Recent News for Lameness

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Preparing Joint Injection Sites in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 09, 2013

When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of infections.... Read More

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Limb Positioning for Assessing Joints via X Ray (AAEP 2012)

April 08, 2013

How a horse is positioned while X rays are taken significantly affects joint balance, researchers say.... Read More

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Cold Weather Leg Wrapping

April 02, 2013

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

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Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

April 02, 2013

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems.... Read More

These images show the difference in pressure distribution between a horse ridden at the sitting trot wearing no saddle pad (left) vs. a sheepskin saddle pad (right).

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Saddle Pad Science

April 01, 2013

Researchers are learning how different pads stack up for keeping our horses happy and healthy under saddle.... Read More

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Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More

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Gluck Research Foundation Releases Fourth Research Report

March 28, 2013

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its 2012 Research Report in March. ... Read More

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MRI to Evaluate Suspensory, Sesamoid Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 27, 2013

Researchers say MRI is invaluable for identifying suspensory ligament lesions and sesamoid bone damage.... Read More

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Evaluating Joint Infections Using SAA Levels (AAEP 2012)

March 25, 2013

Researchers evaluated a new method that could help vets monitor joint infections' response to treatment.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

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Stem Cell Approach Ineffective for SDFT Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 15, 2013

Researchers found no significant improvement in SDFT injuries treated with mesenchymal stem cells.... Read More

Ultrasound of horses with arytnoid chondritis (right) revealed abnormally shaped and sized cartilages and abnormal echogenecity compared to horses without the disorder (left).

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Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 11, 2013

Ultrasonography could be a valuable adjunct tool for diagnosing equine arytenoid chondritis.... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More

This 3D reconstruction shows a comminuted fracture in the long pastern.

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CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 01, 2013

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography.... Read More

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Hind-Limb Flexion Test Times Compared (AAEP 2012)

February 28, 2013

In this particular study, the 5- and 60-second flexions did not yield the same results.... Read More

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Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness (AAEP 2012)

February 24, 2013

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness.... Read More

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Using MRI and Scintigraphy to Diagnose Suspensory Injuries (AAEP 2012)

February 22, 2013

Using both MRI and scintigraphy could be beneficial when diagnosing suspensory-ligament-related injuries... Read More

The MRI on the left of a control horse (left) shows no identifiable changes, while the MRI from a case horses (right) shows increased bone density in the condyle.

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MRI to Identify Bone Changes in Racehorses (AAEP 2012)

February 21, 2013

MRI could detect bone changes indicating a horse is at risk for catastrophic fractures before accidents occur.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Standardbred Racehorse Deaths Probed

February 11, 2013

Authorities are investigating two unrelated incidents occurring 15 minutes apart at The Meadows Racetrack.... Read More

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Using Intra-Articular Corticosteroids (AAEP 2012)

February 11, 2013

With appropriate care and use, vets can mitigate some risks associated with intra-articular corticosteroids.... Read More

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Decoding Small Intestine Problems with Ultrasound (AAEP 2012)

February 09, 2013

Ultrasound can be a valuable aid to practitioners when assessing the cause and severity of colic.... Read More

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Keeneland: No Plans to Ditch Polytrack

February 08, 2013

The racetrack has no intention to remove its Polytrak surface after this year's spring meet. ... Read More

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Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 08, 2013

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. ... Read More

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Joint Supplement Choices

February 01, 2013

Nutraceuticals such as joint supplements have become popular preventative therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More