Recent News for Lameness

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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

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Lingering Lameness

June 04, 2013

Is a two-year-old injury a candidate for adipose-derived regenerative stem cell treatment?... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

Thermal images of the front legs of a horse. Left without a draft, right-cooled drafts two and a half minutes with the speed from 1.3 to 2.6 meters per second right leg significantly.

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Airflow's Impact on Thermographic Readings of Horse Legs

May 29, 2013

Moving air can have a significant effect on thermographic readings of horses' front legs, researchers say.... Read More

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Stabilizing Equine Limb Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2012)

May 24, 2013

Properly stabilizing of equine limb fractures helps improve the chances of successful surgical repair.... Read More

Flexion testing, using the sensor-based system, at the University of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Research Shows Responses to Flexion Tests can be Measured

May 23, 2013

Recent research shows that a sensor-based system can effectively measure a horse’s response to flexion tests.... Read More

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Consider Trotting Speed when Diagnosing Subtle Lameness

May 21, 2013

Slowing down the trot during exams for mildly lame horses could yield more accurate results, researchers say.... Read More

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New Tool Detects Effects of Endophytic Alkaloid Consumption

May 19, 2013

Researchers tested Doppler ultrasonography to detect vasoconstriction due to endophytic alkaloid consumption.... Read More

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Hind-Limb Collateral Ligament Injuries Examined

May 18, 2013

Study results indicate affected horses have a guarded prognosis to return to athletic soundness.... Read More

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How Much Weight Can Horses Comfortably Carry?

May 17, 2013

Horses topped out at 29% of their body weight in a study that evaluated gait changes when loaded.... Read More

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Thermography Aids in Saddle Fit Evaluations

May 08, 2013

More than 50% of horses in a thermography study showed hot spots under saddles after 15 minutes of exercise.... Read More

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Black Onyx Scratched From Kentucky Derby

May 03, 2013

Black Onyx was scratched from the May 4 Kentucky Derby after a chip was found in his left front fetlock.... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy for Lower Leg Wounds on Horses

May 01, 2013

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy could be a promising tool for treating equine lower limb wounds. ... Read More

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Bandages for Fracture Stabilization Evaluated (AAEP 2012)

April 29, 2013

Researchers evaluated Robert Jones bandage application methods to determine the best way to limit limb motion.... Read More

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Therapeutic Ultrasound Settings for Horses Identified

April 23, 2013

Researchers identified what ultrasound settings achieve adequate temperature increases to be therapeutic.... Read More