Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

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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

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Poll Recap: Addressing Hoof Abscesses

August 11, 2015

Of the 1,076 respondents, 48% said they soak the affected foot in Epsom salts and water if they suspect an abscess.... Read More

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Sedation's Impact on Horses' Movement Patterns

August 05, 2015

A low dose of the sedative xylazine did not affect horses movement patterns, but higher doses could have more impact.... Read More

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Movement Asymmetry in Working Polo Ponies Evaluated

August 02, 2015

Polo ponies showed a high degree of movement asymmetry, but this doesn't necessarily mean the animal is lame or in pain.... Read More

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Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

July 31, 2015

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic.... Read More

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Offers New MRI Service

July 30, 2015

The new MRI replaces a previous system at New Bolton Center, installed in 2005 and used until recently.... Read More

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Ruffian Equine Clinic Celebrates Successful First Year

July 19, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, located next to Belmont Park, celebrated its first year in business on June 25.... Read More

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Equine Diagnostic Imaging 101

July 15, 2015

Are CT, MRI, and X ray clear as mud? Learn about the appropriate uses for these imaging modalities and more.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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From Toeing-Out to Toeing-In

July 08, 2015

What could cause a change in an adult horse's leg conformation? ... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

July 08, 2015

Learn why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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University of Bristol Installs Equine Standing MRI Unit

July 07, 2015

The MRI unit adds to the school's imaging modalities, including a CT, radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, and more. ... Read More

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Are Unshod Dressage Horses at a Competitive Disadvantage?

July 01, 2015

Some riders believe shoes help give a dressage horse better gaits; scientists have found that idea to be mostly a myth.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Getting a Closer Look

June 30, 2015

Of the 375 respondents, 201 (54%) said the most recent imaging modality used on their horses was radiography.... Read More

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Circle Oak Equine Adds Surgery and Imaging Center

June 28, 2015

The practice, located in Petaluma, California, also offers equine sports medicine and rehab services.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

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A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

Technicians now position the sedated horse so that he’s balanced over all four legs. This will help limit the horse’s movement during the scan. The MRI room is lined with metal, which is seen in this image, to prevent interference from external radio waves.

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Equine Standing MRI Now Operating Opposite Belmont Park

June 19, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists hopes to use the state-of-the-art imaging system to help assess lameness.... Read More

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Surgical Treatment for Delayed Patellar Release Studied

June 11, 2015

Researchers determined that 89% of affected horses benefited from a procedure called medial patellar ligament splitting.... Read More