Recent News for Injuries & Lameness

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

May 24, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... 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

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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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Study Confirms Kicks From Shod Horses Can Damage Bone

May 16, 2017

Metal shoes have a greater risk of damaging bone during a kick than polyurethane shoes or barefoot feet.... Read More

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Royal Mo Sustains Injury During Preakness Workout

May 15, 2017

Royal Mo fractured a sesamoid bone and was transported to PennVet's New Bolton Center for treatment on Sunday.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 14, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

May 09, 2017

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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The Link Between Osteochondrosis Lesions and Limb Forces

May 08, 2017

Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing. ... Read More

A basic prepurchase exam should include a thorough medical and performance history, as well as a complete full physical evaluation of the horse.

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain in Horses

May 03, 2017

Sacroiliac disease can affect any horse, potentially limiting performance abilities.... Read More

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PAAG Showing Promise as Arthritis Pain Reliever for Horses

May 02, 2017

Researchers believe polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) could have a long-lasting cushioning effect on arthritic joints.... Read More

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Measuring Tendon Stiffness to Monitor Healing

May 01, 2017

Sonoelastography can help vets monitor healing and develop rehab programs best-suited for the horse's recovery rate.... Read More

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Sedatives' Impact on Equine Lameness Exam Results

April 29, 2017

Xylazine, detomidine, and romifidine appear to have few effects on lameness exam results when used without butorphanol.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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ARCI Panel Discusses How to Stop Cheating in Horse Racing

April 19, 2017

A panel believes keys include additional out-of-competition testing, investigators, and research. ... 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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Recognizing Pain in Stoic Horses

April 13, 2017

Some horses readily express their discomfort. Others are quieter. Learn to look for subtle signs of pain in your horse.... 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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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... 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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How to Manage Four Equine Respiratory Emergencies

April 03, 2017

Find tips on handling bacterial pleuropneumonia, pneumothorax and hemothorax, rib fractures, and ARDS in foals.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Biaxial Proximal Sesamoid Fractures

March 29, 2017

Preliminary results suggest risk factors include fewer high-speed workouts and a drop in racing class, among others.... Read More