Ligament & Tendon Injuries


Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete

October 27, 2016

Do you have a mature or senior horse? Find out how to keep him comfortable and competitive as he ages!... Read More


AFA Funds Equine Stem Cell Research Grant

October 14, 2016

Researchers will work to develop culture techniques so donor stem cells can be used safely and effectively in horses.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.


Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More


Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More


Low-Field MRI Useful for Assessing Sesamoidean Ligaments

October 05, 2016

Researchers found that standing MRI is effective for viewing the difficult-to-image ligaments in the horse's lower legs.... Read More


New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More


What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More


Madden, Cortes 'C' Withdrawn From Olympic Jumping

August 17, 2016

Cortes 'C' sustained an injury during the first round of the team competition on Aug. 16.... Read More


Could Bone Marrow Aspirate Help Heal Tendon Injuries?

August 10, 2016

Injecting bone marrow aspirate into core SDFT lesions yielded good results for returning racehorses to competition.... Read More


New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More


Improving Arena Surfaces

July 06, 2016

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

UC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.


UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

May 24, 2016

PET reveals activity at the molecular level and detects changes in tissue before the size or shape is modified.... Read More

A stem cell injection using regional limb perfusion.


Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

May 18, 2016

Veterinarians share their thoughts on stem cells, IRAP, and platelet-rich plasma.... Read More


Could SAA Testing Reveal Specific Injuries in Racehorses?

May 10, 2016

Soft tissue damage resulted in a larger increase in SAA levels than bone and joint injuries, researchers found.... Read More


DDFT Injury, MRI, and Medical Treatments

May 06, 2016

An accurate diagnosis with MRI can play a significant role in a horse's long-term return to activity after DDFT injury.... Read More


Infographic: Staying Sane on Stall Rest

April 29, 2016

Confinement is difficult but often necessary for healing. Learn how to keep horses healthy while on stall rest.... Read More


Nerve Blocks: Work From the Bottom Up?

April 26, 2016

Researchers hope study results will help them establish guidelines for administering nerve blocks in horses' hind limbs.... Read More


Limiting Race Training Distances Can Reduce Injury Risk

April 26, 2016

Standardbreds training over shorter distances lost fewer training days to injury, but still raced successfully.... Read More


HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More


Equine Gait Analysis: Sensor Placement Consistency Crucial

April 06, 2016

Even small deviations in sensor placement can result in an inaccurate hind-limb lameness diagnosis, researchers found.... Read More


Surgeon Pigott Joins Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists

April 05, 2016

Dr. John Pigott will provide service in sports medicine, regenerative therapy, and elective and emergency surgery.... Read More


Tips for Managing Suspensory Disease

April 01, 2016

Suspensory ligament disease, a leading cause of poor performance in horses, can be challenging to manage.... Read More


A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

March 30, 2016

A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how to treat them. ... Read More


AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

March 24, 2016

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses.... Read More

Inertial sensor systems, like the one being applied here, have enabled veterinarians to obtain more objective lameness measurements.


Man vs. Machine on Post-Nerve-Block Lameness Evaluation

March 23, 2016

There was a strong correlation between vet and inertial sensor system when evaluating lameness change post-nerve-block.... Read More