May 12, 2010
This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More
May 01, 2010
With increased activity all horses are at a higher risk of sustaining traumatic lacerations or other wound types. Some might appear more serious than others. Often the wound might be hours, days, or even weeks old before it is observed.... Read More
April 15, 2010
An overview of wound care for horses, including a checklist for your first aid kit and when to call the vet. ... Read More
April 02, 2010
Phalangeal casts can aid healing of wounds in the foot and pastern region and help a horse return to function, researchers recently reported.
Although phalangeal casts (which cover the hoof and pastern but not the fetlock) are often ... Read More
March 25, 2010
A horse that has gained a worldwide following for his recovery from a freak accident could be cleared to go home by the week of April 5, according to his veterinarians at the University of Tennessee Equine Hospital.
Since January, Am... Read More
March 08, 2010
Treatments for lameness in horses, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV.... Read More
March 04, 2010
You might have heard about the value of using medical maggots to clean infected, nonhealing wounds in horses and humans, but did you know they can also help clean up infection in structures deep within the hoof?
At the 2009 American ... Read More
September 15, 2009
Special laboratory equipment is not needed to produce bacteria-free platelet concentrates (commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma), but stringent attention to proper aseptic technique is essential.
Equine veterinarians are using... Read More
September 12, 2009
Two horses at risk for life-threatening bleeding caused by an uncommon infection of the internal carotid artery were successfully treated recently by University of Florida veterinarians who used cutting-edge technology to resolve the problem... Read More
September 05, 2009
Brazilian researchers report that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is beneficial for healing surgical wounds in horses, contrary to previous reports.
Because wound healing in... Read More
August 05, 2009
Managing wounds on the lower limbs of horses can be expensive, frustrating, and wrought with complications. ... Read More
May 30, 2009
Results of a clinical study showed that distal limb wounds treated with a dressing containing esterified hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) showed no improvement in healing as compared to untreated wounds.
To evaluate the effect of an... Read More
May 29, 2009
Managing wounds located on the distal (lower) limbs of horses is by far one of the most frustrating and time-consuming jobs of an equine practitioner. Aggressive research efforts have explored tactics to minimize the formation of excessive scar tissu... Read More
March 23, 2009
The use of sterile maggots specifically produced for medical industries is not a new procedure, but one that is perhaps not utilized enough, suggested Olivier M. Lepage, DMV, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, from the University of Lyon in France, at the 10th... Read More
March 03, 2009
Despite the hypothetical benefits associated with the topical use of platelet-rich plasma for expediting wound repair in horses, research thus far has yet to reveal any beneficial effects on small full-thickness wounds of the distal limb.... Read More
January 06, 2009
Your horse’s skin is a huge and complex organ that serves as a barometer for his inner health.... Read More
January 01, 2009
We tend to think of a horse's skin as just the envelope that contains all the important stuff. But the skin is an organ--the... Read More
August 02, 2008
It's not a new fad and probably isn't what you're thinking. Horses sometimes accidentally become wounded by pieces of metal or wire, splinters of wood, or even grass awns that become lodged in their tongue, mouth, or throat as they eat.... Read More
August 01, 2008
If you've been a horse owner for any length of time, there's a pretty good chance you've amassed an arsenal of products that claim some pretty... Read More
July 18, 2008
No one likes a rebellious horse, particularly in the show ring, and excessive tail swishing or wringing is often penalized by judges as a sign of resistance. To avoid this penalty, or simply to ensure low tail carriage, trainers and exhibitors... Read More
July 06, 2008
The United States is home to 26 species of rattlesnakes, making rattlesnake bites relatively common events in equine medicine. Horse owners definitely need to resist the urge to begin sucking the venom from their horse's rattlesnake bite... Read More
July 02, 2008
Wedgewood Pharmacy is now offering antibiotic beads and a new preparation, pentosan polysulfate sodium (Pentosan), in its extensive formulary of custom-compounded preparations.
Wedgewood initially will compound antibiotic beads for gentamicin... Read More
May 13, 2008
In the first multi-institutional study of its kind, researchers recently reported that eye enucleation (surgical removal of the eye and associated structures) with the horse standing and sedated is safer and more economical than the traditional... Read More
May 08, 2008
Creating a permanent hole in the windpipe of horses through a tracheostomy might be the treatment of choice.... Read More
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Q. My 20-year-old Arabian gelding has a hard, bony, fingerlike growth deep in a pectoral (chest) muscle. It doesn't seem to bother him. Could it be an old puncture that encapsulated?