Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (tying-up)

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Could a Supplement Ease the Effects of Tying Up?

March 23, 2014

Researchers tested a supplement aimed at alleviating tying-up episodes and muscle damage.... Read More

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Box Elder Tree Seeds Linked to Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

August 09, 2013

Researchers weed out the causes of deadly seasonal pasture myopathy and atypical myopathy in horses.... Read More

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Exercise Physiology: Are Horses like Humans & Other Species?

June 19, 2013

Dr. Erica McKenzie shares what exercise physiology research in humans and dogs can tell us about our horses.... Read More

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Tying Up: A Breed-Specific Disease

May 27, 2013

Dr. Erica McKenzie of Oregon State University shares the horse breeds and diseases associated with tying up.... Read More

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Tying Up Explained

May 21, 2013

Dr. Erica McKenzie describes the common causes of exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses.... Read More

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Red Urine Risk After Tying Up Episode

May 17, 2013

Dr. Erica McKenzie of Oregon State University shares why red urine is a concern in horses that are tying up.... Read More

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Rest is Recommended When a Horse Ties Up

May 15, 2013

Dr. Erica McKenzie answers a common question. Should a horse walk or rest when tying up?... Read More

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Old School Tying Up Treatment

May 14, 2013

Why have vitamin E/selenium injections prior to whatever led to tying-up in the past been abandoned?... Read More

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2012 Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture

March 20, 2013

Dr. Stephanie Valberg discussed exertional rhabdomyolysis (formerly tying up) at the 2012 Milne lecture.... Read More

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Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Not Just Tying-Up Anymore

February 12, 2013

Researchers have worked tirelessly to better understand the disorder, its causes, and how to best manage it.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More

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Valberg to be Inducted into Equine Research Hall of Fame

September 16, 2012

Valberg will be the first woman inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame.... Read More

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Identifying and Managing Acute Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

July 25, 2012

Understanding equine acute rhabdomyolysis can help ensure affected horses receive appropriate veterinary care.... Read More

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Exertional Muscle Disorders Topic of 2012 Milne Lecture

June 05, 2012

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, is the first female to deliver the Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture.... Read More

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Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... Read More

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Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

June 15, 2011

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through ... Read More

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What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More

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Neuromuscular Disease Can Lead to Performance Issues

October 24, 2010

Neuromuscular diseases, which affect the function of muscles and the way they interact with the nervous system, can lead to performance issues, said Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, internal medicine clinician and graduate fellow at the U... Read More

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Potential Biomarker for Tying-up Found

June 01, 2010

In an equine study using "proteomic" technology that systematically analyzed the proteins in skeletal muscle biopsies, a research team from The Netherlands identified a form of the protein creatine kinase that could be a marker for ac... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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Nutrition Can Help Manage Tying-Up in Sport Horses

May 10, 2010

Thanks to advances in identifying specific causes of tying-up, development of diagnostic tests, and improved recognition of the impact of diet and exercise on horses that tie up, affected horses can be successfully managed. Stephanie Valberg, D... Read More

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Tying-up in Horses

May 01, 2010

Tying-up, also known as azoturia, set fast, or Monday morning disease, is a common equine muscle disease.... Read More

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Genetic Diseases in Horses Reviewed for World Equine Vets

October 31, 2009

While genetic diseases exist in a number of horse breeds, many researchers have focused expressly on issues occurring in the Quarter Horse breed. Thanks to their efforts, genetic tests for several disorders specific to this breed are now... Read More

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PSSM Genetic Mutation Reported in Some UK Horse Breeds

June 18, 2009

Collaborative efforts between researchers on both sides of the Atlantic have identified that a genetic mutation in enzyme glycogen synthase 1 (GYS1) is an important cause of polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM, a form of... Read More