Recent News for Diagnosing Lameness

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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

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Assessing Abdominal Abscesses (AAEP 2010)

March 29, 2011

A variety of equine conditions can present with clinical signs that include colic pain, fever, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Similar signs occur with abdominal abscesses, making them challenging to diagnose. At the 2010 American Association of... Read More

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Ultrasound Helpful For Diagnosing Infected Joints in Horses (AAEP 2010)

March 28, 2011

When a veterinarian suspects a horse's joint is infected, but it is not practical or feasible to obtain a joint fluid sample, he or she should consider using ultrasound to image the joint. Alex Young, BVSc, of the University of California, Davis' ... Read More

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Detecting Equine Lameness with Motion Sensors

March 21, 2011

The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a system to effectively assess this problem using motion detection. The system is referred to as "Lameness Locator." Kevin Keegan ... Read More

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High Field MRIs for Horses Now Available from Virginia Tech

March 02, 2011

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) has announced that they are now able to offer high field MRI service for horses. A mobile high field MRI is scheduled to the clinic in Leesburg, Va., about once a month, according to a ... Read More

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Foot Lameness Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 05, 2011

A mix of veterinarians and farriers discussed ringbone-related (a degenerative disease of the pastern and coffin joints) lameness and using MRI to better diagnosis foot lameness at a Table Topic discussion on foot lameness conducted at the 2010 ... Read More

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Assessing Equine Hoof Balance

February 01, 2011

The old adage "No Hoof, No Horse" has never been truer than in this day and age. Balancing your horse's feet has become more of a factor in promoting good performance and long-term soundness. The optimum balance comes as the horse's weight is... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: Diagnosing Soft Tissue Problems (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

When pain is localized to the foot but no abnormalties can be seen on radiographs (often called X rays), problems in soft tissues within the foot are often the culprit. However, imaging soft tissues in the foot to arrive at a diagnosis can be ... Read More

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What's New in the NICU?

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions to..... Read More

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Equine Navicular Disease

January 01, 2011

The navicular bone, a small, boat-shaped bone nestled deep in the protective womb of the hoof, only measures approximately 6 cm wide and 2 cm deep (top to bottom) in an average 1,200-pound horse, so how can such a small bone be such a nuisance?... Read More

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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Monitoring Fetal Heart Rate in Horses

December 01, 2010

Is it possible to hear a fetal horse's heart rate with a high-quality stethoscope? If so, at about what stage ... Read More

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Horse Reproduction Trends And Tools

December 01, 2010

Whether reproduction occurs through natural breeding or artificial insemination, techniques and tools exist to help mare and stallion owners achieve their final goal: a complication-free conception, a problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy foal.... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More