Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

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Limb Sensors for Equine Diagnostics, Performance Evaluations

April 22, 2017

Researchers say inertial measurement units could aid in more accurate veterinary diagnoses and performance evaluations.... Read More

Researchers confirmed that neck CT can be performed in large adult horses to help  diagnose cervical lesions and guide treatment.

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CT for Imaging Neck Lesions: Not Just for Small Horses

April 17, 2017

A custom-designed equine CT table and a commercial Big Bore scanner make it possible to image neck lesions in horses.... Read More

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Weanling Stifle Abnormalities Can Improve by Yearling Year

April 15, 2017

Researchers found that many radiographic abnormalities resolve by the time weanlings return to the auction as yearlings.... Read More

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Hoof Growth and Compression: Shoeing Considerations

April 12, 2017

Research has provided farriers with a better understanding of how weight-bearing and loading affect hoof wall growth.... Read More

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How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

April 10, 2017

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

April 05, 2017

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling.... Read More

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Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

March 26, 2017

Researchers confirmed that footing properties could impact dressage horses' risk for suspensory ligament injury.... Read More

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Trouble's Afoot: Signs Your Horse Has a Hoof Problem Brewing

March 20, 2017

Find out what hoof problems you can safely manage yourself and when to call in your farrier and/or veterinarian. ... Read More

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How Uneven Feet Affect a Horse in Motion

March 11, 2017

Horses with asymmetric feet have altered loading patterns, which could lead to lameness and possibly early retirement.... Read More

These CT (left), fused PET/CT (center) and CT (right) images of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse mare's front feet (top: left, bottom: right). There is a severe lesion in the navicualr bone on the left front seen both on CT and PET. The CT of the right front does not show any abnormalites but the PET shows an early lesion.

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

March 08, 2017

PET scans revealed lesions in bony and soft tissue, some of which weren't visible on other imaging modalities.... Read More

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Stifle Abnormalities in Young Thoroughbreds

March 03, 2017

Early diagnosis could allow vets to implement management strategies, such as restricted exercise, that promote healing.... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

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MSTN Gene: Not Just for Evaluating Racehorse Potential

February 15, 2017

The gene appears to affect horses' muscular ability to carry out specific gaits, such as the tolt in Icelandics.... Read More

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Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

February 10, 2017

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly.... Read More

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Using MRI to Evaluate Fetlock Pain

February 06, 2017

Vets use MRI to identify issues and prescribe targeted treatment to give the horse the best chance at returning to work.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 30, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Caudal Heel Pain or Navicular: What's the Right Term?

January 11, 2017

A veterinarian explains terms often used to describe horses with front-limb lameness.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries of the Western Performance Horse's Foot

January 01, 2017

Veterinarians discuss how they diagnose and treat injuries to the collateral ligament, DDFT, navicular bursa, and more.... Read More

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Scientists Study Body Lean in Sound Horses

December 13, 2016

Young horses leaned more than older ones with better musculoskeletal strength and coordination, scientists say.... Read More

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Where We Stand With Shivers

December 09, 2016

Learn the latest about this puzzling neuromuscular disease. ... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 06, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, equine collapse, MRI, industry issues, and more! ... Read More