Recent News for Lameness

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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

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New Hope for Horses with Fibrotic Myopathy

July 16, 2013

Laser surgery might soon be a high-tech treatment option for horses with gait-altering fibrotic myopathy. ... Read More

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Ringbone Treatment Options

July 15, 2013

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More

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LSU Acquires New Nuclear Medicine Unit

July 12, 2013

The nuclear medicine unit will allow veterinarians perform state-of-the-art bone scans on horses. ... Read More

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CT for Diagnosing Lung Disease in Foals

July 08, 2013

Veterinarians are taking a page from human medicine books by using CT to evaluate pulmonary disease in foals.... Read More

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Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More

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Luitpold Provides Update on Adequan Availability

July 02, 2013

Luitpold Animal Health issued an update June 27 on the drug's current and future availability. ... Read More

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Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More

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Preakness Runner-Up Sidelined with Pelvic Fracture

June 19, 2013

Itsmyluckyday is expected to miss four months of training with a slight fracture of the ilium.... Read More

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Racehorse Point of Entry Suffers Condylar Fracture

June 10, 2013

Point of Entry suffered a condylar fracture in his left hind cannon bone and will have surgery. ... Read More

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Shoeing Techniques to Optimize Hind Hoof Unrollment

June 09, 2013

Researchers evaluated shoeing options to optimize hind hoof unrollment (or toe movement through the stride).... Read More

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Equine Muscle Matters Reviewed

June 07, 2013

Learn about equine muscle metabolism and how equine muscle mass is regulated.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis in Yearlings and Future Racing Performance

June 05, 2013

The number and severity of lesions present could impact a horse's future racing performance.... Read More