Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

Students must perfect skills such as making incisions, stanching blood flow and stitching wounds before they conduct surgery on real patients.

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CSU Equine Surgeons Develop Lifelike Surgical Models

May 24, 2015

The products allow students to practice and refine surgical skills on realistic models that even ooze "blood."... Read More

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Researchers Study Uterine Torsion Outcomes

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that, overall, 90.5% of mares and 82.3% of foals survived to hospital discharge following treatment.... Read More

Mesenchymal stem cells captured in microcapsules. Each microcapsule is roughly 40 micrometers across.

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Encapsulated Stem Cells Could Accelerate Wound Healing

May 04, 2015

Equine stem cells confined inside tiny capsules secrete substances that help heal simulated wounds in cell cultures.... Read More

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10 Equine Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Resources

April 30, 2015

Rehabilitating and reconditioning injured or out-of-shape horses can be daunting, but don't worry … we're here to help. ... Read More

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Novel Use for the 'Tie Forward' Procedure in Horses

April 30, 2015

Often used to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the technique also appears useful for treating dysphagia.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Stem Cells for Equine Joint Therapy

April 29, 2015

Equine athletes often require supportive care for their musculoskeletal systems, and stem cells can fill that need.... Read More

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Study: Western Performance Horses with PSD Benefit from ACS

April 20, 2015

Researchers have found success treating some proximal suspensory desmitis cases with autologous conditioned serum (ACS).... Read More

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Bogers Receives $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

April 18, 2015

Dr. Sophie H. Bogers' research focuses on using stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

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Choosing Cases and Using MSCs for Equine Joint Injuries

April 10, 2015

Learn how one veterinarian chooses cases and uses mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat horses with joint injuries.... Read More

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The ABCs of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Horses

March 19, 2015

Researchers are studying and using everything from MSCs to PRP and ACS to BMPs. Here are the basics you should know.... Read More

Researchers tested the safety of stem cell injections in horses' subconjunctiva. This image shows a subconjunctiva immediately following stem cell injection.

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Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

March 18, 2015

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Mending Tendon and Joint Injuries with PRP

February 17, 2015

One vet says early treatment and rehabilitation techniques are key to successful platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.... Read More

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Choose Tendon Injury Cases Carefully for Stem Cell Success

February 15, 2015

Practitioners should choose cases and prepare cells carefully for the best chance of treatment success, one vet says.... 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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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

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CSU Receives $42.5 Million Gift for Regenerative Medicine

December 30, 2014

John and Leslie Malone committed $42.5 million to develop regenerative medical therapies for animals and people.... Read More

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Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

December 09, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of surgically managed horses and 61% of medically managed horses survived.... Read More

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USEF Issues Joint Injection, Shock Wave Withdrawal Times

November 26, 2014

Joint injections have a four-day withdrawal time and shock wave has a three-day withdrawal time from competition.... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Host Imaging for Surgery Lecture

November 18, 2014

Surgeon Eric Parente, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will discuss breakthroughs in imaging for large animal surgery.... Read More

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Surgical Technique Prevents Large Colon Entrapment

November 11, 2014

The minimally invasive procedure can help prevent large colon entrapment recurrence, new research shows.... Read More

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Developing the Sport Horse: Common Injuries

October 29, 2014

Learn about three common sport horse injuries and how to prevent and treat them.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Colic Surgery

October 15, 2014

Veterinary technicians play many roles before, during, and after colic surgery. Learn more about their roles.... Read More

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Surgical Procedure Helps Horses with Nasopharyngeal Collapse

October 12, 2014

Researchers tested the technique on horses with poor performance and respiratory noise.... Read More