Recent News for Bone & Joint Problems

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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

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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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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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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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LSU Seeks Horses with Front Limb Lameness Due to OA

December 26, 2011

The study will test a novel neutriceutical for the treatment of lameness in horses due to osteoarthritis.... 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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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

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Researchers Use Models to Learn Why Equine Bodies Break

November 02, 2011

Using computational modeling, researchers can examine "what if" scenarios related to equine injuries.... Read More

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Green-Lipped Mussel Product Beneficial for Horses with OA

October 09, 2011

A green-lipped mussel-derived product could be useful for combating some signs of osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

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Stem Cell-PRP Combination Effective in Treating Lesions

October 01, 2011

A stem cell-PRP combination could be more effective than either therapy alone for treating soft tissue lesions... Read More

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Muscle Power Horse Course Archived

September 13, 2011

The latest Horse Course, "Muscle Power: Muscle Mass in Growing, Athletic Horses," is now available to view. ... Read More

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Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More

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Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

September 01, 2011

By age 2, young horses are being prepped for future careers; maximize their potential by preventing/correcting... Read More

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New Approach for Treating Horses with OCD Lesions

August 30, 2011

Cornell University researchers are examining the use of degradable pins for treating OCD lesions in horses.... Read More

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The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More