Musculoskeletal System

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Education

October 16, 2017

Look for equine bone and joint health resources Oct. 16-22 on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Equine Stereotypies: Vice or Coping Mechanism?

October 12, 2017

Researchers are studying these behaviors and how they can affect equine health and welfare.... Read More

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Resistance Bands Help Strengthen Horses' Core Muscles

October 11, 2017

After four weeks of resistance band training, horses showed less unwanted vertebral movement along the back.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.

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Equine Intra-Articular Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

October 07, 2017

Pharmacological osteoarthritis therapy focuses on preventing or reducing pain and improving joint function.... Read More

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Piecing Together the Performance Horse Puzzle

October 06, 2017

Combine nutrition, exercise, and veterinary care to create the perfect picture of performance horse health.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

October 06, 2017

Know how your horse's body reacts to cold weather and train accordingly to make the most of the chilly months ahead.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Scientists Use Algorithms to Improve Ridden Horse Welfare

October 02, 2017

Researchers hope to help equestrians polish skills on a simulator to ensure good equine welfare when they ride a horse.... Read More

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Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More

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CT Scans Allows Quantitative Wobbler Syndrome Evaluation

September 26, 2017

Quantitative information provides better data for determining treatment and prognosis, researchers said.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

September 20, 2017

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 19, 2017

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Thursday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 14, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Day 1 educational sessions at the 2017 British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

September 13, 2017

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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Scientists Study How Hard Horses Kick

September 09, 2017

Knowing those forces could pave the way for safer stables and interactions with (and between) horses, researchers say.... Read More

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Can a Horse's Leg 'Fall Asleep'?

August 31, 2017

What might cause a horse to scratch or drag a leg while he's lying down? ... Read More

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Scientists Work to Measure Equine Back Pain Objectively

August 30, 2017

Objective measurements can lead to more targeted therapy and provide a basis for comparison as the horse improves.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

August 27, 2017

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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Short-, Long-Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms Studied

August 23, 2017

There were no musculoskeletal differences between treatment and control horses, but there were behavioral differences.... Read More

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Inclines, Declines, and Horse Energy Exertion

August 20, 2017

Horses' oxygen consumption and cardiac output decreased by an average of 24% and 9%, respectively, when going downhill.... Read More

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Does Equine Lameness Need to be Redefined?

August 15, 2017

Researchers say "lameness" should be redefined to reflect new digital assessment techniques to detect gait asymmetries.... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More