Recent News for Bone & Joint Problems

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Risk Factors for Epistaxis in Jump Racehorses Examined

August 31, 2015

Risk factors for equine nosebleeds appear to include age at first start, running on firm ground, and more.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

Experts from three continents gathered at a special two-day equine surfaces forum held at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne last month.

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Equine Surface Experts Reach Footing Consensus

August 26, 2015

The experts agree that research results could evolve into standards that can help protect horses and riders.... Read More

Does this look like a mythical creature? It's actually part of a gait laboratory assessment of an ataxic horse!

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Yes, Your Horse is Neurologic (Or No, He Isn't)

August 26, 2015

Equine veterinarians confirm motion capture could be useful for objective measurements of ataxia, or incoordination.... Read More

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MacNamara Joins Bolton Center Equine Field Service Team

August 25, 2015

Dr. Brian MacNamara has special interests in lameness and the causes of poor performance in the equine athlete.... Read More

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Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More

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Maintain Health, Prepare Properly for a Sustainable Athlete

August 20, 2015

Horses could be more sustainable athletes if riders condition them better and monitor their health and fitness often.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More

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Do Western Saddles Distribute Pressure Evenly?

August 10, 2015

While Western saddles had uneven pressure distribution, study horses showed no signs of saddle-related discomfort.... Read More

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Offers New MRI Service

July 30, 2015

The new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005 and used until recently.... Read More

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Signs That Your Saddle Doesn't Fit Your Horse

July 28, 2015

Watch for these telltale signs of poor saddle fit in your horse's body, behavior, and movement.... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More

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What Do the Sweat Marks Under Your Saddle Mean?

July 17, 2015

From excessive dirt accumulation to dry spots, here's what the sweat patterns under your saddle are really telling you.... Read More

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Summit Examines Injury Databases, Post-Mortem Programs

July 15, 2015

The racehorse welfare and safety summit also covered racetrack surfaces, continuing education, and more.... Read More

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AAEP to Host Focus on Poor Performance Educational Event

July 15, 2015

The event is designed to help vets assess, diagnose, and treat a range of performance-limiting diseases and conditions.... Read More

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Valberg Named MSU McPhail Dressage Chair

July 14, 2015

Dr. Stephanie Valberg assumes her position at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Nov. 1.... Read More

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Researchers Study Impact's Impact on Bone Health

July 13, 2015

Finite-element modeling is providing a more in-depth look at equine joint health under varying loading conditions.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

July 08, 2015

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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University of Bristol Installs Equine Standing MRI Unit

July 07, 2015

The MRI unit adds to the school's imaging modalities, including a CT, radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and more. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Wenying Zhu

June 27, 2015

Zhu's research focused on evaluating intra-articular glucocorticoid therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More

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Problems With Previcox Overdose

June 23, 2015

What can happen if a horse overdoses on Previcox? A veterinarian shares his insight.... Read More