Recovering from Injury & Surgery

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Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

September 30, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More

Advantages to standing sedated castrations include avoiding potential issues associated with putting a horse under anesthesia.

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Castration: The When and How

September 26, 2014

Science trumps tradition when it comes to gelding male horses.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Types

September 18, 2014

Researchers looked at the support that bandages used after colic surgeries provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More

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Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

September 06, 2014

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim.... Read More

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Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should

August 12, 2014

Sometimes it's better to scale back an older horse's athletic endeavors than risk an injury. ... Read More

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Check Ligament Surgery Helps Racehorses with SDFT Injuries

July 30, 2014

Of the 332 horses that underwent the procedure, 228 (69%) went on to race post-surgery.... Read More

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Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Surgical Strangulation Colic Survival Rates

July 04, 2014

Researchers found that avoiding small intestine resection, when possible, can help reduce complications.... Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know: Colic

July 03, 2014

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

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Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated

July 02, 2014

Yearlings that had surgical treatment for hock osteochondrosis (OC) performed as well as those without OC.... Read More

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Showground Shock Wave

June 23, 2014

Shock wave is a proven therapy frequently seen (and heard) at horse shows.... Read More

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When the Horse Owner Goes Lame

June 17, 2014

Have you ever sustained an injury that kept you away from your horses? How did you cope?... Read More

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What Makes Horses More or Less Likely to Miss Training Days?

June 17, 2014

Factors such as the animal's history appear to make horses more or less likely to miss training days.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bleeding in Australian Racehorses

June 03, 2014

Researchers found that epistaxis occurred in approximately 0.2% of their study population.... Read More

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Equine Laparoscopic Castration's Success Rates Studied

May 28, 2014

Vets found that testosterone production and stallionlike behavior persist in some horses following castration.... Read More

Wise Dan arrives at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm.

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Wise Dan Returns Home from Rood & Riddle

May 22, 2014

Wise Dan had a spring in his step after arriving at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm on May 21.... Read More

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Champion Racehorse Wise Dan Undergoes Colic Surgery

May 16, 2014

Wise Dan was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for emergency surgery, trainer Charlie LoPresti said.... Read More

Icabad Crane, Preakness Stakes 2008

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Why Aren't There More Icabad Cranes?

May 14, 2014

If you could turn any famous racehorse into a sport horse, who would it be and why?... Read More

Dr. Andrew Smith, a UF large animal surgery resident, is shown with a horse he helped to treat.

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UF Large Animal Surgery Resident Receives National Award

May 07, 2014

Dr. Andrew Smith's interests include equine diagnostic imaging, orthopedic and upper airway surgery, and more.... Read More

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An Ounce of Prevention

May 06, 2014

What preventive methods do you use to keep your senior horses healthy and happy?... Read More

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Researchers Study SDF Tendonitis in Cutting Horses

April 30, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of affected cutting horses returned to their previous level of work.... Read More

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Surgically Treating 'Kissing Spines' in the Standing Horse

April 23, 2014

The team found that the standing procedure yielded similar results to surgery done under general anesthesia. ... Read More

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Rehabilitating Senior Horses from Injuries

April 22, 2014

Have you brought an older horse back to work after an injury?... Read More

Article

Will My Horse Survive Colic Surgery?

April 03, 2014

There are no easy answers when it comes to colic surgery, just as there are no easy decisions.... Read More

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Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More