Recent News for Lameness

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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

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Poll Recap: Joint Injections

August 13, 2013

Of the 703 voters, 484 (69%) indicated they never have their horses' joints injected... Read More

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Some Osteochondral Lesions Could Resolve Naturally

August 11, 2013

Research shows that many radiographic findings in weanlings can change--usually for the better--within a year.... Read More

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Adequan Could Return to Market Later this Month

August 05, 2013

The manufacturer anticipates the release of Adequan products to the market beginning in late August 2013.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

August 01, 2013

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and whom to call for help.... Read More

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Equine Pastern Dermatitis: A Pathologist's Perspective

August 01, 2013

A correct and early diagnosis can greatly expedite pastern dermatitis' resolution.... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More

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Venograms and Laminitis

July 22, 2013

What is a venogram and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More

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Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

July 21, 2013

Learn about healthy hoof conformation and common, potentially function-affecting abnormalities.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More