Recent News for Conformation Problems

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A New Equine Joint Pain Treatment Might be on the Horizon

February 22, 2017

Anti-nerve growth factor has been shown to have significant pain-relieving effects in other species.... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Complementary Therapies

February 21, 2017

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis.... Read More

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MSTN Gene: Not Just for Evaluating Racehorse Potential

February 14, 2017

The gene appears to affect horses' muscular ability to carry out specific gaits, such as the tolt in Icelandics.... Read More

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What We Know (and Don't Know) About Bisphosphonates

February 12, 2017

Many navicular horses have benefited from bisphosphonate treatment, but some questions remain about these medications.... Read More

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Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

February 10, 2017

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2016

February 08, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Methods for Rehabbing Horse Joints

February 04, 2017

There's not one particular approach for rehabilitating injured joints. Here are a few of the options vets have to use.... Read More

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A New Antibiotic for Resistant Synovial Infections in Horses

February 03, 2017

Researchers found that meropenem can be useful, but should only be used when other antibiotics have failed. Here's why.... Read More

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Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

February 01, 2017

How do I explain a retired racehorse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Muscle Injuries

February 01, 2017

While not frequently diagnosed, muscle injuries can cause pain, lameness, and poor performance in horses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues

January 31, 2017

Horses with exertional myopathies can benefit from dietary modifications as well as consistent targeted exercise.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 30, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Feed Weanlings Carefully to Support Growth, Reduce DOD

January 23, 2017

A forage-based, total mixed-ration cube fed free choice supported weanling growth rates without increasing DOD cases.... Read More

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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

January 19, 2017

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential.... Read More

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AHF Funds Arabian Horse Research Projects

January 18, 2017

The Arabian Horse Foundation is funding research on juvenile idiopathic epilepsy and occipitoatlantoaxial malformation.... Read More

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Scientists Find Genes Behind Crooked Legs in Shetland Ponies

January 18, 2017

A hereditary disease--skeletal atavism--leads to disturbed skeletal development and usually requires euthanasia.... Read More

Osteoarthritis and joint disease are common in aging equids. Regular, judicious exercise can help keep an arthritic old horse comfortable.

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Researchers Test Joint Supplement's Impact on Old Horses

January 14, 2017

A resveratrol and hyaluronic acid supplement could have anti-inflammatory effects in aged horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Accelerating Medical Progress on Equine Lameness

January 11, 2017

Progress has been made recently in lameness diagnosis and treatment, and the future holds promise, one researcher says.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 27, 2016

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Free Reports of 2016

December 25, 2016

Popular topics included body condition, bisphosphonates, horse identification, hoof problems, deworming, and more.... Read More

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UK, University of Copenhagen Team Up for Dual PhD Program

December 23, 2016

Jasmin Bagge, DVM, is studying the use of stem cells to facilitate tissue repair following injury in horses.... Read More