Recent News for Bone & Joint Problems

UC Davis' new portable PET scanner is the first of its kind to be used to image horses.

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UC Davis Acquires First Equine PET Scanner

May 24, 2016

PET reveals activity at the molecular level and detects changes in tissue before the size or shape is modified.... Read More

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Equine Fractures: What's Fixable?

May 20, 2016

Technological advances and improved surgical procedures mean horses have a better chance of surviving a fracture.... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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A Pain in the SI Joint

May 18, 2016

Sacroiliac disease can affect any horse, potentially limiting performance abilities.... Read More

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Can a Smartphone Help Diagnose Subtle Lamenesses?

May 11, 2016

Gait analysis applications on a smartphone can give reliable data to help detect hind limb lameness issues in horses.... Read More

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Could SAA Testing Reveal Specific Injuries in Racehorses?

May 10, 2016

Soft tissue damage resulted in a larger increase in SAA levels than bone and joint injuries, researchers found.... Read More

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The Prepurchase Exam: What to Expect

May 03, 2016

The decision to buy a horse is a big one, and the prepurchase exam is an important step in the process.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Splints

May 03, 2016

Splint bone injuries are common in both working and pastured horses. Here's what you should know. ... Read More

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Protein and Amino Acids for Equine Exercise Demand

May 02, 2016

Find out how amino acids play a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the equine body. ... Read More

The author’s own horse Lyric was involved in the study. Lyric is attached to a novel urine collection device that allowed the researchers to conduct their work.

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Firocoxib Study Leads to Equine Canada Rule Change

May 01, 2016

Firocoxib is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat musculoskeletal inflammation and pain in horses.... Read More

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University of Tennessee to Host Equine Podiatry Conference

April 30, 2016

The preconference workshop and conference for vets and farriers will take place May 20 and 21, respectively.... Read More

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TMJ Inflammation's Impact on Chewing in Horses

April 30, 2016

Unilateral TMJ inflammation not only affects the way horses chew but also likely creates a certain level of pain. ... Read More

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Summit to Cover Racehorse Nutrition, Biosecurity, and More

April 28, 2016

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will also feature talks on equine injuries, respiratory health, and more.... Read More

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Three-Day Eventing Horse Inspections

April 27, 2016

Here's what to know about horse inspections, which are designed to evaluate the horse's fitness to compete.... Read More

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Nerve Blocks: Work From the Bottom Up?

April 26, 2016

Researchers hope study results will help them establish guidelines for administering nerve blocks in horses' hind limbs.... Read More

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Limiting Race Training Distances Can Reduce Injury Risk

April 26, 2016

Standardbreds training over shorter distances lost fewer training days to injury, but still raced successfully.... Read More

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Surgeon Ortved Joins New Bolton Center

April 25, 2016

Dr. Kyla Ortved specializes in orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopy, tenoscopy, and fracture repair.... Read More

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Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Melissa Siard

April 23, 2016

Siard is studying inflamm-aging in senior horses, polyphenols as anti-inflammatory treatments, and more.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

April 20, 2016

A veterinarian and an equine behaviorist describes behavioral signs of pain in horses.... Read More

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7 Conformation Flaws: Piecing Together What We Know

April 19, 2016

What impact do structural deviations really have on your horse's soundness and performance? Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Lecture on Robotics-Controlled Imaging System Scheduled

April 15, 2016

The presentation on the Equimagine system will take place May 6 at the Penn Vet New Bolton Center.... Read More

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University of Wisconsin Secures New Nuclear Imaging System

April 13, 2016

Nuclear scintigraphy is especially useful for honing in on the locations of active bone conditions in horses.... Read More

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IDDSP Surgery Type's Impact on Race Performance

April 13, 2016

Racing performance was unaltered regardless of which technique was used to correct soft palate displacement.... Read More

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HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More