Moving air can have a significant effect on thermographic readings of horses' front legs, researchers say.
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More than 50% of horses in a thermography study showed hot spots under saddles after 15 minutes of exercise.
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Each imaging option, such as MRI, radiography and more, serves a unique role in equine lameness diagnosis.
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January 28, 2014
Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More
May 29, 2013
Moving air can have a significant effect on thermographic readings of horses' front legs, researchers say.... Read More
May 08, 2013
More than 50% of horses in a thermography study showed hot spots under saddles after 15 minutes of exercise.... Read More
May 14, 2012
The presentation, "Latest Technologies in Diagnosing Equine Lameness," was led by Kent Allen, DVM.... Read More
May 11, 2012
Each imaging option, such as MRI, radiography and more, serves a unique role in equine lameness diagnosis.... Read More
April 12, 2010
Thermography a great tool when trying to diagnose a horse who isn't right but X rays are inconclusive.... Read More
April 17, 2008
Animal welfare advocates, breed association representatives, and veterinarians gathered at the first Sound Horse Conference, held April 11 and 12 at The Ohio State University, to brainstorm ways to eradicate the practice of soring. Generally use... Read More
June 01, 2004
Lameness is one of the most common problems encountered in equine veterinary medicine. The majority of lameness cases are localized to areas within the distal limb; however, the sources, causes, and locations of lameness are diverse. The cause o... Read More
October 01, 2003
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article gives horse owners a glimpse into the methods used by one experienced veterinarian to monitor the feet of his clients' horses. Your veterinarian might have developed his/her own special way to follow the... Read More
October 16, 2001
Thermography is a means of examining the horse through a pictorial representation of skin temperature. The technique detects thermal emissions of normal, hotter, and cooler areas, and a thermogram displays slight temperature variations as visual imag... Read More
October 04, 2001
The infrared heat that a horse emits from its body can be "viewed" via a specialized camera and monitor. The heat patterns that can be seen show a trained practitioner how the blood flow is normal, or abnormal, in a particular horse. ... Read More
June 01, 2001
A recent study performed by Ron Riegel, DVM, on 30 racing Standardbreds confirms that the popular nutraceutical supplement MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) can have far-reaching effects on the ability of equine muscle tissue to rebound from exercise... Read More
September 01, 2000
A new study is being performed to evaluate the effectiveness of MSM in reducing pain and inflammation in Standardbred racehorses. The study is sponsored by Carolwood Corporation (maker of an MSM product) and conducted by Ronald Reigel, DVM.... Read More
June 01, 1999
Lameness diagnosis can be very frustrating when the source of pain is located in the upper leg and is not associated with a synovial structure, or the lameness is too subtle to utilize diagnostic analgesic injections, or the patient is not... Read More
February 01, 1999
Scintigraphy is a technique in which an injected form of radioisotope can be imaged by a gamma camera, which takes "pictures" of the radiation given off by the isotope. As the isotope travels and is absorbe... Read More
February 01, 1999
A three-month study of Thoroughbred horses in training at two racetracks has proven the benefit of thermography in competitive horses, said Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. His... Read More
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