Recent News for Injuries & Lameness

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Offers New MRI Service

July 30, 2015

The new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005 and used until recently.... Read More

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Firocoxib, Acetaminophen Eyed as Laminitis Treatments

July 29, 2015

Firocoxib and acetaminophen showed promise in alleviating acute equine foot pain, researchers found.... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Study Impact's Impact on Bone Health

July 13, 2015

Finite-element modeling is providing a more in-depth look at equine joint health under varying loading conditions.... Read More

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Tackling Tough-to-Heal Wounds

July 13, 2015

When a horse's healing process gets derailed, wounds can become chronic. Here's how to prevent complications.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

July 08, 2015

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

July 08, 2015

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

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University of Bristol Installs Equine Standing MRI Unit

July 07, 2015

The MRI unit adds to the school's imaging modalities, including a CT, radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and more. ... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

July 04, 2015

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Are Unshod Dressage Horses at a Competitive Disadvantage?

July 01, 2015

Some riders believe shoes help give a dressage horse better gaits; scientists have found that idea to be mostly a myth.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Wenying Zhu

June 27, 2015

Zhu's research focused on evaluating intra-articular glucocorticoid therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

June 23, 2015

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

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

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A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

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Surgical Treatment for Delayed Patellar Release Studied

June 11, 2015

Researchers determined that 89% of affected horses benefited from a procedure called medial patellar ligament splitting.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Efficacy in Managing Navicular Cases

June 10, 2015

Researchers observed a 16% improvement in horses' lameness when using the drug compared to corrective shoeing alone.... Read More

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Predicting Atypical Myopathy Survival

June 03, 2015

Specific bloodwork showed differences between horses with atypical myopathy that survived and those that died.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More

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Clinical Signs and Causes of Back Pain in Horses

May 22, 2015

Learn about common issues owners encounter with their horses' spine and saddle fit and how to treat such issues.... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

May 20, 2015

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

May 18, 2015

Find out if your horse could be at risk of suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances.... Read More

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Corticosteroid Clearance Following Joint Injections

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that corticosteroid elimination varies depending on the dose used and the number of joints treated.... Read More

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Researchers Study Carpal Sheath Effusion Exam Techniques

May 13, 2015

Ultrasound is a useful method for diagnosing carpal sheath effusion, which is often associated with soft tissue damage.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More