Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

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Equine Regenerative Medicine Topic of Dec. 6 Lecture

November 10, 2016

Dr. Kyla Ortved will review the varying types of regenerative medicine and their applications in the equine athlete.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Colic Surgery

October 22, 2016

Veterinary technicians play many roles before, during, and after colic surgery. Learn more about their roles.... Read More

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AFA Funds Equine Stem Cell Research Grant

October 14, 2016

Researchers will work to develop culture techniques so donor stem cells can be used safely and effectively in horses.... 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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New Procedure Uses Wire to Help Heal a Broken Mandible

September 09, 2016

Researchers stressed the importance of postoperative diet, hygiene, and medications for a successful outcome.... Read More

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Novel Surgery Successful for Treating Clogged Tear Ducts

August 27, 2016

The standing procedure involves temporarily inserting tubing from the horse's tear duct into the sinus cavity.... Read More

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Could Bone Marrow Aspirate Help Heal Tendon Injuries?

August 10, 2016

Injecting bone marrow aspirate into core SDFT lesions yielded good results for returning racehorses to competition.... Read More

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Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 24, 2016

There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.... Read More

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What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?

July 23, 2016

One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.... 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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Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... 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

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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Surgical Technique Effective for Treating Corneal Edema

May 13, 2016

Treated horses had less corneal fluid swelling than before, did not develop any corneal ulcers, and retained vision.... Read More

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IDDSP Surgery Type's Impact on Race Performance

April 13, 2016

Racing performance was unaltered regardless of which technique was used to correct soft palate displacement.... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More

Central tarsal fractures develop across or through the bone, highlighted here on a CT image by yellow arrows. Sclerosis, indicated by a yellow arrowhead, surrounds the fracture.

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Surgical Repair of Hock Fractures in Sport Horses Successful

March 09, 2016

Researchers say a screw fixation procedure can help sport horses return to function after a central tarsus fracture.... Read More

Proper emasculator application, with the prominent external assembly nuts facing the testis and the correct perpendicular orientation to the spermatic cord, can help reduce the liklihood of complications arising.

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Managing Castration Complications in the Field

March 08, 2016

For gelding, postoperative problems can range from mild swelling to devastating intestinal prolapse.... Read More

Researchers at the new institute hope to develop therapies that hasten healing for animals and people and are developed from living cells and their products.

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Racehorse Breeder Donates to CSU for Regenerative Research

March 02, 2016

The anonymous breeder donated $20 million toward a new state-of-the-art regenerative medicine research facility.... Read More

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Fixing Neck Fractures in Horses? It's Possible

February 23, 2016

A horse with a vertebral fracture without severe neurologic disorders could be a good candidate for surgical repair.... Read More

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Treating PSD in Sport Horses: Surgery, Shock Wave, or Both?

February 10, 2016

Recent study results suggest that shock wave can help horses return to function faster than surgery or rest alone. ... Read More

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Equine Pain Management: History and New Advances

February 07, 2016

For years veterinarians' options were limited, but new products are helping them control horses' pain better than ever.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Hastens Healing of Stifle Injuries

February 03, 2016

Horses treated with regenerative therapy healed eight-and-a-half months faster than those undergoing surgery alone.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More

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Study: Surgery to Fix Patella Problem Often Successful

January 13, 2016

Upward fixation of the patella resolved in 97% of horses undergoing a medial patellar ligament splitting procedure.... Read More