Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

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Stem Cell Preparation and Delivery (AAEP 2012)

February 18, 2013

One veterinarian describes how to prepare the stem cells, horse, and equipment for treatment.... Read More

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Cornell Student Wins National Institute of Health Research Award

February 11, 2013

Lauren Schnabel, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, has earned a grant to study stem cell treatments for horses. ... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy as a Potential Treatment for Laminitis

December 25, 2012

Stem cells therapy might offer practitioners an additional treatment option for the fight against laminitis.... 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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Shock Wave Therapy Table Topic (AAEP 2012)

December 08, 2012

Attendees discussed a variety of topics surrounding shock wave therapy, one moderator said.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators to Adopt Shock Wave Standards

November 29, 2012

Regulators could ban horses from racing or breezing for at least 10 days after shock wave therapy treatments.... 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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Surgical Options for Managing Roaring in Horses

August 22, 2012

Numerous factors go into selecting the appropriate surgical procedure to treat equine roaring.... Read More

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Exercises to Strengthen Equine Back Muscles, Reduce Pain

August 06, 2012

Exercising the multifidus muscles in addition to daily training could reduce equine back pain.... Read More

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RCI Considers 'One Strike' for Egregious Drug Violations

July 29, 2012

The rule would affect found responsible for putting substances in racehorses that might endanger the animals.... Read More

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RCI Tightens Model Rule on Shock Wave Therapy

July 25, 2012

The new rule states horses receiving ESWT will be ineligible to train or race for 10 days following treatment.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Hopeful Receives Shock Wave Therapy

April 25, 2012

I'll Have Another, a hopeful for the 2012 Kentucky Derby, recently underwent shock wave therapy on his back.... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More

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Efficacy of Manual Therapies on Back Pain (AAEP 2011)

January 26, 2012

One researcher says manual therapies can effectively relieve back pain.... Read More

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The Latest Insights into Managing Joint Disease in Horses

January 17, 2012

Topical anti-inflammatories, hyaluronic acid, and shock wave therapy are among the popular treatment options.... Read More

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The Science Behind Rehab Therapy

December 01, 2011

In the right hands, these physical therapy methods can help rehabilitate injured horses.... Read More

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Laminitis Treatment with Stem Cells

November 24, 2011

While related studies are scarce, some are reporting success using stem cells to treat chronic laminitis.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE on Complementary Therapies Now Archived

November 19, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on Complementary Therapies was held on Oct. 26.... Read More

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Leg Weights Help Rehabilitate Hind Limb Gait Issues

November 04, 2011

Bracelets and leg weights strengthen and activate certain muscles to help improve hind end gait abnormalities.... Read More

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Equine Physical Therapy and Electrical Stimulators

October 28, 2011

Sheila Schils, PhD, discusses electrotherapy's place in physical therapy and the different devices available.... 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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September KENA Meeting Focuses on Equine Stem Cell Therapy

September 02, 2011

The September KENA meeting will focus on the use of stem cell therapy to treat injuries in horses.... Read More

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Stem Cell Homing: What Happens Post-Injection?

August 14, 2011

Researchers examine what stem cells do once inside the horse's body and whether they stay where they're put.... Read More