Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (tying-up)


Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More


Predicting Atypical Myopathy Survival

June 03, 2015

Specific bloodwork showed differences between horses with atypical myopathy that survived and those that died.... Read More


Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More


Could a Supplement Ease the Effects of Tying Up?

March 23, 2014

Researchers tested a supplement aimed at alleviating tying-up episodes and muscle damage.... Read More


Box Elder Tree Seeds Linked to Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

August 09, 2013

Researchers weed out the causes of deadly seasonal pasture myopathy and atypical myopathy in horses.... Read More


Old School Tying Up Treatment

May 14, 2013

Why have vitamin E/selenium injections prior to whatever led to tying-up in the past been abandoned?... Read More


Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Not Just Tying-Up Anymore

February 12, 2013

Researchers have worked tirelessly to better understand the disorder, its causes, and how to best manage it.... Read More


Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More


Valberg to be Inducted into Equine Research Hall of Fame

September 16, 2012

Valberg will be the first woman inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame.... Read More


Identifying and Managing Acute Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

July 25, 2012

Understanding equine acute rhabdomyolysis can help ensure affected horses receive appropriate veterinary care.... Read More


Exertional Muscle Disorders Topic of 2012 Milne Lecture

June 05, 2012

Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, is the first female to deliver the Milne State-of-the-Art Lecture.... Read More


Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

May 20, 2012

Selenium and vitamin E work together to alleviate muscle damage and signs of tying up in horses.... Read More


Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

June 15, 2011

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through ... Read More


What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More


Neuromuscular Disease Can Lead to Performance Issues

October 24, 2010

Neuromuscular diseases, which affect the function of muscles and the way they interact with the nervous system, can lead to performance issues, said Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, internal medicine clinician and graduate fellow at the U... Read More


Potential Biomarker for Tying-up Found

June 01, 2010

In an equine study using "proteomic" technology that systematically analyzed the proteins in skeletal muscle biopsies, a research team from The Netherlands identified a form of the protein creatine kinase that could be a marker for ac... Read More


Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More


Nutrition Can Help Manage Tying-Up in Sport Horses

May 10, 2010

Thanks to advances in identifying specific causes of tying-up, development of diagnostic tests, and improved recognition of the impact of diet and exercise on horses that tie up, affected horses can be successfully managed. Stephanie Valberg, D... Read More


Genetic Diseases in Horses Reviewed for World Equine Vets

October 31, 2009

While genetic diseases exist in a number of horse breeds, many researchers have focused expressly on issues occurring in the Quarter Horse breed. Thanks to their efforts, genetic tests for several disorders specific to this breed are now... Read More


PSSM Genetic Mutation Reported in Some UK Horse Breeds

June 18, 2009

Collaborative efforts between researchers on both sides of the Atlantic have identified that a genetic mutation in enzyme glycogen synthase 1 (GYS1) is an important cause of polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM, a form of... Read More


UK Incidence of Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy Reported

May 21, 2009

Not only is polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) a common and important muscular disorder in various horse breeds in the United States, but according to a recent research report, it is also a common diagnosis in horses in the Unite... Read More


Muscle Disorders in Warmbloods Easily Diagnosed through Biopsy

April 16, 2008

Owners of Warmbloods with debilitating--or sometimes just plain baffling--muscle disorders can get useful and reliable answers about their horses' conditions through a relatively simple muscle biopsy. So say University of Minnesota researchers,... Read More


Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy: Blame It on the Genes

April 11, 2008

A genetic mutation in an enzyme called muscle glycogen synthase might be responsible for polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM)--a debilitating and life-threatening disease in horses characterized by abnormally high glycogen (the storage form of... Read More


Service Pony Recovers from Health Crisis

April 10, 2008

Thanks to the skill and kindness of several Texas veterinarians, a blind woman's assistive guide pony is recuperating from serious illness.

Trixie is a nearly 14-year-old Pony of the Americas mare, and she has been Tabitha Darling's service... Read More


2007 Morris Animal Foundation Equine Research Wrap-Up

December 14, 2007

The results of equine research funded by the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in 2007 added to scientists' understanding of foal pneumonia, hereditary muscle disorders, laminitis, and pharmacology.

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