Recent News for Bone & Joint Problems


Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance

July 05, 2012

Muscular causes of poor performance, such as tying up and back pain, are relatively common in equine athletes.... Read More


Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... Read More


Dexamethasone Administration Routes in Horses Compared

June 26, 2012

Study finds that dexamethasone (DXM) behaves similarly regardless of how it enters the horse's body.... Read More


Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More


Joint Disease and Cartilage Repair in Horses

May 23, 2012

Joint disease is a common lameness cause and a primary reason why many horses' athletic careers end. ... Read More


Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More


23 Cases of Atypical Myopathy Diagnosed in Spring 2012

May 15, 2012

Eighteen cases identified in France, four in Great Britain, and one in New Zealand.... Read More


Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More


Horse Gaits: Sound Doesn't Equal Symmetrical

April 30, 2012

Research indicates that most sound horses' movements differ depending on direction of travel on a circle.... Read More


Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

April 11, 2012

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes.... Read More


A Closer Look at Treating Stifle Disease in Horses

April 11, 2012

Veterinarians treated horse stifle injuries with corticosteroid injections, stem cell approaches, and surgery.... Read More


Early Exercise and Career Length in Thoroughbred Racehorses

April 09, 2012

Exercise early in life could have a positive impact on Thoroughbreds' future racing careers. ... Read More


Myotonia Discovered in New Forest Ponies

April 06, 2012

Researchers have discovered a mutation in the New Forest pony's DNA that can cause this muscular disease.... Read More


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


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


Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)

January 29, 2012

Patella infections in foals, while uncommon, can result in prolonged and severe stifle joint infection.... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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