Ligament & Tendon Injuries

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Mending Equine Tendons and Ligaments

June 20, 2017

Researchers are exploring improved ways to heal these notoriously complicated soft tissue structures. ... Read More

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Heat in a Compensating Limb

June 14, 2017

My horse has heat in his hock. Could he be compensating for a pre-exisiting suspensory injury? ... Read More

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Laser Therapy: No One-Size-Fits-All for Horses

June 07, 2017

The amount of laser light reaching internal structures depends on the horse's hair and skin thickness and color.... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

May 17, 2017

What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Measuring Tendon Stiffness to Monitor Healing

May 01, 2017

Sonoelastography can help vets monitor healing and develop rehab programs best-suited for the horse's recovery rate.... Read More

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Sedatives' Impact on Equine Lameness Exam Results

April 29, 2017

Xylazine, detomidine, and romifidine appear to have few effects on lameness exam results when used without butorphanol.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

April 10, 2017

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Resolving a Common Swelling

March 15, 2017

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

February 25, 2017

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 30, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Tips for Rehabbing Soft Tissue Injuries in Horses

January 20, 2017

Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis and good knowledge of the therapeutic options available.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries of the Western Performance Horse's Foot

January 01, 2017

Veterinarians discuss how they diagnose and treat injuries to the collateral ligament, DDFT, navicular bursa, and more.... Read More

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

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 27, 2016

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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UK, University of Copenhagen Team Up for Dual PhD Program

December 23, 2016

Jasmin Bagge, DVM, is studying the use of stem cells to facilitate tissue repair following injury in horses.... Read More

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12 Facts About Diagnosing Distal Leg Lameness in Horses

December 14, 2016

Veterinarians use imaging technologies to evaluate, diagnose, and ultimately treat lameness in the lower leg and foot.... Read More

Figure 1: The new equine PET scanner arrived at the UC Davis veterinary hospital in August.

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UC Davis' Equine PET Scanner Providing Results

November 18, 2016

Veterinarians have begun research, using the scanner in a clinical trial on client-owned horses.... Read More

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Equine Regenerative Medicine Topic of Dec. 6 Lecture

November 10, 2016

Dr. Kyla Ortved will review the varying types of regenerative medicine and their applications in the equine athlete.... Read More

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Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

October 31, 2016

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them.... Read More

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Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete

October 27, 2016

Do you have a mature or senior horse? Find out how to keep him comfortable and competitive as he ages!... Read More

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AFA Funds Equine Stem Cell Research Grant

October 14, 2016

Researchers will work to develop culture techniques so donor stem cells can be used safely and effectively in horses.... Read More

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

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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

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Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More