Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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Joint Lubrication and Injury Response (AAEP 2011)

January 19, 2012

Treatment goals should be to aid in performance without eliminating the joint's natural response to injury.... Read More

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Kissing Spines: Common, But Not Career-Ending (AAEP 2011)

January 18, 2012

Kissing spines are more likely to cause clinical problems in certain breeds, disciplines, and age groups.... Read More

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The Latest Insights into Managing Joint Disease in Horses

January 17, 2012

Topical anti-inflammatories, hyaluronic acid, and shock wave therapy are among the popular treatment options.... Read More

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Managing Neck and Back Pain in Sport Horses

January 11, 2012

A thorough physical examination and tailored therapeutic approach can help relieve equine neck and back pain.... Read More

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Does Equine Hoof Shape Have an Effect on Soundness?

January 10, 2012

Certain hoof characteristics can be associated with chronic lameness, while others point to a sound horse.... Read More

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Back Pain in Horses Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 07, 2012

Topics discussed included diagnostic methods, types of back pain, kissing spines, and treatment methods. ... Read More

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Dysphagia in Horses Difficult to Diagnose

January 02, 2012

There are more than 100 possible causes for dysphagia--the inability to swallow--in horses.... Read More

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Understanding Atypical Myopathy

December 30, 2011

Atypical myopathy--a sudden onset of acute muscle pain and damage--is related to pasture rather than exercise.... Read More

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Monitoring and Preventing EPE on Endemic Farms (AAEP 2011)

December 27, 2011

Researchers are helping horse farms control and detect equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE).... Read More

Historically, many veterinarians have considered lucencies in pastern radiographs benign; however, one researcher has determined certain lucencies should be taken seriously because they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance.

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Pastern Lucencies' Effect on Racing Performance (AAEP 2011)

December 22, 2011

Certain lucencies should be taken seriously as they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance.... Read More

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A Pain in the Back

December 01, 2011

New diagnostic technologies and treatment modalities have revolutionized how vets address equine back pain.... Read More

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OC Researcher Named AAEP Past Presidents' Research Fellow

November 23, 2011

McCoy's research investigates genetic risk factors for the development of osteochondrosis (OC).... Read More

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Evaluating Horse, Rider Biomechanic Interaction

November 16, 2011

Researchers are learning about the kind of weight and pressure humans put on different parts of horses' bodies... Read More

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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

By age 2, young horses are being prepped for future careers; maximize their potential by preventing/correcting... 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