Recent News for Injuries

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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

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Belmont Winner Union Rags Retired with Suspensory Injury

July 23, 2012

A small lesion in the middle of the suspensory ligament in his left front leg was detected last week.... Read More

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Commentary: Past, Present, and Future of Equine Stem Cells

July 06, 2012

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of stem cells in equine medicine.... Read More

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Ky. Vets Develop Plan to Identify At-Risk Racehorses

June 16, 2012

Regulatory veterinarians implemented new protocol after an increase in the number of racing injuries in May. ... Read More

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Bramlage: I'll Have Another Injury is Minor But Slow-Healing

June 08, 2012

I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t... Read More

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Equine Gait Abnormalities as a Diagnostic Tool

May 03, 2012

Some disorders produce gait abnormalities and lamenesses that aid in a quick and accurate diagnosis.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More

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Tendon Lesions in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

April 26, 2012

Even the tiniest leg laceration can have dire consequences for nearby tendons if left untreated.... Read More

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2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace Injured, Retired

April 23, 2012

Veterinarians diagnosed 5-year-old mare with lateral middle distal sesamoidean ligament desmitis on April 23.... Read More

A horse undergoing a computed tomographic examination to determine the cause of lameness in the lower limb. This short procedure requires general anesthesia, but can be useful for finding subtle lesions in the limbs.

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Practical Methods for Preventing Fractures in Racehorses

February 26, 2012

Researchers have discovered ways to identify horses that might be predisposed to fracturing their limbs.... Read More

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Molecular Monitoring of Equine Joint Homeostasis

February 22, 2012

It's beneficial to look at biomarkers that reflect changes in cartilage as well as the joint capsule and bone.... Read More

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Suspensory Ligament Diseases Lecture Scheduled

February 19, 2012

On March 6, New Bolton Center will present "Suspensory Ligament Diseases in the Performance Horse."... Read More

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Humeral Stress Fractures and Return to Racing (AAEP 2011)

February 04, 2012

The location of the fracture in the humerus impacted racing performance but had no effect on return to racing.... Read More

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PRP, Bone Marrow for Tendon/Ligament Injuries (AAEP 2011)

January 21, 2012

Mixed study results indicate more research is needed to determine dosing frequency and therapeutic window.... Read More

Historically, many veterinarians have considered lucencies in pastern radiographs benign; however, one researcher has determined certain lucencies should be taken seriously because they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance.

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Pastern Lucencies' Effect on Racing Performance (AAEP 2011)

December 22, 2011

Certain lucencies should be taken seriously as they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: A. U. Miner Recovering from Surgery

November 09, 2011

A. U. Miner had surgery Nov. 7 to repair bilateral sesamiod fractures sustained in the Breeders' Cup Marathon.... Read More

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Researchers Use Models to Learn Why Equine Bodies Break

November 02, 2011

Using computational modeling, researchers can examine "what if" scenarios related to equine injuries.... Read More

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Lecture Discusses NEXT Generation in Equine Tissue Healing

October 30, 2011

Nonsurgical exogenous crosslinking therapy (NEXT) is undergoing efficacy testing in healing equine tendons... Read More

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Banned Euthanized; Life At Ten Likely Retired

October 03, 2011

Banned euthanized after sesamoid repair, and Life At Ten will likely be retired after last place finish.... Read More

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Stem Cell-PRP Combination Effective in Treating Lesions

October 01, 2011

A stem cell-PRP combination could be more effective than either therapy alone for treating soft tissue lesions... Read More

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Injured Thoroughbred Racehorse Banned Scheduled for Surgery

September 23, 2011

The Thoroughbred colt broke both sesamoids in his right ankle after working at Santa Anita Park on Sept. 22.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Cleared for Exercise

September 06, 2011

The Derby winner was cleared for exercise after undergoing surgery for a hairline fracture in his left hock.... Read More