Recent News for Bone & Joint Problems

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?

October 21, 2016

Researchers found that jumping at shows two weekends in a row did not allow horses adequate muscle recovery.... Read More

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Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium

October 19, 2016

Lecture topics will include neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehab options.... Read More

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Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

October 19, 2016

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.

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Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

October 12, 2016

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Health Week

October 09, 2016

Look for educational articles and social media posts on keeping equine joints and bone healthy, Oct. 9-15.... Read More

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Low-Field MRI Useful for Assessing Sesamoidean Ligaments

October 05, 2016

Researchers found that standing MRI is effective for viewing the difficult-to-image ligaments in the horse's lower legs.... Read More

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Ducharme to Deliver AAEP's 2016 Milne Lecture

October 04, 2016

Dr. Norm Ducharme will speak on various upper airway issues, current research, and emerging diagnostics and treatments.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis

October 04, 2016

The incidence of Lyme NB appears low, but this could be, in part, due to the lack of a gold-standard ante-mortem test.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

September 27, 2016

Know how your horse's body reacts to cold weather and train accordingly to make the most of the chilly months ahead.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Parvathy Thampi

September 25, 2016

Parvathy Thampi is investigating the mechanisms that limit joint cartilage's ability to repair.... Read More

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Gluck Center, Hagyard to Host Mary Passenger Lecture

September 23, 2016

Topics will include the horse's upper airways, lameness diagnosis, and preventing injuries in equine athletes.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

September 21, 2016

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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Horse Knees: The Crooked, Chipped, and Inflamed

September 21, 2016

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Lecture to Focus on Recognizing Lameness

September 20, 2016

Drs. Liz Arbittier and Jessica Morgan will provide tips to help owners improve their lameness identification skills.... Read More

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Wulster Joins New Bolton Center as Radiologist

September 16, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Wulster will use advanced imaging systems, including MRI, CT, and robotics-controlled imaging. ... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Researchers Investigate Leg Bandage Pressure

September 16, 2016

The team tested how much pressure compression and standing wraps exert--and with what consistency--on horses' legs.... Read More

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Study: New Zealand Racehorses More Likely to Finish Races

September 14, 2016

Researchers believe they're honing in on why these horses are more likely to finish races than those in other countries.... Read More

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2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More

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New Procedure Uses Wire to Help Heal a Broken Mandible

September 09, 2016

Researchers stressed the importance of postoperative diet, hygiene, and medications for a successful outcome.... Read More