Pain Management

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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Practical Reproduction Studies of 2015

February 02, 2016

A recap of studies on topics ranging from prostaglandin treatment of mares to semen quality in stallions.... Read More

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Best Practices for Choosing an NSAID

January 25, 2016

There are a plethora of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for horses. Here's how your vet decides what to use.... Read More

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AAEP Convention Day 4: Do or Die in a Day

December 17, 2015

Our veterinary-reporter on the ground shares tidbits from AAEP Day 4.... Read More

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Indications for Joint Injections

December 09, 2015

Your vet might choose to inject your horse if his joints require direct treatment due to disease, inflammation, or pain.... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

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Recognizing Pain in Stoic Horses

October 22, 2015

Some horses readily express their discomfort. Others are quieter. Learn to look for subtle signs of pain in your horse.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Yawn During Bridling?

October 01, 2015

What happens before bridling might hold a clue as to why this horse yawns when facing his bridle.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

September 17, 2015

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... 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

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Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

March 02, 2015

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More

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Microneedles Help Lidocaine Permeate Through Horse Skin

January 08, 2015

Pretreating an area with microneedles resulted in a 170% increase in the amount of lidocaine that permeated the skin.... Read More

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Navicular Disease and Fracture

October 27, 2014

My horse has a fractured navicular bone that has calcified. Is there any treatment or surgery available to repair it?... Read More

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Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Bute, Firocoxib Compared for Alleviating Hoof Lameness

August 24, 2014

While Bute was more effective at label dose, one vet says new dosing firocoxib recommendations could impact the results.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... 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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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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Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More

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Relieving Laminitis Pain in the Field

March 15, 2014

An appropriate and timely approach to pain management is critical in caring for laminitic horses.... Read More

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Meperidine Effective but Short Lasting for Foot Pain Control

February 14, 2014

Meperidine might provide a suitable alternative to NSAIDs for treating equine foot pain in some cases.... Read More

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NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines

February 01, 2014

Researchers found that NSAID administration reduced immune response in previously exposed and naive horses.... Read More

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The Meds Maze

January 13, 2014

Get helpful information for navigating the crowded field of performance-horse medications. ... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Neonatal Medicine Concerns

December 27, 2013

Attendees discussed "dummy" foals, gastric acid suppressant use, and resuscitating foals, among other topics.... Read More