Recent News for Lameness

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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

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Doppler Ultrasonography for Monitoring Tendonitis in Horses

October 08, 2013

Colors displayed by Doppler ultrasonography could help vets better follow tendonitis' healing processes. ... Read More

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2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Shanghai Bobby Retired

September 30, 2013

Shanghai Bobby sustained a suspensory ligament injury and was subsequently retired.... Read More

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Adequan Slowly Returning to Market

September 17, 2013

While Adequan IM has slowly begun returning to the market, the drug will remain in short supply for a time.... Read More

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Equine JOCC Project Conclusions Revealed

September 11, 2013

Researchers confirmed what some believed all along: JOCC might be one disease, but it’s a very complex one.... Read More

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New York Racing Regulators Reinstate Corticosteroid Rules

September 09, 2013

The rule requires a claimed horse's trainer to provide details on injections given within 30 of claiming.... Read More

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Re-evaluating Therapeutic Shoeing

September 09, 2013

Would you recommend going back to basics with a therapeutically shod horse to evaluate the issue's root cause?... Read More

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Equine Osteochondrosis Terminology Revamped

September 07, 2013

A better understanding of the lesions found in growing horse skeletons has led to clearer terminology.... Read More

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Osteoarthritis and IRAP

September 02, 2013

How long will a horse remain sound after successful IRAP treatment? ... Read More

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Lameness Head to Foot, Part 1: Lower Limbs

September 01, 2013

Learn how veterinarians get to the bottom of lower-limb problems in the first of this two-part series.... Read More

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New Osteochondrosis Lesion Scoring System Developed

August 27, 2013

French researchers tested the new grading scale on 392 young horses screened for osteochondrosis.... Read More

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Equine Gait Analysis Takes Step Forward

August 19, 2013

Researchers used sensors to measure a horse's movements and quantify limb movement outside a gait laboratory.... Read More

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Equine Surgeon Cheetham Named First Zweig Research Scientist

August 16, 2013

The position will fund Cheetham’s research into diagnosing and treating recurrent laryngeal paralysis.... Read More