Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

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Emerging Osteoarthritis Therapies

August 01, 2011

Supplements, polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, and regenerative medicines are some approaches for treating OA.... Read More

A stem cell injection using regional limb perfusion.

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Tracking Stem Cells in Lower Legs After Injection

July 29, 2011

Researchers evaluate new tracking and delivery methods of stem cells in horses' lower limbs.... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy and PSGAGs: Effects on Arthritis

July 24, 2011

Researchers recently investigated how certain arthritic joint tissues respond to treatments such as shock wave... Read More

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Synovial Fluid's Effect on Stem Cells

July 21, 2011

Fluid caused little reaction in some horses' stem cells but promoted or inhibited growth in others.... Read More

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: A Review

July 20, 2011

Research indicates adipose tissue is a reliable source from which to collect stem cell aspirates in horses.... Read More

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Treating Equine Orthopedic Injuries with Stem Cells

July 17, 2011

Find out how stem cells are currently being used to treat orthopedic injuries in horses and how the cells ... Read More

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Adverse Reactions to Stem Cell Therapy

July 07, 2011

Stem cell therapy is one of the most discussed regenerative therapies in the horse health community today, and... Read More

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Sorting Out IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cells

June 28, 2011

The wealth of scientific technology makes it difficult to keep track of treatment options for injured horses.... Read More

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Study Examines Stem Cells' Efficacy in Racehorses

June 25, 2011

A published study examining the effects of stem cell therapy in superficial digital flexor tendinopathy.... Read More

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Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses

June 23, 2011

Do you find stem cell therapy confusing? Here's a guide to what it is and how it works.... Read More

Broodmare sniffs a video camera at Woodford Equine Hospital.

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Tackling Tendon and Ligament Injuries

June 03, 2011

The latest therapies for injured tendons and ligaments focus on rebuilding tissue to its original strength.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine

June 01, 2011

Stem cell and other regenerative medical technologies aren't as implausible or far-fetched as they once seemed... Read More

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Plea Entered in Michigan Horse Killing Case

May 26, 2011

A Michigan man accused of killing two horses because he suspected his wife and her trainer were engaged in an ... Read More

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KHC Supports Horses Affected by Natural Disasters

May 18, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council provides a central coordination point for Kentucky equine rescue efforts to support... Read More

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Fuel Economy Tips for Horse Owners

May 11, 2011

Crude oil prices continue to remain higher than $100 a barrel in 2011, with resulting gasoline prices reaching $4 per gallon. It is more important than ever to conserve energy and save fuel costs. You can improve your fuel economy--as well as your ... Read More

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Oregon Authorities Investigate Horse Shooting

May 04, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Marion County, Ore., are seeking whoever is responsible for fatally shooting a 23-year-old Arabian mare while she grazed in her pasture near Silverton earlier this week. Marion County Sheriff's Department Public ... Read More

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Truck Driver Sought in Connection with Oklahoma Highway Incident

April 27, 2011

Law enforcement authorities in Oklahoma are seeking the driver of a truck that was pulling an overloaded horse trailer from which five horses fell onto Interstate 44 in Tulsa County last week. Tulsa County Sheriff's Deputy David Long said that on ... Read More

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Poll: Readers Would Pay for Shock Wave Therapy

April 26, 2011

Readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "While most equine insurance companies cover up to three focused shock wave treatments, what would you pay per treatment to heal a horse using shock wave therapy if studies demonstrated improvement... Read More

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New York Horse Mutilation Probed

April 20, 2011

State law enforcement authorities are seeking whoever is responsible for cutting off part of a horse's tongue at a farm in Massena, N.Y. Owner Teri Chapin said she discovered the injured Paint mare April 17 when she entered the horse's stall to feed ... Read More

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California Horse Dealer Sentenced

April 16, 2011

A California woman who pleaded guilty to misrepresenting horses she offered for sale on equine-related websites will serve 41 months in prison and pay $273,000 in restitution to 88 people who responded to her horse sales advertisements.... Read More

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Stem Cell Conference to Highlight Advances in Equine Veterinary Medicine

April 10, 2011

New stem cell research findings from human and veterinary medicine that will likely impact treatment of horses and dogs will be presented June 2-4 during the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association's (NAVRMA) second annual meeting... Read More

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Applications in Horses

April 01, 2011

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is an increasingly popular treatment method for equine injuries. During a presentation at the 2011 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 20-24 in Las Vegas, Nev., Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of Iowa ... Read More

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LSU Researcher Receives Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research

March 30, 2011

Mandi Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has received one of 17 research grants from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for her project, "Equine Bone Regeneration with ... Read More

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UC Davis Banks Foals' Umbilical Cords for Future Stem Cell Treatment

March 11, 2011

Horse owners now have the opportunity to collect umbilical cord tissue immediately after a foal is born and save it as a future source of therapeutic stem cells through the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at University of California, Davis ... Read More

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'Embryonic' Stem Cells and Tendonitis Repair (AAEP 2010)

March 07, 2011

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs, cells derived from embryos or generated using genetic means) have improved growth potential and are pluripotent, meaning they can form any tissue type to produce optimal healing. Unlike stem cells derived from an adult ... Read More