Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

Shock wave therapy is one of many medical treatments for caudal heel pain.

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Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

Navicular disease can seem devastating when diagnosed, but many horses return to work with treatment.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Knee and Upper Cannon Bone Injuries

March 11, 2014

Jumpers' forelimbs withstand tremendous impact, and their knees and upper cannon bones are prone to injury.... Read More

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Using Bursography to Diagnose Palmar Foot Pain

March 08, 2014

Navicular bursography is an effective diagnostic option for palmar foot pain when MRI is not in the cards.... Read More

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Diagnosing Lower Limb Lameness in Sport Horses

March 06, 2014

The lower limb is the most common site of lameness in English-discipline sport horses, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Provide Research Funding in 2014

February 27, 2014

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will fund 19 research projects worth $1,003,580 in 2014. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Hoof Care: Foal to Racehorse to Sport Horse

February 26, 2014

To help your Thoroughbred perform to his potential, tailor his hoof care to his specific age, needs, and job.... Read More

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An Alternative Approach to Palmar Digital Nerve Blocks

February 16, 2014

One practitioner shares a new technique that be more effective in pinpointing the cause of equine foot pain.... Read More

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Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... 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 28, 2014

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

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Can Imaging Mesenteric Lymph Nodes Save Horses' Lives?

January 26, 2014

Vets can image the cecal mesentery to garner information that could lead to a lymphadenopathy diagnosis.... Read More

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Outcomes of Solar Surface Penetration Injuries Studied

January 24, 2014

Solar foot penetrations involving the joints can be career- and even life-threatening injuries.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More

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Reef to Speak on Ultrasound Examination of Fetal Well-Being

December 18, 2013

Reef will explain why ultrasound is critical to assessing foal viability during a high-risk pregnancy.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 12, 2013

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Immediate Effects of Shoeing on Horses' Movement

December 11, 2013

Researchers found that horses do show some movement asymmetry after being trimmed.... Read More

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Researchers Go In Search of the Perfect Passage

December 07, 2013

Are top dressage horses routinely performing the "perfect passage" as defined by the FEI?... Read More

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Longeing Surface's Effects on Sound, Lame Horses

December 04, 2013

The team found movement symmetry differences between sound and lame horses longed on soft and hard surfaces.... Read More

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Researchers Study Connemara Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome

November 30, 2013

The recently discovered hoof condition can strike Connemara ponies down before they reach weanling age.... Read More

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Hoof Kinematics in Mild Lameness Diagnoses

November 27, 2013

Researchers are using hoof kinematics to aid in the diagnosis of mild or subclinical lameness.... Read More

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Examining the Trot to Canter Transition Step by Step

November 25, 2013

The trot to canter transition takes about two-and-a-half strides to complete, researchers learned.... Read More

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High-Tech Horse Scanner is a First for Western Australia

November 16, 2013

Murdoch University's new CT scanner is large enough to accommodate horses, as well as smaller animals. ... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

November 05, 2013

Why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Doppler Ultrasonography for Monitoring Tendonitis in Horses

October 08, 2013

Colors displayed by Doppler ultrasonography could help vets better follow tendonitis' healing processes. ... Read More