Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

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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

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Using MRI and Scintigraphy to Diagnose Suspensory Injuries (AAEP 2012)

February 22, 2013

Using both MRI and scintigraphy could be beneficial when diagnosing suspensory-ligament-related injuries... Read More

The MRI on the left of a control horse (left) shows no identifiable changes, while the MRI from a case horses (right) shows increased bone density in the condyle.

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MRI to Identify Bone Changes in Racehorses (AAEP 2012)

February 21, 2013

MRI could detect bone changes indicating a horse is at risk for catastrophic fractures before accidents occur.... Read More

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Decoding Small Intestine Problems with Ultrasound (AAEP 2012)

February 09, 2013

Ultrasound can be a valuable aid to practitioners when assessing the cause and severity of colic.... Read More

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Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 08, 2013

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. ... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs' Role In Practical Farriery (AAEP 2012)

January 15, 2013

One vet says radiographs can help in assessing a horse's feet and developing a plan to maximize soundness.... Read More

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Identifying Laminitic Changes with MRI

December 14, 2012

MRI might offer evidence of laminitic changes in a horse's hoof before the disease is otherwise identified. ... Read More

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New In-Shoe Sensor Helping Horses Stay Sound

November 17, 2012

These state-of-the-art pressure sensors that can measure the forces at more than 1,000 location on the hoof.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Cannon Bone Fractures in Sport Horses vs. Racehorses

November 07, 2012

Researchers found that clinical signs of cannon bone fractures in sport horses and racehorses were similar.... Read More

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2012 Laminitis Conference brings together Vets, Farriers

November 06, 2012

The two-day program included presentations about podiatry, diagnostics, and treatments for laminitis.... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More