Recent News for Bone & Joint Problems

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Cannon Bone Fractures in Sport Horses vs. Racehorses

November 07, 2012

Researchers found that clinical signs of cannon bone fractures in sport horses and racehorses were similar.... Read More

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Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis: What's the Difference?

November 06, 2012

What's the difference between osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis?... Read More

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Advances in Equine Joint Pain Management

November 05, 2012

One researcher evaluated pharmacologic methods of osteoarthritis management and recent pain control advances.... Read More

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Could Horses' Neck Postures Indicate Back Pain?

October 26, 2012

A recently published French study suggests a horse's neck posture might indicate correlating back pain.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions

October 22, 2012

Neurologic signs, weakness, gait changes, and forelimb lameness can all point to an equine neck condition.... Read More

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Bramlage: Rest Needed to Keep Horses Sound

October 19, 2012

"If horses start showing they need a rest, you need to give it to them or they will force you to," he said.... Read More

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New Concepts in Equine Skull Fracture Repair

October 17, 2012

While equine skull fractures are unsightly and alarming, surgeons can often repair them successfully.... Read More

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Study Examines Most 'Physically Effective Fiber' for Horses

October 06, 2012

Forage-only diets provide horses with more physically effective fiber than hay and concentrate diets.... Read More

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Crestfallen

October 01, 2012

My 13-year-old pony stallion was quite well-muscled and stocky with a pronounced crest when he was younger. Af... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 01, 2012

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Students Welcome New Learning Tool

September 11, 2012

Veterinary professors in England develop "Anato-Rug" to help students study equine anatomy.... Read More

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Fusion for Bone Spavin

September 01, 2012

Could an 18-year-old active Quarter Horse with bone spavin be a candidate for alcohol joint fusion?... Read More

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Speedy Splint Recovery

September 01, 2012

Do you have any suggestions for speeding the time it takes for proximal splints (in the forelimbs) to resolve?... Read More

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Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More

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Researchers Test Equine Muscle Fatigue Sensor

August 13, 2012

Researchers tested electromyography for identifying equine muscle fatigue during exercise.... Read More

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Exercises to Strengthen Equine Back Muscles, Reduce Pain

August 06, 2012

Exercising the multifidus muscles in addition to daily training could reduce equine back pain.... Read More

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Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine's Effects on Equine OA

August 04, 2012

Study shows this treatment for mild osteoarthritis has longer lasting effects than previously thought.... Read More

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CSU to Offer Horse Health Discussions for Veterinarians

August 03, 2012

The first discussion, which will cover sacroiliac pain in horses, is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Movement Disorders

August 02, 2012

More research is needed to fully understand equine movement disorders such as shivers and stringhalt.... Read More

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Identifying and Managing Acute Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

July 25, 2012

Understanding equine acute rhabdomyolysis can help ensure affected horses receive appropriate veterinary care.... Read More

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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

July 16, 2012

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential.... Read More

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Commentary: Past, Present, and Future of Equine Stem Cells

July 06, 2012

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of stem cells in equine medicine.... Read More

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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

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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