Recovering from Injury & Surgery

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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 16, 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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5 Things You Need to Know: Colic

June 28, 2017

Equine surgeon Dr. Sarah le Jeune shares what every horse owner needs to know about colic.... 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

Lethargy and depression are common clinical signs associated with the early onset of colic. The horse might seem listless or quieter than normal.

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Colic in Horses

June 15, 2017

Colic is the most common cause of equine deaths. Take a closer look at this devastating condition.... 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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Injuries: They're Not Just For Racehorses

June 08, 2017

In light of managing her OTTB's recent fracture, Stephanie reflects on injuries sustained during vs. after racing.... 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

Acute and generally non-weight-bearing lameness caused by infection within the hoof.

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

May 22, 2017

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness but often resolves quickly with proper treatment.... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

May 17, 2017

What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Veterinarians, Farriers Team Up for Lameness Cases

May 13, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers recently collaborated on a case of bilateral keratomas in a 6-year-old Holsteiner mare.... Read More

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Making the Best of Stall Rest

May 08, 2017

Four weeks of mandatory stall rest can be tough for any horse, much less an energetic one. Here's how Happy coped. ... Read More

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On Springtime Setbacks

April 09, 2017

When was the last time you experienced a setback despite good horse care?... Read More

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Keep 'Em Moving, Part II

March 22, 2017

Has your senior horse ever needed a break from work? How did you bring them back and keep them comfortable? ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Colic Surgery

February 28, 2017

Many respondents said they'd have to consider the possible outcomes before sending a horse to colic surgery.... Read More

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Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

February 25, 2017

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle.... Read More