Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

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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

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Hyperbaric Oxygen and Stem Cells in Equine Medicine

August 09, 2011

Researchers believe hyperbaric oxygen can be a beneficial adjunctive therapy to regenerative medicine.... Read More

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Expanding Stem Cells: Finding the Most Efficient Way

August 08, 2011

Researchers are determining the most efficient way to provide enough stem cells for an effective treatment.... Read More

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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