Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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Commentary: Considerations for the IR Horse

March 11, 2012

Eleanor Kellon, VMD, of Uckele Health & Nutrition, shares her thoughts on insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Alltech's Equine News and Brews Resumes Feb. 23

February 17, 2012

The 2012 program kicks off on Feb. 23 with "Managing Angular Limb Deformities in the Young Horse."... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

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Repairing Jaw Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 02, 2012

Despite their ghastly appearance most jaw fractures can be repaired relatively easily in a field setting.... Read More

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Equine Metabolism

February 01, 2012

The horse's metabolic processes provide the body with the fuels it needs to sustain itself.... Read More

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Your Horse's Breathing: Roaring, Coughing, and Bleeding

February 01, 2012

A rundown of respiratory diseases commonly observed in performance horses.... Read More

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UK Study on Muscle Mass in Older Horses Under Way

January 27, 2012

A researcher is examining how age-related and geriatric disases affect protein metabolism. ... Read More

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PRP, Bone Marrow for Tendon/Ligament Injuries (AAEP 2011)

January 21, 2012

Mixed study results indicate more research is needed to determine dosing frequency and therapeutic window.... Read More

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"Colic in 3D: The Glass Horse" Lecture Scheduled

January 20, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb.7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the New Bolton Center will present "Colic in 3D: The Glass Horse."... Read More

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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