Pain Management

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NYRA Challenges N.Y. Times Injury Rate Methodology

April 13, 2012

The NYRA is challenging the New York Times' methodology used to determine racehorse injury rates.... Read More

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Physiology Modifiers in Joint Disease Reviewed (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

One presenter reviewed the mechanisms behind drugs used to treat joint disease in horses.... Read More

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NYSRWB Officially Launches Racehorse Fatality Database

April 02, 2012

The database consists of data from NYSRWB employees at every Thoroughbred and Standardbred track in the state.... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Horses

April 01, 2012

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might benefit horses with certain injuries or illnesses; more research is needed.... Read More

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Sen. Udall: 'Corruption' in Horse Racing Alarming

March 27, 2012

In the wake of a March 25 New York Times report, Udall renewed his call for safety and integrity regulation.... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

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CHRB Medication Committee Names Advisory Panel

March 08, 2012

The panel will provide insight on various health issues for the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee.... Read More

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Jockey Club Sets Up Racehorse Injury Reporting Website

March 06, 2012

More than a dozen racetracks have committed to publishing their statistics from the Equine Injury Database.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Acupuncture and Managing Pain in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 28, 2012

Clinical trials still yield a mixed bag of results for acupuncture's efficacy in treating equine ailments.... Read More

A horse undergoing a computed tomographic examination to determine the cause of lameness in the lower limb. This short procedure requires general anesthesia, but can be useful for finding subtle lesions in the limbs.

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Practical Methods for Preventing Fractures in Racehorses

February 26, 2012

Researchers have discovered ways to identify horses that might be predisposed to fracturing their limbs.... Read More

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Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 26, 2012

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans.... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More

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Repairing Jaw Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 02, 2012

Despite their ghastly appearance most jaw fractures can be repaired relatively easily in a field setting.... Read More

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Hydrotherapy to Rehabilitate Injuries in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 30, 2012

Veterinarians can prescribe aquatic therapy in the form of swimming pools or underwater treadmills.... Read More

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PRP, Bone Marrow for Tendon/Ligament Injuries (AAEP 2011)

January 21, 2012

Mixed study results indicate more research is needed to determine dosing frequency and therapeutic window.... Read More

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Joint Lubrication and Injury Response (AAEP 2011)

January 19, 2012

Treatment goals should be to aid in performance without eliminating the joint's natural response to injury.... Read More

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Kissing Spines: Common, But Not Career-Ending (AAEP 2011)

January 18, 2012

Kissing spines are more likely to cause clinical problems in certain breeds, disciplines, and age groups.... Read More

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The Latest Insights into Managing Joint Disease in Horses

January 17, 2012

Topical anti-inflammatories, hyaluronic acid, and shock wave therapy are among the popular treatment options.... Read More

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Managing Neck and Back Pain in Sport Horses

January 11, 2012

A thorough physical examination and tailored therapeutic approach can help relieve equine neck and back pain.... Read More

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Back Pain in Horses Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 07, 2012

Topics discussed included diagnostic methods, types of back pain, kissing spines, and treatment methods. ... Read More

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Biologic/Therapeutic Lameness Treatments (AAEP 2011)

January 06, 2012

New insights on stem cell harvesting, antibiotics with stem cell use, and many more lameness treatments.... Read More

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Sport Horse/Jumpers Practice Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 26, 2011

Attendees discussed the horse's overall work program, assessment, conditioning strategies, and more.... Read More

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Sports Injury Rehabilitation Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 13, 2011

Topics discussed included soft tissue injuries, post-operative and posttrauma care, and neck and back pain.... Read More

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Track Veterinarians See Progress in Equine Health, Safety

December 08, 2011

The racing industry is making significant progress in identifying causes for equine injuries, two vets agree.... Read More