Muscle and Joint Problems

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Evaluating Joint Infections Using SAA Levels (AAEP 2012)

March 25, 2013

Researchers evaluated a new method that could help vets monitor joint infections' response to treatment.... Read More

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Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More

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Using Intra-Articular Corticosteroids (AAEP 2012)

February 11, 2013

With appropriate care and use, vets can mitigate some risks associated with intra-articular corticosteroids.... Read More

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Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

January 24, 2013

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection.... Read More

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Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

January 06, 2013

Researchers found variations in degree of fetlock flexion, hoof slide in horses working on different surfaces.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Corticosteroids in Racehorses: Beneficial But Controversial

October 18, 2012

Corticosteroid use is controversial, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately, one vet says.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 01, 2012

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

September 15, 2012

Learn the top physical therapy exercises to perform for strength training horses in all lines of work. ... Read More

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Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More

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How Much Does a Horse Cost?

August 01, 2012

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price.... Read More

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Stall Rest and Rehabilitation

June 26, 2012

The recording of the Ask the Vet LIVE event on stall rest and rehabilitation from June 21, 2012, is online now... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More

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Molecular Monitoring of Equine Joint Homeostasis

February 22, 2012

It's beneficial to look at biomarkers that reflect changes in cartilage as well as the joint capsule and bone.... Read More

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Suspensory Ligament Diseases Lecture Scheduled

February 19, 2012

On March 6, New Bolton Center will present "Suspensory Ligament Diseases in the Performance Horse."... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy

November 17, 2011

Regenerative stem cell therapy is being used to help facilitate tendon and ligament injury healing in horses. ... Read More

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Researchers Use Models to Learn Why Equine Bodies Break

November 02, 2011

Using computational modeling, researchers can examine "what if" scenarios related to equine injuries.... Read More

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Lecture Discusses NEXT Generation in Equine Tissue Healing

October 30, 2011

Nonsurgical exogenous crosslinking therapy (NEXT) is undergoing efficacy testing in healing equine tendons... Read More

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: A Review

July 20, 2011

Research indicates adipose tissue is a reliable source from which to collect stem cell aspirates in horses.... Read More

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Understanding Growth Factors in Regenerative Medicine

July 18, 2011

A better understanding of the growth factors require for tissue healing could enhance stem cells' efficacy.... Read More

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Treating Equine Orthopedic Injuries with Stem Cells

July 17, 2011

Find out how stem cells are currently being used to treat orthopedic injuries in horses and how the cells ... Read More