Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology


duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Gets High-Def CT Scanner

October 28, 2016

The new unit allows veterinarians to perform high-definition CT scans on standing or recumbent (lying down) horses.... Read More


Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More


Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium

October 19, 2016

Lecture topics will include neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehab options.... Read More


Wulster to Speak on 3-D Printing in Large Animal Medicine

October 13, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Wulster is a radiologist and assistant professor of diagnostic imaging at Penn Vet.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.


Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More


Low-Field MRI Useful for Assessing Sesamoidean Ligaments

October 05, 2016

Researchers found that standing MRI is effective for viewing the difficult-to-image ligaments in the horse's lower legs.... Read More


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


Wulster Joins New Bolton Center as Radiologist

September 16, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Wulster will use advanced imaging systems, including MRI, CT, and robotics-controlled imaging. ... Read More


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


Using 'Epiduroscopy' to Diagnose Back Pain in Horses

August 09, 2016

This approach involves inserting a video endoscope into the epidural space to visualize potentially painful lesions.... Read More


My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More


Eye-Drop-Based Treatment Could Replace Surgery

May 13, 2016

A University of Illinois' Veterinary Teaching Hospital researcher is seeking new approaches for treating corneal ulcers.... Read More


DDFT Injury, MRI, and Medical Treatments

May 06, 2016

An accurate diagnosis with MRI can play a significant role in a horse's long-term return to activity after DDFT injury.... Read More


Are TMJ Variations Normal in Horses?

April 28, 2016

Researchers found that "an unexpectedly large number of normal horses" had temporomandibular joint (TMJ) variations.... Read More


Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. ... Read More


The New Navicular Paradigm

April 20, 2016

Here's what we know and are learning about defining, diagnosing, and treating this painful foot disease.... Read More


University of Wisconsin Secures New Nuclear Imaging System

April 13, 2016

Nuclear scintigraphy is especially useful for honing in on the locations of active bone conditions in horses.... Read More


Equine Gait Analysis: Sensor Placement Consistency Crucial

April 06, 2016

Even small deviations in sensor placement can result in an inaccurate hind-limb lameness diagnosis, researchers found.... Read More

Transabdominal ultrasonography is useful for reliably identifying worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.


Monitoring Foal Ascarid Burdens With Ultrasonography

March 29, 2016

Researchers confirmed that transabdominal ultrasonography can reliably identify worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.... Read More


RVC Unveils New CT Scanner for Horses

March 14, 2016

The new scanner is wider than the standard size, which should allow most of a horse's neck to be examined.... Read More


Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More


Pelvic or Femur Fracture? Better Check for Both

March 02, 2016

A researcher offers tips on how veterinarians can pinpoint the cause in unresolved upper hind limb lameness cases.... Read More


UKVDL offers Rhodococcus equi Testing

February 24, 2016

The tests offered to help diagnose R. equi include foal necropsy, cytology, and more.... Read More


Sesamoiditis and Suspensory Branch Changes? Keep a Close Eye

February 09, 2016

Ultrasound and x ray exams can help identify horses potentially at-risk for injury so they can be managed appropriately.... Read More

This post-mortem picture of the metatarsal region of a lame horse reveals extensive adhesions between the suspensory ligament and the adjacent soft tissues.


Is Ultrasound Useful for Diagnosing Hind-Limb PSD?

January 27, 2016

Good-quality ultrasonography is reasonably reliable for detecting PSD, but it underestimates the presence of adhesions.... Read More