Recent News for Bone & Joint Problems

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More

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Gluck Research Foundation Releases Fourth Research Report

March 28, 2013

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its 2012 Research Report in March. ... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More

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Joint Supplement Choices

February 01, 2013

Nutraceuticals such as joint supplements have become popular preventative therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Participants Sought for Study on Resveratrol's Effects on Hock Lameness

January 15, 2013

Researchers are seeking horses for a study investigating resveratrol as a possible osteoarthritis treatment.... Read More

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Tiludronate, Shock Wave to Treat Bucked Shins (AAEP 2012)

January 04, 2013

One vet found success in treating the condition using tiludronate, ESWT, and a modified exercise program.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

December 25, 2012

My vet wants my 38-year-old on bute forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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Genetic Basis of Osteochondritis Dissecans Probed

December 20, 2012

English researchers have taken a step forward in understanding a potential genetic component of OC.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Creating a Sustainable Equine Athlete

November 23, 2012

Paying attention to certain, sometimes minute, details can help horses enjoy longer athletic careers.... Read More

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Influences on Equine Fracture Healing

November 19, 2012

Bone fractures in horses, whether catastrophic or microscopic, heal through a complex sequence of events.... Read More

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Study: Cut-Out Saddle Pads Relieve Some Saddle Pressure

November 16, 2012

A cut-out patterned English appeared to have multiple benefits when compared to not using a pad.... Read More

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

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Clay Named Chair of Gluck Equine Research Foundation

November 14, 2012

Case Clay of Thee Chimneys Farm was named to the position in October.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Age for Onset of Osteoarthritis

November 13, 2012

At what age is osteoarthritis likely to start in a horse?... Read More

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Tendon and Ligament Injuries in Older Horses

November 08, 2012

Geriatric horses often suffer tendon and ligament injuries for reasons unique to their age group.... Read More

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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