Recovering from Injury & Surgery

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 18, 2017

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

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Mares With Corrected Mesenteric Rents Can Return to Breeding

October 13, 2017

Mares discharged from the clinic following surgery have an excellent prognosis for survival and producing foals.... Read More

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Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival

October 04, 2017

Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival.... Read More

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Repeat Colic Surgeries Don't Always Have a Poor Prognosis

October 03, 2017

Of 22 horses that underwent a second surgery, 19 survived and were discharged from the hospital, researchers found.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

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

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Could SAA, Fibrinogen Predict Colic Surgery Complications?

September 30, 2017

If levels continue to increase for more than three to four days post-surgery, complications could be brewing.... Read More

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Evaluating Horses With Chronic Colic

September 29, 2017

Horses with chronic colic present unique challenges and create a diagnostic puzzle for veterinarians to piece together.... Read More

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Study Supports Stent Use After Colic Surgery

September 26, 2017

Researchers found that antimicrobial-impregnated dressing could help reduce the incidence of surgical site infection.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain in Horses

September 13, 2017

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 04, 2017

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

A blunt force or penetrating injury can cause corneal edema and cloudiness.

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Foggy Vision: Conditions That can Cloud the Equine Cornea

August 31, 2017

A number of things--some benign, some ­serious--can cause a cloudy eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Rehabbing an Injured Horse

August 22, 2017

Of the 420 respondents, 349 people (83%) said they have rehabilitated an injured horse. ... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

August 15, 2017

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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When to Refer a Colic Case

August 06, 2017

A vet reviews the different lesions practitioners might encounter during a colic and whether they warrant referral.... Read More

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Companion Horse Medical Coverage Options Expanding

July 31, 2017

Owners now have the option of purchasing insurance policies to cover some of companion horses' medical expenses.... Read More

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Correcting Equine Nasal Collapse Caused by Nerve Damage

July 08, 2017

Learn how veterinarians treated an 18-month-old Andalusian colt that suffered nasal collapse after a training accident.... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

June 23, 2017

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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Mending Equine Tendons and Ligaments

June 20, 2017

Researchers are exploring improved ways to heal these notoriously complicated soft tissue structures. ... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

June 16, 2017

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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New Method of Fixing Fractures in Small Equids

June 13, 2017

A special splint and cast can produce good fracture healing and pasture soundness in ponies, donkeys, and small horses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 12, 2017

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

Barbed sutures have been shown to eliminate the need for knot-tying, making the procedure more efficient, and distribute the tension on the suture line more evenly.

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Barbed Sutures Help Horses With Nephrosplenic Entrapment

June 09, 2017

Barbed sutures eliminate the need for knot-tying and distribute tension on the suture line more evenly, researchers say.... Read More

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Laser Therapy: No One-Size-Fits-All for Horses

June 07, 2017

The amount of laser light reaching internal structures depends on the horse's hair and skin thickness and color.... Read More

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Groundbreaking Set for CSU Translational Medicine Institute

May 31, 2017

The $65 million facility will be named for renowned equine surgeon and researcher Dr. Wayne McIlwraith.... Read More

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Richardson to Speak on Pool Recovery System During Lecture

May 23, 2017

Dr. Dean Richardson will describe Penn Vet's system for recovering high-risk horses from anesthesia on June 6.... Read More