Recent News for Lameness

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St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

December 02, 2013

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. ... Read More

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Asleep on His Feet

December 02, 2013

Equids (horses, asses, and zebras) are the only animals that sleep standing up. ... Read More

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A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

December 01, 2013

A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how to treat them. ... Read More

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Researchers Study Connemara Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome

November 30, 2013

The recently discovered hoof condition can strike Connemara ponies down before they reach weanling age.... Read More

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Christmas Comes Early for Thoroughbred Rescue

November 29, 2013

CANTER California became a beneficiary as Ice Horse transitions to a new product line.... Read More

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Hoof Kinematics in Mild Lameness Diagnoses

November 27, 2013

Researchers are using hoof kinematics to aid in the diagnosis of mild or subclinical lameness.... Read More

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Examining the Trot to Canter Transition Step by Step

November 25, 2013

The trot to canter transition takes about two-and-a-half strides to complete, researchers learned.... Read More

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High-Tech Horse Scanner is a First for Western Australia

November 16, 2013

Murdoch University's new CT scanner is large enough to accommodate horses, as well as smaller animals. ... Read More

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Joint Injections

November 11, 2013

When injecting multiple joints, is it unusual for one joint to show more improvement than the other?... Read More

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Six Veterinarian-Approved Saddle-Fit Tips

November 11, 2013

On a quest for the perfect saddle and the best fit? Here are a few words of advice from veterinarians. ... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contender Has Successful Surgery

November 08, 2013

Centralinteligence underwent successful surgery after sustaining a hairline condylar fracture.... Read More

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Researchers Study Sesamoid Bone Shape Differences

November 08, 2013

Researchers found that none of the evaluated bones showed significant shape changes after training and racing.... Read More

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Managing the Club Foot

November 07, 2013

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead 
productive lives. ... Read More

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Researchers Study Racehorses' Bone Fatigue Life

November 06, 2013

Researchers are studying how well racehorses' subchondral bone stands up to repeated pressure.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

November 05, 2013

Why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Secret Compass Euthanized after Suffering Condylar Fracture

November 02, 2013

The 2-year-old filly suffered a condylar fracture during the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race.... Read More

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Equine Joint Injection Simulator Created for Vet Students

November 01, 2013

The simulator allows students practice joint injections before trying their hands at injecting a live horse. ... Read More

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What are Third Trochanter Fractures in Horses?

October 30, 2013

Researchers say third trochanter fractures probably aren't career ending and generally heal without surgery. ... Read More

Photo Courtesy of Animal Health Trust - for use in Making Strides July 2013 issue

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Making Great Strides

October 29, 2013

The Animal Health Trust orthopedics team performs cutting-edge research of equine anatomy and function. ... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Sprint Contender Fatally Injured in Workout

October 28, 2013

Points Offthebench, a 4-year-old gelding, suffered condylar fracture in his right front fetlock.... Read More

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What's a Splint?

October 24, 2013

Learn about the splint bones, common problems, and treatments to alleviate those problems.... Read More

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CSU Surgeon Honored for Research that Helps Horses, Humans

October 24, 2013

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith received the Jacob Markowitz Award for outstanding contributions to medicine.... Read More

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Do Horses with Osteochondral Lesions Always Need Surgery?

October 16, 2013

Osteochondral lesions on young horses' X rays might appear worrisome, but surgery isn't always necessary.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Confounding Conformation

October 15, 2013

Of 766 voters, 29% said they worry most about buck or calf knees. ... Read More

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Researchers Study Head, Neck Positions' Effects on Muscles

October 11, 2013

Researchers evaluated the activity of three muscles when horses worked in different head and neck positions.... Read More