Recovering from Injury & Surgery

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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

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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5 Common Equine Eye Injuries

January 26, 2016

Ocular insults are painful and sometimes unsightly, but with proper diagnosis and treatment most heal remarkably well.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

January 20, 2016

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... 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

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More

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Achieving Full Mobility After Bone Chip Surgery

December 30, 2015

What therapies might help relieve the rest of a horse's body when treating a specific injury or recovering from surgery?... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing Tendon and Ligament Injuries

October 13, 2015

Of the 571 respondents, 384 (67%) people said they have rehabbed a horse from a tendon or ligament injury.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

July 14, 2015

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with the proper treatment.... Read More

Tender is one of the first patients to benefit from an eye removal procedure designed to minimize surgical stress and complications.

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Mississippi State Vets Devise Standing Eye Removal Technique

July 07, 2015

The procedure is designed to minimize surgical stress and complications associated with enucleations. ... Read More

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Laser Surgery for Equine Sarcoid Removal Evaluated

July 07, 2015

Laser resection resulted in reduced postoperative complications and a positive prognosis, researchers determined.... Read More

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Researchers Study THO Treatment Option

June 16, 2015

Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO) can cause vestibular nerve damage and balance problems in affected horses.... Read More

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Colic Surgery: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

June 12, 2015

While vets have made progress in improving colic surgery in the past 40 years, there are still improvements to be made.... Read More

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Surgical Treatment for Delayed Patellar Release Studied

June 11, 2015

Researchers determined that 89% of affected horses benefited from a procedure called medial patellar ligament splitting.... Read More

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Study: Enrichment can Improve Hospitalized Horses' Welfare

June 09, 2015

"Enriched" clinics could help improve equine welfare, leading to quicker healing times and safer environments for staff.... Read More

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Veterinarians Evaluate Adverse Reactions to Myelograms

June 06, 2015

For the most part, the adverse reactions were mild and self-limiting. But some serious ones did occur.... Read More

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New Treatments for Upward Fixation of the Patella Needed

May 29, 2015

Just 50% of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the current surgical treatment for upward fixation of the patella.... Read More

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Lecture on Treating Cancer in Horses Scheduled

May 20, 2015

Laura Johnstone, BVSc, MVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, will discuss treating cancer in horses on June 2.... Read More

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Hospital-Acquired Infections in Horses

April 12, 2015

Infections can be reduced by recognizing the risk and having appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene protocols.... Read More

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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

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Multiple Celiotomies in Short Span Yield a Guarded Prognosis

March 21, 2015

Horses undergoing multiple colic surgeries in a 14-day period are at greater risk for incisional infections.... Read More

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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