Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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Researchers Study Compensatory Lameness

April 28, 2015

This under-recognized issue should be considered before deciding on which limb is the primary lameness source.... Read More

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New Research Sheds Light on Tendon Injuries in Old Horses

April 20, 2015

The tendon's interfascicular matrix stiffens as it ages, making older horses more susceptible to injury.... Read More

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Study: Western Performance Horses with PSD Benefit from ACS

April 20, 2015

Researchers have found success treating some proximal suspensory desmitis cases with autologous conditioned serum (ACS).... Read More

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 20, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

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Bogers Receives $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

April 18, 2015

Dr. Sophie H. Bogers' research focuses on using stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

April 15, 2015

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

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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

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Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

April 08, 2015

Review the options vets have for looking inside horses' bodies to see what's causing a limp, swelling, or pain.... Read More

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Does Throat Spray Reach Horses' Upper Airway Structures?

April 07, 2015

Nasopharyngeal catheter administration results in good cover of the larynx, nasopharynx, and soft palate.... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

April 06, 2015

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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Young Horse Health, Conformation Impacts Career Longevity

April 03, 2015

Good health and soundness in 4- to 5-year-olds goes a long way in keeping horses performing long-term, researchers said.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Enteroliths

April 02, 2015

Enteroliths are stony formations that can block horses' digestive tracts and trigger colic signs.... Read More

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The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness.... Read More

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Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition that vets are seeing a lot of in performance horses.... Read More

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L. intracellularis Infection, Risk Evaluated

March 27, 2015

Foals' sex and weaning dates could increase or decrease their risk of developing L. intracellularis infection.... Read More

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More

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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

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Researchers Investigating Silicate-Associated Osteoporosis

March 16, 2015

Silicate-associated osteoporosis, or SAO, affects horses' lungs and bones.... Read More

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Lameness Assessments While Longeing Studied

March 13, 2015

Researchers found poor agreement among less experienced vets and moderate agreement between more experienced ones.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Conditioning Bones for Wellness, Fracture Prevention

March 07, 2015

Bone is a vital tissue that's densely packed with specialized cells and supplied with a rich network of blood vessels.... Read More

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Researchers Study Supplement's Effects on Gastric Ulcers

March 01, 2015

Researchers found that one supplement was not inferior to omeprazole in several areas in their study.... Read More