Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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Joint Infection Risk and Other 2011 Sports Medicine Studies

November 12, 2011

One study evaluated the effects of needle size and clipping hair on debris found in joints after injection.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Equine Digestive Health

November 05, 2011

Balancing the digestive system is key to maintaining equine health by improving nutrient absorption.... Read More

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Leg Weights Help Rehabilitate Hind Limb Gait Issues

November 04, 2011

Bracelets and leg weights strengthen and activate certain muscles to help improve hind end gait abnormalities.... Read More

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Stem Cell-PRP Combination Effective in Treating Lesions

October 01, 2011

A stem cell-PRP combination could be more effective than either therapy alone for treating soft tissue lesions... Read More

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Risk Factors for Elimination During Endurance Rides Examined

September 21, 2011

Researchers examined which factors--such as lameness--prompt endurance horses' elimination from competition.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

September 19, 2011

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels.... Read More

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Muscle Power Horse Course Archived

September 13, 2011

The latest Horse Course, "Muscle Power: Muscle Mass in Growing, Athletic Horses," is now available to view. ... Read More

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The Equine Digestive Tract and How it Relates to Colic

September 07, 2011

Certain parts of the horse's digestive tract are associated with higher risks of developing colic.... Read More

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Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

September 01, 2011

The second year of a horse's life brings significant changes not only in his development but also his use.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Problems in the Foal

August 03, 2011

Meconium impaction, ulcers, diarrhea, and other GI problems can arise in foals.... Read More

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Enteric Bacteria: Can Healthy Horses be Carriers?

July 11, 2011

Could a healthy horse in one's own backyard be a disease risk for other horses?... Read More

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Adverse Reactions to Stem Cell Therapy

July 07, 2011

Stem cell therapy is one of the most discussed regenerative therapies in the horse health community today, and... Read More

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The Many Faces of Colic

July 01, 2011

Considering the length and volume of the equine digestive system, it’s little wonde... Read More

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The Benefit of Poultices During the Show Season

June 21, 2011

Poultice can help reduce tissue heat and swelling caused by high intensity training and performance.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Winner Retired After Breaking Withers

June 20, 2011

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic winner Unrivaled Belle, who broke her withers after flipping over backwards in ... Read More

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Tying-Up in Horses: A Review

June 15, 2011

Tying-up, or exertional rhabdomyolysis, is a frustrating problem for horse owners, but can be managed through ... Read More

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Monitoring and Preventing Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

June 14, 2011

Prevention and monitoring strategies for equine proliferative enteropathy, a disease that affects weanlings ... Read More

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Equine Proliferative Enteropathy: A Growing Concern

June 04, 2011

Equine proliferative enteropathy, a gastrointestinal disease of foals and weanlings that's increasing in ... Read More

Broodmare sniffs a video camera at Woodford Equine Hospital.

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Tackling Tendon and Ligament Injuries

June 03, 2011

The latest therapies for injured tendons and ligaments focus on rebuilding tissue to its original strength.... Read More

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Veterinarians Release Uncle Mo's Diagnosis

June 03, 2011

Uncle Mo has a case of cholangiohepatitis, which, is a severe inflammation of the bile passages and adjacent ... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Seminar for Horse Owners Scheduled

May 16, 2011

"The Horse Owner's Guide to Regenerative Medicine" will take place June 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., in Lexington... Read More

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Kentucky Derby: Archarcharch, Battle of Hastings Doing Well After Surgery

May 09, 2011

Archarcharch and Battle of Hastings, two of the horses injured during the Kentucky Derby day races at Churchill Downs, are both doing well after surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Both surgeries took place May 8.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Tract Infection Will Decide Uncle Mo's Derby Fate

May 05, 2011

Owner Mike Repole said a decision on whether Uncle Mo, the current second favorite, will run in Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands will be made late today May 5, or early tomorrow. After the one-time Derby favorite exercised over the ... Read More

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Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

May 03, 2011

Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some... Read More

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Building Muscle Mass: Researchers Study Protein's Role

April 26, 2011

Researchers are always working to better understand the equine body and how it functions. Case in point: A team of researchers from the Virginia Tech Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center recently completed an index study on a ... Read More