Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

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Venograms and Laminitis

July 22, 2013

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

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Physical Exam of the Horse Hoof

July 21, 2013

Learn about healthy hoof conformation and common, potentially function-affecting abnormalities.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More

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LSU Acquires New Nuclear Medicine Unit

July 12, 2013

The nuclear medicine unit will allow veterinarians perform state-of-the-art bone scans on horses. ... Read More

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CT for Diagnosing Lung Disease in Foals

July 08, 2013

Veterinarians are taking a page from human medicine books by using CT to evaluate pulmonary disease in foals.... Read More

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Shoeing Techniques to Optimize Hind Hoof Unrollment

June 09, 2013

Researchers evaluated shoeing options to optimize hind hoof unrollment (or toe movement through the stride).... Read More

Thermal images of the front legs of a horse. Left without a draft, right-cooled drafts two and a half minutes with the speed from 1.3 to 2.6 meters per second right leg significantly.

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Airflow's Impact on Thermographic Readings of Horse Legs

May 29, 2013

Moving air can have a significant effect on thermographic readings of horses' front legs, researchers say.... Read More

Flexion testing, using the sensor-based system, at the University of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Research Shows Responses to Flexion Tests can be Measured

May 23, 2013

Recent research shows that a sensor-based system can effectively measure a horse’s response to flexion tests.... Read More

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Consider Trotting Speed when Diagnosing Subtle Lameness

May 21, 2013

Slowing down the trot during exams for mildly lame horses could yield more accurate results, researchers say.... Read More

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New Tool Detects Effects of Endophytic Alkaloid Consumption

May 19, 2013

Researchers tested Doppler ultrasonography to detect vasoconstriction due to endophytic alkaloid consumption.... Read More

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How Much Weight Can Horses Comfortably Carry?

May 17, 2013

Horses topped out at 29% of their body weight in a study that evaluated gait changes when loaded.... Read More

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Thermography Aids in Saddle Fit Evaluations

May 08, 2013

More than 50% of horses in a thermography study showed hot spots under saddles after 15 minutes of exercise.... Read More

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Therapeutic Ultrasound Settings for Horses Identified

April 23, 2013

Researchers identified what ultrasound settings achieve adequate temperature increases to be therapeutic.... Read More

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Diagnosing Hoof Lameness due to Multiple Causes (AAEP 2012)

April 22, 2013

One vet said multiple abnormalities could contribute to hoof lameness, rather than just one problem.... Read More

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Head Position Impacts Kissing Spines Evaluation (AAEP 2012)

April 20, 2013

How a horse stands during X rays might influence how vets interpret images when diagnosing kissing spines. ... Read More

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Horse Gaitedness: It's in the Genes

April 17, 2013

Swedish researchers discovered that genetic makeup affects locomotion patterns in horses.... Read More

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Ultrasonography to Diagnose Equine Lung Problems (AAEP 2012)

April 11, 2013

One veterinarian described the steps involved in conducting an ultrasound examination of the equine lungs.... Read More

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Limb Positioning for Assessing Joints via X Ray (AAEP 2012)

April 08, 2013

How a horse is positioned while X rays are taken significantly affects joint balance, researchers say.... Read More

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Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

April 02, 2013

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems.... Read More

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MRI to Evaluate Suspensory, Sesamoid Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 27, 2013

Researchers say MRI is invaluable for identifying suspensory ligament lesions and sesamoid bone damage.... Read More

Ultrasound of horses with arytnoid chondritis (right) revealed abnormally shaped and sized cartilages and abnormal echogenecity compared to horses without the disorder (left).

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Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 11, 2013

Ultrasonography could be a valuable adjunct tool for diagnosing equine arytenoid chondritis.... 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

This 3D reconstruction shows a comminuted fracture in the long pastern.

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CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 01, 2013

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography.... Read More

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Hind-Limb Flexion Test Times Compared (AAEP 2012)

February 28, 2013

In this particular study, the 5- and 60-second flexions did not yield the same results.... Read More

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Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness (AAEP 2012)

February 24, 2013

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness.... Read More