impact on Race Performance

April 13, 2016

Racing performance was unaltered regardless of which technique was used to correct soft palate displacement.... Read More

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Fluid Therapy: Are We Overdoing It?

April 12, 2016

Researchers found that many horses recovering from colic surgery probably don't require as much water as once thought.... Read More

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Horses Burned in Australian Bushfires Recover

April 08, 2016

Ten horses that suffered severe burns in the Yarloop bushfire in January have been discharged from the hospital.... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Suspensory Disease

April 01, 2016

Suspensory ligament disease, a leading cause of poor performance in horses, can be challenging to manage.... Read More

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A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

March 30, 2016

A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how to treat them. ... Read More

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Good Survival Rates After Uterine Tear Repair

March 19, 2016

Eighty-one percent of mares survived with treatment and 77% of mares bred the subsequent year carried a foal to term.... Read More

Central tarsal fractures develop across or through the bone, highlighted here on a CT image by yellow arrows. Sclerosis, indicated by a yellow arrowhead, surrounds the fracture.

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Surgical Repair of Hock Fractures in Sport Horses Successful

March 09, 2016

Researchers say a screw fixation procedure can help sport horses return to function after a central tarsus fracture.... Read More

Proper emasculator application, with the prominent external assembly nuts facing the testis and the correct perpendicular orientation to the spermatic cord, can help reduce the liklihood of complications arising.

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Managing Castration Complications in the Field

March 08, 2016

For gelding, postoperative problems can range from mild swelling to devastating intestinal prolapse.... Read More

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Fixing Neck Fractures in Horses? It's Possible

February 23, 2016

A horse with a vertebral fracture without severe neurologic disorders could be a good candidate for surgical repair.... Read More

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Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Common but Complex Disease

February 18, 2016

Diet, exercise, biomechanics, and genetics all play a role in disease development, researchers say.... Read More

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Treating PSD in Sport Horses: Surgery, Shock Wave, or Both?

February 10, 2016

Recent study results suggest that shock wave can help horses return to function faster than surgery or rest alone. ... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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5 Common Equine Eye Injuries

January 26, 2016

Ocular insults are painful and sometimes unsightly, but with proper diagnosis and treatment most heal remarkably well.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

January 20, 2016

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Study: Surgery to Fix Patella Problem Often Successful

January 13, 2016

Upward fixation of the patella resolved in 97% of horses undergoing a medial patellar ligament splitting procedure.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More

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Achieving Full Mobility After Bone Chip Surgery

December 30, 2015

What therapies might help relieve the rest of a horse's body when treating a specific injury or recovering from surgery?... Read More

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Equine Sports Therapy: How It Can Help Your Horse Heal

December 17, 2015

An FEI veterinarian and equine sports therapist answer your questions about keeping your horse performing at his best.... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing Tendon and Ligament Injuries

October 13, 2015

Of the 571 respondents, 384 (67%) people said they have rehabbed a horse from a tendon or ligament injury.... Read More

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A New Normal

September 02, 2015

Have you made any routine changes to accommodate a horse's medical needs?... Read More