Ligament & Tendon Injuries


New Stem Cell Technology Offers Promise to Lame and Injured Horses

November 26, 2010

In the not-so-distant future, researchers believe they will be able to genetically modify stem cells to create a "vaccine," so to speak, to treat a large number of musculoskeletal and other disorders in both humans and horses. ... Read More


Tendon Injuries Could Be Explained By New Research Results

June 30, 2010

Two novel discoveries about how different types of tendons age and "refresh" themselves made by researchers from University College London in the United Kingdom help explain why aging horses are atrisk for tendon injury. ... Read More


Thoroughbred I Want Revenge Recovering Well from Ligament Injury

June 17, 2010

When I Want Revenge came into the Aqueduct barn of Rick Dutrow Jr., in April, the trainer was hopeful but not overly optimistic the colt would be anything like he was before the injury that cost him about a year of training and nearly ended his... Read More


Horse Recovers From Debilitating Lameness With Three-Pronged Strategy

June 11, 2010

Lame and in great discomfort, an 18-year-old Thoroughbred gelding came to Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center barely able to walk. The horse's problem stemmed from a breakdown of both of his hind limb suspensory ligaments... Read More


Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell) Conference

June 03, 2010

Stem cell research for injuries from the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. ... Read More


Tendons and Ligaments

May 01, 2010

Knowing the structure and function of your horse’s tendons and ligaments can help you keep him healthy.... Read More


Biceps Tendon Surgery Restores Soundness

March 15, 2010

A biceps brachii tenotomy involves the complete removal of the section of the horse's biceps tendon.... Read More


Milne Lecture: The Horse's Fetlock

March 08, 2010

Orthopedics, disease and repair of the horse's fetlock joint were presented at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More


Treating Horses with Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells (AAEP 2009)

February 05, 2010

Stem cell therapy has been used for soft tissue injuries, including stifle meniscal lesions following surgical debridement, and for treating tendon injuries. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are reported to achieve improved bone and cartilage eff... Read More


Muscles, Tendons, & Ligaments

January 28, 2010

A horse's motion is achieved from the highly integrated interaction between muscles, tendons, and ligaments.... Read More


World Equine Veterinarians Meet (WEVA 2009)

January 28, 2010

A summary of the the 2009 WEVA Congress that was held in Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil.... Read More


Horse Protection Act (AAEP 2009)

January 25, 2010

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Equine Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Injuries Reviewed

January 18, 2010

Studies at both the molecular and cellular level are needed to better determine how tendon injuries occur, said a group of researchers in the United Kingdom. Only then can appropriate treatment and preventative measures be developed.

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World Vets Meet

January 01, 2010

The 2009 World Equine Veterinary Association Congress included discussions of Rhodococcus equi, which causes foal pneumonia; sleep disorders and seizures; guttural pouch problems; late-term abortion; and tendon sheath problems/lameness.... Read More


Tendon Healing: Objective Measurement Method Reported

December 28, 2009

Equine veterinarians can now objectively monitor tendon healing using a technique called ultrasonographic tissue characterization (UTC), said researchers from The Netherlands.

While a number of novel therapies for tendon healing have... Read More


Lameness Exams: Vets Seek Reliable Approach

December 20, 2009

After identifying a lack of reliability and repeatability in experienced veterinarians' evaluation of lameness, a group of vets have challenged the industry to search for and develop "a more objective and reliable method of lameness evaluation for us... Read More


Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis Update

December 17, 2009

ESPA is a "new" name for an old disease: degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD), a heritable, debilitating syndrome characterized by "an insidious onset of either bilateral or quadrilateral lameness with no history of trauma or injury,"... Read More


Equine Regenerative Medicine Conference Scheduled for 2010

December 16, 2009

The University of California, Davis, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have teamed up to offer the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. The conference will take place March 5... Read More


Tendon Sheaths as a Source of Lameness in Horses

November 04, 2009

Tendons can be an important source of lameness in athletic horses, but issues with the tendon's sheath--the thin connective tissue wrapped around the tendons, containing synovial fluid--shouldn't be overlooked as another potential... Read More


Tendon and Ligament Injuries

November 01, 2009

Tendon and ligament injuries are notoriously difficult to treat. Are new therapies realistic treatment option... Read More


Equine Surgeon Will Examine Better Ways to Treat Lameness with MAF Grant

October 13, 2009

Jennifer Barrett, DVM, MS, PhD, an assistant professor of equine surgery at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, was recently awarded a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) to conduct research that will help... Read More


Aseptic Platelet-Rich Plasma Preparation Essential in Equine Practice

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


Investigating Platelet-Rich Plasma for Equine Tendon Injuries

September 09, 2009

A single injection of platelet-rich plasma appears beneficial for acute clinical tendon injuries in horses, report a group of scientists from The Netherlands.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of whole blood that contains a... Read More