Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.

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Autologous Conditioned Serum Composition Evaluated

June 15, 2016

This treatment uses the horse's blood to generate serum enriched with growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators.... Read More

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Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More

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Equine Fractures: What's Fixable?

May 20, 2016

Technological advances and improved surgical procedures mean horses have a better chance of surviving a fracture.... Read More

A stem cell injection using regional limb perfusion.

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Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

May 18, 2016

Veterinarians share their thoughts on stem cells, IRAP, and platelet-rich plasma.... 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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Surgical Technique Effective for Treating Corneal Edema

May 13, 2016

Treated horses had less corneal fluid swelling than before, did not develop any corneal ulcers, and retained vision.... 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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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

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

Researchers at the new institute hope to develop therapies that hasten healing for animals and people and are developed from living cells and their products.

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Racehorse Breeder Donates to CSU for Regenerative Research

March 02, 2016

The anonymous breeder donated $20 million toward a new state-of-the-art regenerative medicine research facility.... 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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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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Equine Pain Management: History and New Advances

February 07, 2016

For years veterinarians' options were limited, but new products are helping them control horses' pain better than ever.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

February 03, 2016

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery 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

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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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Thoroughbred Stakes Winner Flick Euthanized at 24

January 08, 2016

Flick was one of the first Thoroughbred racehorses to undergo successful stem cell and bone marrow treatments.... 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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AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

December 17, 2015

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4.... Read More

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Current Applications of Equine Regenerative Medicine

December 08, 2015

Regenerative medicine is opening doors to new and improved therapeutic options for equine musculoskeletal injuries.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

Researchers found that laryngoplasty has fewer risks and is less expensive if it’s performed in a standing horse.

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Standing Laryngoplasty Cheaper, Safer Than Classic Method

October 26, 2015

A procedure to correct a paralyzed larynx has fewer risks if it's performed in a standing horse, French researchers say.... Read More

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Bone Chips in Horses: Why, Where, and What to Do

October 07, 2015

Bone chips can be a proper pain in the joint; learn where and why they happen and when they need to be removed. ... Read More

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Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More

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Study Evaluates Esophageal Stricture Treatment

September 19, 2015

Stricture occurs when a ring of tissue reduces the esophagus' diameter, making it hard for a horse to ingest food.... Read More