Recent News for Lameness

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Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf

August 01, 2014

The move comes following another breakdown, the fifth since July 17, on the newly installed turf course.... Read More

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Apply With Caution: Is Your Topical Treatment Show-Safe?

August 01, 2014

Some topicals contain illegal substances that could result in a medication disqualification at your next show.... Read More

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10 Equine Joint Health Resources on TheHorse.com

July 31, 2014

Learn about options for keeping horses' joints healthy and for treating those that have developed problems. ... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... 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: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Commentary: Keeping the Promise

July 22, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor shares thoughts on a promise to keep racehorses safe on all track surfaces.... Read More

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Commentary: Using a 'Checklist' Mindset for Racehorses

July 16, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares how a checklist could benefit racehorse health.... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses: More Questions than Answers

July 16, 2014

Learn about this difficult-to-diagnose disease, what clinical signs to watch for, and how vets treat it.... Read More

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Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

July 16, 2014

Researchers found that clenbuterol reduced body fat percentage in both resting and working horses.... Read More

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Infographic: Botulism

July 14, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

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Researchers Link Gene Mutation to All Gaited Breeds

July 13, 2014

Researchers found the so-called Gait Keeper gene mutation in different gaited breeds across the planet.... Read More

The seat of the saddle tips back. The panels of the saddle have contact with the horse’s back at the front and the back but not under the middle of the saddle. This is called bridging and causes focal pressure under the front and back of the saddle.

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Study: Ill-fitting Saddles Behind Horse, Rider Back Pain

July 12, 2014

Researchers associated ill-fitting saddles with equine back issues, a stilted gait, and rider back pain. ... Read More

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Panel: Culture Change Needed in Thoroughbred Racing

July 09, 2014

Panelists pushed for better communication and more transparency to help keep racehorses safe.... Read More

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Why Are American Thoroughbreds Racing Less Frequently?

July 09, 2014

Panelists discussed if equine fragility, medications, and economics could result in fewer race starts.... Read More

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FEI Seeks to Improve Vaulting Horse Welfare

July 08, 2014

As vaulters' movements become more complex, the horse's continued welfare is an important issue for the FEI.... Read More

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Identifying At-Risk Racehorses a Priority

July 08, 2014

The Thoroughbred industry is pushing the need to identify racehorses at risk of catastrophic injury.... Read More

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Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... 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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Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID?

July 01, 2014

Researchers found that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size and other details.... Read More

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Infographic: Navicular Disease

June 30, 2014

Learn about navicular disease, a common condition that causes up to 1/3 of all front-limb equine lamenesses.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

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Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

The VMTH’s specialty services are supported by several ancillary services such as its diagnostic imaging service, which provides MRI, computed tomography, radiography, and fluoroscopy for equine patients.

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MRI Resources on TheHorse.com

June 26, 2014

Here are 10 resources about MRI and some of the ailments it can help identify available free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

June 21, 2014

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more.... Read More