Recent News for Injuries

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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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Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

January 24, 2013

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection.... Read More

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Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

January 06, 2013

Researchers found variations in degree of fetlock flexion, hoof slide in horses working on different surfaces.... Read More

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Commentary: Saving Potesta, an Unlikely Story

January 02, 2013

Read how veterinarians saved a record-breaking racehorse after she sustained a life-threatening injury.... Read More

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Bob Baffert Trainee Tweebster Euthanized

January 02, 2013

The 5-year-old gelding was euthanized after fracturing both sesamoid bones in his left front leg.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More

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Study: Suspensory Injuries Could be Linked to Excessive Extended Trot

December 12, 2012

Recent study results suggest a possible link between extended trot and risk for suspensory ligament injuries.... Read More

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Positive Drug Test Changes Results of Major French Horse Race

December 01, 2012

The winner of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet was disqualified after testing positive for an anti-inflammatory.... Read More

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UC Davis Studying Equine Humerus, Scapula Fractures

November 30, 2012

The study will identify warning signs that could be indicative of impending catastrophic fractures.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Influences on Equine Fracture Healing

November 19, 2012

Bone fractures in horses, whether catastrophic or microscopic, heal through a complex sequence of events.... Read More

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

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Tendon and Ligament Injuries in Older Horses

November 08, 2012

Geriatric horses often suffer tendon and ligament injuries for reasons unique to their age group.... 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

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Racehorse It's Tricky Retired due to Condylar Fracture

October 22, 2012

The 4-year-old filly sustained the beginnings of a condylar fracture in her right hind leg during a workout.... Read More

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Corticosteroids in Racehorses: Beneficial But Controversial

October 18, 2012

Corticosteroid use is controversial, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately, one vet says.... Read More

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Data: 'Slight Drop' in Fatal Racehorse Injuries

October 17, 2012

Synthetic surfaces still have the lowest number of catastrophic breakdowns per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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Lentenor, Barbaro's Full Brother, Retired

October 10, 2012

The full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro has been retired because of a tendon injury.... Read More

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Accuracy of Suspensory Ligament Measurements via Ultrasound

October 02, 2012

Obtaining accurate ultrasound measurements of the upper suspensory ligament is challenging, research shows.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 01, 2012

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More

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Lecture on New Equine Fracture Repair Techniques on Sept. 4

August 13, 2012

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, New Bolton Center will present a lecture on new techniques in equine fracture repair. ... Read More

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How Much Does a Horse Cost?

August 01, 2012

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price.... Read More