Musculoskeletal System

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Study: Cantering Helps Maintain Racehorse Fitness

May 25, 2017

Cantering kept racehorses fitter during periods of reduced exercise intensity than walking or staying stalled.... 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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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... 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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Know the Signs of EPM, a Master of Disguise

May 16, 2017

With an early diagnosis and prompt treatment, horses can improve significantly and could return to normal activity.... 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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Limb Sensors for Equine Diagnostics, Performance Evaluations

May 01, 2017

Researchers say inertial measurement units could aid in more accurate veterinary diagnoses and performance evaluations.... 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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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

Jenny Caras and Forty are headed to their first Rolex this year. Preparing for the event has taken six years of training and conditioning.

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Getting Ready for Rolex: By the Numbers

April 21, 2017

How many trot sets and calories does a horse require to get Rolex-ready? Join "Forty" as he preps for the grueling test.... Read More

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Feeding Type-1 PSSM Horses

April 17, 2017

Balanced nutrition and exercise can help horses with type-1 PSSM lead active, healthy lives.... Read More

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Subtle Signs of Improper Saddle Fit

April 16, 2017

A saddle fitter shares some early warning signs that your tack and your horse's back aren't meshing.... 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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Condition Your Horse Like a Pro

April 12, 2017

How to help performance horses of all types reach peak fitness.... 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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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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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

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Managing 'Broken' Horses in Emergency Situations

March 28, 2017

Sedation and bandaging can help buy time for a thorough exam and to make a thoughtful decision about the horse's future.... Read More