Musculoskeletal System

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Aquatic Exercise's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 27, 2015

Underwater treadmill therapy can significantly improve balance control in horses with osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Acquires Standing MRI

February 26, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists signed an agreement to install the unit at its facility near Belmont Park.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

February 24, 2015

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said.... Read More

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Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

February 23, 2015

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock.... Read More

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Study: Genetic Differences in Racing, Cutting Quarter Horses

February 22, 2015

Researchers identified specific genes that distinguish racing-type Quarter Horses from cutting-type Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Study: Pawing Could be Indicative of Discomfort

February 21, 2015

Pawing could be a learned behavior that might reflect an effort to ease pain in the limbs or abdomen, researchers said.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Need Amino Acids in Their Diets?

February 19, 2015

Amino acids are one of the most significant pieces of the puzzle in a horse's diet and are used to build protein.... Read More

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Pool Advances Equine Orthopedic Surgery

February 13, 2015

Learn about the New Bolton Center's recovery pool and how it helps horses following surgery.... Read More

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A Review of Imaging Options for Subtle Lamenesses

February 11, 2015

A veterinarian weighs in on radiographs, nuclear scintigraphy, and standing MRI for diagnosing subtle lamenesses.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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Studying Exercising Arrhythmias in Sport Horses

February 05, 2015

Researchers at the University of Bern are studying cardiac adaptations to training in eventing and endurance horses.... Read More

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

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Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture in Older Horses

January 30, 2015

Horses' superficial digital flexor tendons stiffen as they age, putting the structures at risk of tearing.... Read More

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Measuring Horses' Skin Temperature Changes Underwater

January 29, 2015

Infrared thermography (IRT) appears effective at measuring a horse's skin temperature during water treadmill exercise.... Read More

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Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More

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Conditioning Horses for Peak Performance

January 27, 2015

Do you have the winter blues? Start planning your horse's fitness program for spring riding and competition.... Read More

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Catastrophic Equine Injuries' Impact on Jockey Injuries

January 26, 2015

Reducing the prevalence of catastrophic equine injuries and sudden deaths could help improve jockey safety.... Read More

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Using a 'Micro' Scope to Diagnose Equine Stifle Problems

January 25, 2015

Learn how vets are using an arthroscope that's 1.3 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length to evaluate stifle problems.... Read More

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Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

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Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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NYRA Announces Additional Safety Protocols

January 19, 2015

The additional protocols come in the wake of a recent rash of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack.... Read More

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.

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Palm Meadows Training Center Adds Standing MRI Unit

January 14, 2015

The standing MRI is the first installed at a Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America, officials say.... Read More

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'Inflamm-Aging,' Satellite Cells, and the Equine Athlete

January 14, 2015

Researchers are looking for ways to help aging equine athletes through so-called "satellite cells."... Read More

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Australian Racehorse Wastage Evaluated

January 13, 2015

Researchers believe improved training and breeding could lead to reduced wastage and more "viable" horses.... Read More