Muscle and Joint Problems

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Poll Recap: Joint Injections

August 13, 2013

Of the 703 voters, 484 (69%) indicated they never have their horses' joints injected... Read More

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Some Osteochondral Lesions Could Resolve Naturally

August 11, 2013

Research shows that many radiographic findings in weanlings can change--usually for the better--within a year.... Read More

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Adequan Could Return to Market Later this Month

August 05, 2013

The manufacturer anticipates the release of Adequan products to the market beginning in late August 2013.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More

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New Hope for Horses with Fibrotic Myopathy

July 16, 2013

Laser surgery might soon be a high-tech treatment option for horses with gait-altering fibrotic myopathy. ... Read More

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Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More

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Luitpold Provides Update on Adequan Availability

July 02, 2013

Luitpold Animal Health issued an update June 27 on the drug's current and future availability. ... Read More

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Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More

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Preparing Joint Injection Sites in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 09, 2013

When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of infections.... Read More

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Limb Positioning for Assessing Joints via X Ray (AAEP 2012)

April 08, 2013

How a horse is positioned while X rays are taken significantly affects joint balance, researchers say.... Read More

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Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More

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Evaluating Joint Infections Using SAA Levels (AAEP 2012)

March 25, 2013

Researchers evaluated a new method that could help vets monitor joint infections' response to treatment.... Read More

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Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More

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Using Intra-Articular Corticosteroids (AAEP 2012)

February 11, 2013

With appropriate care and use, vets can mitigate some risks associated with intra-articular corticosteroids.... Read More

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Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

January 24, 2013

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection.... Read More

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Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

January 06, 2013

Researchers found variations in degree of fetlock flexion, hoof slide in horses working on different surfaces.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Corticosteroids in Racehorses: Beneficial But Controversial

October 18, 2012

Corticosteroid use is controversial, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately, one vet says.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 01, 2012

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

September 15, 2012

Learn the top physical therapy exercises to perform for strength training horses in all lines of work. ... Read More

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Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More