Recent News for Injuries & Wounds

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

October 18, 2017

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

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

October 17, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Education

October 16, 2017

Look for equine bone and joint health resources Oct. 16-22 on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Mares With Corrected Mesenteric Rents Can Return to Breeding

October 13, 2017

Mares discharged from the clinic following surgery have an excellent prognosis for survival and producing foals.... Read More

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

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Equine Intra-Articular Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

October 07, 2017

Pharmacological osteoarthritis therapy focuses on preventing or reducing pain and improving joint function.... Read More

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Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival

October 04, 2017

Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival.... Read More

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Repeat Colic Surgeries Don't Always Have a Poor Prognosis

October 03, 2017

Of 22 horses that underwent a second surgery, 19 survived and were discharged from the hospital, researchers found.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

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

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Could SAA, Fibrinogen Predict Colic Surgery Complications?

September 30, 2017

If levels continue to increase for more than three to four days post-surgery, complications could be brewing.... Read More

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Evaluating Horses With Chronic Colic

September 29, 2017

Horses with chronic colic present unique challenges and create a diagnostic puzzle for veterinarians to piece together.... Read More

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Study Supports Stent Use After Colic Surgery

September 26, 2017

Researchers found that antimicrobial-impregnated dressing could help reduce the incidence of surgical site infection.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

September 20, 2017

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain in Horses

September 13, 2017

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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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 04, 2017

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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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

September 03, 2017

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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What You Need to Know About Equine Leg Bandaging

September 01, 2017

A poorly applied bandage can cause as many problems as a well-applied wrap can prevent. Remember the following.... Read More

A blunt force or penetrating injury can cause corneal edema and cloudiness.

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Foggy Vision: Conditions That can Cloud the Equine Cornea

August 31, 2017

A number of things--some benign, some ­serious--can cause a cloudy eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

August 27, 2017

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More