Recent News for Western Veterinary Therapies

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HMT Offers ESWT

November 01, 2001

High Medical Technologies (HMT) was inadvertently omitted from the list of extracorporeal shock wave therapy manufacturers in the May issue of The Horse. The company is based in Switzerland.

HMT High Medical Technologies A.G.... Read More

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Alternative and Complementary Veterinary Medicine

October 15, 2001

Guidelines For Alternative And Complementary Veterinary Medicine

(Approved by AVMA House of Delegates, 1996)

Preamble

Veterinary medicine, like all professions, is... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Horses

October 10, 2001

The role of the equine sports therapist can be compared to that of the athletic trainer or sports therapist in human sports medicine. The job of these specialists is considered adjunctive to that of the sports medicine physician or orthopedist. ... Read More

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Chiropractic: Modality of Movement

October 10, 2001

Chiropractors have been treating human patients on a professional basis in this country since before the turn of the century, but it has only been in recent years that this alternative form of therapy has been applied to a substantial number of horse... Read More

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The Right Touch: Massage

October 09, 2001

Editor's Note: This series on therapeutic options is meant to offer basic information on the history of the therapy, what the therapy is, and how it is being used in the equine industry. Information presented in this series is... Read More

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Cross-Training For Horses

August 01, 2001

To add variety to conditioning programs, human athletes often undertake exercise sessions that are not specific to their athletic disciplines. For example, long-distance runners might cycle on a stationary bike once or twice a week, swim, or... Read More

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New Techniques In Laser Treatment

July 01, 2001

Lasers are playing a larger part in equine surgery.... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy: Use it Logically

June 01, 2001

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an established medical treatment (see The Horse of May 2001). Originally utilized to treat human kidney stones non-invasively, additional applications for this technology have been discovered.... Read More

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$1 Million For Equine Research

May 01, 2001

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board of Directors recently approved funding for 11 new projects. An additional project will be funded on the properties of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. The Foundation is inviting researchers to... Read More

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Shock Wave Learning

May 01, 2001

Researchers and clinicians met March 3 in Kentucky to exchange ideas about a treatment that is gaining nationwide attention for its success in healing difficult soft tissue and bone injuries. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has intrigue... Read More

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Shockwave: Waves of the Future

May 01, 2001

A new method of treating orthopedic injuries in horses is gaining interest among veterinarians and horse owners. Veterinarians around the world are using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and are encouraged by the results... Read More

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The Equine Spine--Back To Work

March 01, 2001

First, how can we visualize and understand what's going on under that hair, skin, and muscle? Denoix has diagnostic steps to examine a horse with performance problems that he believes might stem from the spine.... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy Symposium To Be Held

January 19, 2001

Veterinarians will have the opportunity to learn about the physics and technology of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Studies on... Read More

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Shockwave: Sounds of the Future

January 01, 2001

An extracorporeal shock wave therapy device sounds high-tech, and it is. Based on the same technology that is used in human medicine to break up kidney stones, shock wave therapy is being defined, and refined, for use in treating various injurie... Read More

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Behind the Scenes

January 01, 2001

This month's cover story takes a look at the sport of rodeo. Whether you are a fan or not, rodeo is one of the fastest-growing equine sports in the world. It is run by very forward-thinking people in regard to animal welfare. Rodeo is a unique... Read More

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

December 29, 2000

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, of Purdue University has been examining the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in the horse. He and other researchers working with ESWT presented their findings at the recent convention of the American... Read More

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The Breaking Point--Catastrophic Injuries

October 01, 2000

Catastrophic injuries, involving the fracture of a bone, take a heavy toll on racehorses in training and in competition. Research through the years has given the veterinary surgeon additional tools and knowledge to deal with these... Read More

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Equine Physical Therapy

July 01, 2000

How does Physical Therapy relate to horses and to veterinary medicine? According to Haussler, the veterinary community can learn a lot from physical therapists about taking a proactive approach to equine rehab.... Read More

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Alternative Therapies: Quality or Quackery?

June 01, 2000

In spite of (or perhaps because of) the ongoing debate about the merits of chiropractic, acupuncture, and other "alternative" treatments, these and other modalities are exploding in popularity. First embraced by human medicine, methods ranging from... Read More

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Midway College Offers Equine Therapy Degree

January 07, 2000

Midway College, located in Midway, Kentucky, in the heart of Bluegrass horse country, recently added the only bachelor's degree program in equine therapy in the United States to its curriculum. This degree program offers students the chance to... Read More

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Reconditioning After Lay-Up

September 01, 1999

A small-animal orthopedic veterinarian once told me, "The athlete that heals slowly heals best." In other words, although some physical therapy might be recommended as the body heals, the body’s soft and hard tissues need to recover wholly from... Read More

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Equine Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Offered At Purdue

July 16, 1999

A new, non-invasive veterinary treatment utilizing high pressure waves to alleviate equine bone and tendon ailments—including navicular disease and degenerative joint disease of the lower hock joints—was initiated at the... Read More

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Kosovo Atrocities Affect Horses

May 14, 1999

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is preparing for action to aid livestock and pets in war-torn Kosovo when the bombs stop falling. WSPA's Trevor Wheeler, along with colleagues, recently was sent to... Read More

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There Was a Crooked Foal

May 01, 1999

A newborn foal, teetering on spidery legs, has a knock-kneed, awkward charm that can melt hearts. ... Read More

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Exercise Equipment

March 01, 1999

Like busy professionals everywhere, horse people often find there just aren't enough hours in the day. What with stalls to be mucked, arenas to be harrowed, fields to be bush-hogged or mowed, fencing to be repaired, hay to be baled, tack repairs... Read More