Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

May 02, 2015

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting.... Read More


Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good quality radiographs is critical when diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More


Richardson to Discuss 'Fixing Broken Horses'

April 10, 2015

Dr. Dean Richardson will present examples of current state-of-the-art equine fracture treatments. ... Read More


The ABCs of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Horses

March 19, 2015

Researchers are studying and using everything from MSCs to PRP and ACS to BMPs. Here are the basics you should know.... Read More


Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2014

March 13, 2015

The incidence of fatal injury for 2014 was 1.89 per 1,000 starts, compared to 1.90 per 1,000 starts in 2013.... Read More


Digital Neurectomy Outcome in Horses with Chronic Foot Pain

March 10, 2015

Horses with concurrent deep digital flexor tendon lesions were four times more likely to become lame again post-surgery.... Read More


Review Cites Strong Safety Stats for Asmussen

January 19, 2015

Steve Asmussen's horses have not suffered a single catastrophic breakdown in 721 Kentucky starts the past four seasons.... Read More


Record Low for Fatal Thoroughbred Breakdowns in Kentucky

January 16, 2015

Sixteen catastrophic breakdowns occurred in 2014, the lowest number since the state began tracking such statistics.... Read More


Catastrophic Injuries in Racing Quarter Horses Studied

December 23, 2014

More than 56% of injuries occurred in the right forelimb, the opposite of what's most commonly seen in Thoroughbreds.... Read More


Two Racehorses Die After Australia's Melbourne Cup

November 04, 2014

Admire Rakti collapsed in his stall following the race and Araldo was euthanized after shattering a pastern.... Read More

Vicar's in Trouble  at Churchill Downs.


Vicar's In Trouble Injured in Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

November 01, 2014

The colt will undergo surgery to repair a condylar fracture in his left front leg, trainer Mike Maker said late Friday.... Read More


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


Researchers Examine Fatal Lumbar Vertebral Fractures

October 21, 2014

Researchers found pre-existing abnormalities in all horses with lumbar vertebral fractures that underwent a necropsy.... Read More


Kentucky Necropsy Program Disproves 'Bad Step' Myth

October 21, 2014

The program is showing that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions.... Read More


Genetic Conditions by Body System

October 14, 2014

This report includes genetic diseases known to affect horses and which breeds are most susceptible.... Read More

Dr. Tania Perez, a veterinary anesthesiologist, checks the pulse on a horse about to undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan in WSU’s new high-speed spiral CT machine.


State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

October 11, 2014

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies.... Read More


Preventing Injuries in Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 08, 2014

One vet suggests using careful planning, management, screening, and education to reduce catastrophic fracture risk.... Read More


Fractures: Beyond the Limbs

October 01, 2014

They might be less common than limb fractures, but skull, rib, pelvis, and withers fractures are no less important.... Read More


A Rich Trifecta

October 01, 2014

Meet the orthopedic surgeon, reproductive specialist, and endoscope pioneer honored by the Thoroughbred Club of America.... Read More


UK to Host Free Racetrack Injury Prevention Symposium

September 23, 2014

The symposium will offer an in-depth look at current efforts to reduce injuries in racehorses. ... Read More


Officials Examining Horse Deaths at Saratoga

September 02, 2014

Eleven horses died during the recent Saratoga Race Track meet, compared with eight during the summer session last year.... Read More


RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More


Equine MRI

June 18, 2014

Learn why MRI is considered the "gold standard" for diagnosing equine lamenesses.... Read More


Racehorse Intense Holiday Euthanized Due to Laminitis

June 13, 2014

The 3-year-old colt, who underwent surgery recently for a condylar fracture, was euthanized due to laminitis.... Read More


Belmont Stakes Runner-Up to Undergo Surgery

June 11, 2014

Commissioner will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his front left fetlock.... Read More