Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

This post-mortem picture of the metatarsal region of a lame horse reveals extensive adhesions between the suspensory ligament and the adjacent soft tissues.

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Is Ultrasound Useful for Diagnosing Hind-Limb PSD?

January 26, 2016

Good-quality ultrasonography is reasonably reliable for detecting PSD, but it underestimates the presence of adhesions.... Read More

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EVA: Racing Vets Put Hearts Into Caring for Horses

January 10, 2016

Equine Veterinarians Australia takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes with racehorse practitioners.... Read More

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Can Hoof Wall Radiographs Help Identify Early Laminitis?

December 30, 2015

Radiographing deep hoof wall layers, where laminitic changes occur first, could be helpful in early clinical assessment.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

December 16, 2015

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections all require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on mature performance horse health, field surgery, heaves, lameness, and more. ... Read More

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

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2016 Heumphreus Lecture to Feature Dyson, Moon

November 12, 2015

Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Grant Moon, CJF, AWCF, will present on hoof-related topics.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.

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Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More

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Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More

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Standing CT Unit Installed at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital

November 04, 2015

The new CT unit's gantry is 85 cm in diameter to accommodate large equine body parts, such as the neck.... Read More

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Infographic: Handling Hoof Abscesses

October 23, 2015

Hoof abscesses are a common cause of severe lameness in horses. Find out how to manage one in our step-by-step guide.... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Use Robotics-Controlled Imaging System

October 23, 2015

The four-robot system can perform multiple modalities and will be used in conjunction with a high-speed treadmill.... Read More

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Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More

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Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More

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Venograms and Laminitis

September 30, 2015

What is a venogram, and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More

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Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Lameness Early

September 21, 2015

What do you do when your horse isn't moving quite right? Here's a look at how to diagnose lamenesses early.... Read More

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Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More

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Diagnosis Prior to Treatment Critical to EPM Recovery

September 15, 2015

Many diseases cause signs similar to EPM, but won't respond to EPM treatment. Ensure you treat for the right condition.... Read More

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'Gait Keeper' Gene Mutation Found in Trotting Horses

September 13, 2015

Researchers say the 'Gait Keeper' gene appears to be responsible for trotters' success in harness racing.... Read More

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2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance Meeting Tweets

September 11, 2015

Highlights and take-homes from the 2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

Does this look like a mythical creature? It's actually part of a gait laboratory assessment of an ataxic horse!

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Yes, Your Horse is Neurologic (Or No, He Isn't)

August 26, 2015

Equine veterinarians confirm motion capture could be useful for objective measurements of ataxia, or incoordination.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs: More Than Meets the Eye

August 12, 2015

Something on the X rays looks a bit off--is it significant or of no consequence? It depends on what you find.... Read More