Musculoskeletal System

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Researchers Study Bleeding in Australian Racehorses

June 03, 2014

Researchers found that epistaxis occurred in approximately 0.2% of their study population.... Read More

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Study: Owners Might Miss Signs of Equine Back Pain

May 27, 2014

Caretakers drastically underestimated how many horses in their care suffered from back pain in a recent study.... Read More

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UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More

Dr. Andrew Smith, a UF large animal surgery resident, is shown with a horse he helped to treat.

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UF Large Animal Surgery Resident Receives National Award

May 07, 2014

Dr. Andrew Smith's interests include equine diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and upper airway surgery, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More

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Does Breeding Impact Stallions' Performance Under Saddle?

May 01, 2014

Researchers confirmed that collecting semen from riding stallions has no negative effect on performance.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... Read More

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'Extensive' Study on Arena Surfaces Published

April 18, 2014

The study brings together the latest data on arena and turf surfaces and the effects these have on horses.... Read More

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Training Equine Athletes for Health, Fitness, and Longevity

April 16, 2014

Find out how a vet would train a horse from a Grand Prix dressage trainer, clinician, and veterinarian.... Read More

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Acupuncture in Horses

April 11, 2014

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones explains what acupuncture involves and how it is used to help horses. ... Read More

This saddle has slipped to the right in association with right hind limb lameness.

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Saddle Study Reveals High Degree of Lameness in Sport Horses

April 07, 2014

Of the 506 working sports horses assessed, 46% were classified as lame or having a stiff, stilted canter.... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More

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Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More

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Sidebone might be Normal in Swedish Cold-Blooded Horses

March 21, 2014

Researchers found that sidebone does not appear to affect horses' performance.... Read More

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Diagnosing Lower Limb Lameness in Sport Horses

March 06, 2014

The lower limb is the most common site of lameness in English-discipline sport horses, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Coffin Bone Loss, Remodeling Associated with Laminitis

February 20, 2014

Osteolysis (dissolving of bone) of the coffin bone is an early sign of laminitis development.... Read More

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Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

February 17, 2014

Because each hock lameness case is unique, it isn't always easy to pinpoint the cause of the unsoundness.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Assessing Proximal Metatarsal Lameness in Sport Horses

February 15, 2014

Injuries to the top of the rear cannon bone are some of the most difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More

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Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 08, 2014

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model.... Read More

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A Review of Fatal Fetlock Injuries in California Racehorses

January 29, 2014

One of the most common sites of catastrophic injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses is the fetlock.... Read More

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Evaluating Conformation

January 22, 2014

Do you know what to look for when evaluating a horse's conformation? ... Read More

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High-Speed Exercise and Bone Response

January 14, 2014

Researchers are striving to better understand the balance between tolerable and excessive bone damage.... Read More

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An Anatomy Lesson

January 02, 2014

It's time to take a step back and review the specialized structure and function of the equine body. ... Read More