Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

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Ultrasound Beats X Rays for Identifying Articular Lesions

April 17, 2012

Researchers identified nearly 83% of articular leasions via ultrasonography and only 62.2% via X rays.... Read More

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Spontaneous Quarter Crack? Check for Sheared Heels

March 19, 2012

One researcher says that it is very rare to see a spontaneous quarter crack not associated with sheared heels.... Read More

Images taken at 24 and 72 hours post-injection in the digital flexor tendon sheath showed a significantly increased amount of synovial fluid than the pre-injection images, which could be interpreted as joint swelling.

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Local Anesthesia's Effect on MRIs of Horse Feet (AAEP 2011)

March 17, 2012

Researchers recently examined whether diagnostic anesthesia could skew the results of equine foot MRIs.... Read More

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MRI to Detect Wobbler Syndrome? (AAEP 2011)

March 12, 2012

Researchers found that MRI more accurately identified compression in CSM horses compared to radiographs.... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

The team found that diseased bones had more and denser compact cortical bone; fewer, thicker, and less-organized trabeculae; and thicker articular (joint) and flexor cortices than control bones.

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Microstructural Alterations and Navicular Bone Degeneration

March 03, 2012

Researchers hope to more fully characterize alterations at the microscopic level in diseased navicular bones.... Read More

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University of Missouri Now Providing MRI for Horses

January 04, 2012

A high-field MRI machine will be at the MU hospital once or twice monthly, depending on demand.... Read More

The MRI image reveals a deep digital flexor tendon injury (the white spot on the black tendon area) contributing to navicular pain.

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A New Navicular Vantage

January 01, 2012

Technological advances such as MRI have given veterinarians a closer look at navicular syndrome.... Read More

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2012 International Hoof Care Summit Set for Jan. 31-Feb. 3

December 31, 2011

The summit will offer 68 hours of hoof care education focused around the theme "Zeroing in on Soundness."... Read More

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Lecture on Nuclear Scintigraphy Scheduled

December 27, 2011

On Jan. 2, the New Bolton Center will present "Bone Scans: Nuclear Scintigraphy and Your Horse."... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Ataxia: Go Back to Basics

December 24, 2011

Go back to basics to understand what ataxia is and how to diagnose the cause for ataxia in affected horses.... Read More

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High-Field Equine MRI Now Available in Southern California

December 19, 2011

A mobile MRI suite will be available at Helen Woodward Equine Hospital in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., as needed.... Read More

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Ultrasonography for Evaluating Colic Cases?

December 16, 2011

Ultrasonography successfully identified both small and large intestinal diseases and predicted surgery need.... Read More

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UC Davis Lecture Addresses Foot Shape, Shoeing Lame Horses

December 11, 2011

Sue Dyson, MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS, and Chris Gregory, CJF, FWCF, will present at the lecture in January.... Read More

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Lameness in the Racehorse Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 05, 2011

Attendees discussed hoof lameness, club feet, track surface's effect on lameness, back and neck pain, and EPM.... Read More

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Equine Lameness and Podiatry Lecture Scheduled for Nov. 12

October 31, 2011

Equine lameness exams, regenerative medicine, podiatry advancements, and case studies will be discussed.... Read More

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Study: MRI Beneficial for Diagnosing Some Leg Lamenesses

October 24, 2011

MRIs picked up a wider range of abnormalities in some lame horses than did X rays or ultrasounds.... Read More

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Diagnosing Gait Irregularities in Horses

October 01, 2011

To get to the bottom of subtle performance-limiting gait abnormalties, vets must consider every puzzle piece.... Read More

"The hope of this procedure is to provide horse owners and veterinarians with a rapid and safe method to collect CSF in horses with neurologic signs," Pease explained.

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New Method for Collecting Equine Cerebrospinal Fluid Samples

September 01, 2011

Researchers determined a CSF tap can be performed on the horse's upper neck using ultrasound guidance.... Read More

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Answers Sought in Treating Foal Respiratory Disease

August 07, 2011

Foals are small enough to fit in the gantry of a CT machine, which is helpful in assessing lung disease.... Read More

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Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

June 03, 2011

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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Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

May 03, 2011

Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some... Read More

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Improve Equine Small Intestine Ultrasounds: Try Oil and Fasting (AAEP 2010)

April 27, 2011

The equine gastrointestinal system is extensive, with the small intestine measuring 70 feet in length alone. Because the small intestine coils throughout the abdomen, diagnosing a specific lesion in the small intestine is extremely challenging for ... Read More

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Starry Sky Ultrasound Pattern: A Review (AAEP 2011)

April 05, 2011

The starry sky pattern is an unusual and dramatic ultrasonographic appearance of the equine liver.... Read More

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Ultrasound Exams for Diagnosing Roaring in Horses

April 04, 2011

Perhaps your horse's performance is lacking, or maybe he sounds like a freight train as he labors through work. He could be suffering from left recurrent laryngeal neuropathy, commonly known as roaring. But how can you get a diagnosis quickly and ... Read More