Muscle and Joint Problems

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... 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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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Health Week

October 09, 2016

Look for educational articles and social media posts on keeping equine joints and bone healthy, Oct. 9-15.... 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

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New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More

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2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More

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Study: Most X Ray Abnormalities Don't Delay Racing Careers

September 07, 2016

Only enlarged proximal sesamoid bones were identified as being a risk for delaying a 2-year-old's first start.... Read More

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Equine NSAID Best Practices

September 03, 2016

Your veterinarian will decide which NSAID is best for your horse. Always adhere to his or her administration guidelines.... Read More

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Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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University of Melbourne Vets Aim to Improve Racehorse Safety

August 26, 2016

Researchers hope to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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Researchers Study Method to Detect Equine Arthritis Early

August 17, 2016

Scientists say molecular changes to an in-joint protein layer called lubricin could indicate osteoarthritis development.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 01, 2016

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More

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New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More

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15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

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A Look at Serum-Based Proteins for Horses

July 20, 2016

Researchers are evaluating the impact of these proteins in combating performance-induced physiologic stress in horses.... Read More

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The Incredible Equine Neck

July 11, 2016

From perils to preservation tactics: How your horse can hurt his neck and ways to prevent injury. ... Read More

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Beyond Osteoarthritis: 'Other' Causes of Joint Disease

June 22, 2016

Early diagnosis and proper treatment can make the difference in whether the horse can return to soundness.... Read More

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

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Autologous Conditioned Serum Composition Evaluated

June 15, 2016

This treatment uses the horse's blood to generate serum enriched with growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators.... Read More

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Bone Spur Prognosis

June 01, 2016

Our gelding's broken hock healed with bone spurs. What is the long-term prognosis for affected horses?... Read More

UC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.

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UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

May 24, 2016

PET reveals activity at the molecular level and detects changes in tissue before the size or shape is modified.... Read More

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Equine Fractures: What's Fixable?

May 20, 2016

Technological advances and improved surgical procedures mean horses have a better chance of surviving a fracture.... Read More

A stem cell injection using regional limb perfusion.

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Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

May 18, 2016

Veterinarians share their thoughts on stem cells, IRAP, and platelet-rich plasma.... Read More

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Could SAA Testing Reveal Specific Injuries in Racehorses?

May 10, 2016

Soft tissue damage resulted in a larger increase in SAA levels than bone and joint injuries, researchers found.... Read More