Fractures

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Retired Olympic Show Jumper Jalisca Solier Euthanized

January 27, 2014

The 17-year-old Selle Francais mare broke a bone in her front right leg in a pasture accident on Jan. 26.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

January 16, 2014

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

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Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

January 14, 2014

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic.... Read More

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Two Racehorses Dead after Training Collision

January 06, 2014

The Jan. 4 accident claimed the lives of racehorses Caixa Electronica and Six Drivers.... Read More

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St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

December 02, 2013

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. ... Read More

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Christmas Comes Early for Thoroughbred Rescue

November 29, 2013

CANTER California became a beneficiary as Ice Horse transitions to a new product line.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contender Has Successful Surgery

November 08, 2013

Centralinteligence underwent successful surgery after sustaining a hairline condylar fracture.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

November 05, 2013

Why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Secret Compass Euthanized after Suffering Condylar Fracture

November 02, 2013

The 2-year-old filly suffered a condylar fracture during the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race.... Read More

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What are Third Trochanter Fractures in Horses?

October 30, 2013

Researchers say third trochanter fractures probably aren't career ending and generally heal without surgery. ... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Sprint Contender Fatally Injured in Workout

October 28, 2013

Points Offthebench, a 4-year-old gelding, suffered condylar fracture in his right front fetlock.... Read More

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What's a Splint?

October 24, 2013

Learn about the splint bones, common problems, and treatments to alleviate those problems.... Read More

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2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Shanghai Bobby Retired

September 30, 2013

Shanghai Bobby sustained a suspensory ligament injury and was subsequently retired.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

August 01, 2013

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and whom to call for help.... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More

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Preakness Runner-Up Sidelined with Pelvic Fracture

June 19, 2013

Itsmyluckyday is expected to miss four months of training with a slight fracture of the ilium.... Read More

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Racehorse Point of Entry Suffers Condylar Fracture

June 10, 2013

Point of Entry suffered a condylar fracture in his left hind cannon bone and will have surgery. ... Read More

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Stabilizing Equine Limb Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2012)

May 24, 2013

Properly stabilizing of equine limb fractures helps improve the chances of successful surgical repair.... Read More

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Of Horses and Health Problems

May 21, 2013

I'd like to learn more about your equine seniors and the health challenges they face.... Read More

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Black Onyx Scratched From Kentucky Derby

May 03, 2013

Black Onyx was scratched from the May 4 Kentucky Derby after a chip was found in his left front fetlock.... Read More

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Bandages for Fracture Stabilization Evaluated (AAEP 2012)

April 29, 2013

Researchers evaluated Robert Jones bandage application methods to determine the best way to limit limb motion.... Read More

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Vestibular Disease in Horses Reviewed

April 17, 2013

Vestibular diseases are common and important causes of neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Sustains Pelvic Injury

April 12, 2013

2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Shanghai Bobby has sustained a pelvic stress fracture.... Read More

This 3D reconstruction shows a comminuted fracture in the long pastern.

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CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 01, 2013

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography.... Read More