Ligament & Tendon Injuries

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New Research Sheds Light on Tendon Injuries in Old Horses

April 21, 2015

The tendon's interfascicular matrix stiffens as it ages, making older horses more susceptible to injury.... Read More

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Study: Western Performance Horses with PSD Benefit from ACS

April 20, 2015

Researchers have found success treating some proximal suspensory desmitis cases with autologous conditioned serum (ACS).... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

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Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

April 08, 2015

Review the options vets have for looking inside horses' bodies to see what's causing a limp, swelling, or pain.... Read More

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The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness sources.... Read More

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The ABCs of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Horses

March 19, 2015

Researchers are studying and using everything from MSCs to PRP and ACS to BMPs. Here are the basics you should know.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2014

March 13, 2015

The incidence of fatal injury for 2014 was 1.89 per 1,000 starts, compared to 1.90 per 1,000 starts in 2013.... Read More

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Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

February 23, 2015

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock.... Read More

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Mending Tendon and Joint Injuries with PRP

February 17, 2015

One vet says early treatment and rehabilitation techniques are key to successful platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.... Read More

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Choose Tendon Injury Cases Carefully for Stem Cell Success

February 15, 2015

Practitioners should choose cases and prepare cells carefully for the best chance of treatment success, one vet says.... Read More

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Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More

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Mistakes in Interpreting Diagnostic Analgesia

February 09, 2015

Veterinarians, avoid these common mistakes to make the most out of your nerve blocks during lameness exams.... Read More

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Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture in Older Horses

January 30, 2015

Horses' superficial digital flexor tendons stiffen as they age, putting the structures at risk of tearing.... Read More

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Using a 'Micro' Scope to Diagnose Equine Stifle Problems

January 25, 2015

Learn how vets are using an arthroscope that's 1.3 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length to evaluate stifle problems.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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Participation Sought on Performance Horse Management Survey

November 11, 2014

The survey is for a study into links between management practices and musculoskeletal health, injury, and performance.... Read More

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Developing the Sport Horse: Common Injuries

October 29, 2014

Learn about three common sport horse injuries and how to prevent and treat them.... Read More

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Kentucky Necropsy Program Disproves 'Bad Step' Myth

October 21, 2014

The program is showing that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions.... Read More

Dr. Tania Perez, a veterinary anesthesiologist, checks the pulse on a horse about to undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan in WSU’s new high-speed spiral CT machine.

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State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

October 11, 2014

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies.... Read More

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Equine Rehabilitation Similar to Sports Therapy for People

October 07, 2014

Vets use rehabilitation to restore normal function following injury, reduce clinical signs, and restore range of motion.... Read More

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Prevention is Better than Cure, Racehorse Owners Say

October 04, 2014

Despite advances in repairing damaged tendons, trainers and owners say they want to prevent injuries in the first place.... Read More

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Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More

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Researchers Unlock Clues about Aging Equine Tendons

August 06, 2014

The research team discovered marked differences in the proteins found in young and old horses' tendons.... Read More

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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

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Check Ligament Surgery Helps Racehorses with SDFT Injuries

July 30, 2014

Of the 332 horses that underwent the procedure, 228 (69%) went on to race post-surgery.... Read More