Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

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Poll Recap: Getting a Closer Look

June 30, 2015

Of the 375 respondents, 201 (54%) said the most recent imaging modality used on their horses was radiography.... Read More

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Circle Oak Equine Adds Surgery and Imaging Center

June 28, 2015

The practice, located in Petaluma, California, also offers equine sports medicine and rehab services.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.

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A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More

Technicians now position the sedated horse so that he’s balanced over all four legs. This will help limit the horse’s movement during the scan. The MRI room is lined with metal, which is seen in this image, to prevent interference from external radio waves.

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Equine Standing MRI Now Operating Opposite Belmont Park

June 19, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists hopes to use the state-of-the-art imaging system to help assess lameness.... Read More

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Veterinarians Evaluate Adverse Reactions to Myelograms

June 06, 2015

For the most part, the adverse reactions were mild and self-limiting. But some serious ones did occur.... Read More

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UKVDL Part of Larger Animal Health Monitoring Network

May 28, 2015

The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab is in-the-know on animal diseases, including equine ones, around the state and country.... Read More

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Equine Foundation Donation to Aid in Lameness Evaluation

May 17, 2015

Equine Guelph and Dr. Judith Koenig received a donation help to purchase a lameness evaluation device.... Read More

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Researchers Study Carpal Sheath Effusion Exam Techniques

May 13, 2015

Ultrasound is a useful method for diagnosing carpal sheath effusion, which is often associated with soft tissue damage.... Read More

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MRI to Predict Catastrophic Fetlock Fractures in Racehorses

May 05, 2015

Researchers say MRI might be useful as a screening test to identify racehorses at increased risk of fetlock fracture.... Read More

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AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More

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New Standards for Evaluating Blood Clotting in Horses

April 15, 2015

Researchers found that horses' blood differs from humans and dogs when they used thromboelastometry to assess clotting.... Read More

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Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good quality radiographs is critical when diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More

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Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

April 08, 2015

Review the options vets have for looking inside horses' bodies to see what's causing a limp, swelling, or pain.... Read More

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Digital Neurectomy Outcome in Horses with Chronic Foot Pain

March 10, 2015

Horses with concurrent deep digital flexor tendon lesions were four times more likely to become lame again post-surgery.... Read More

A meniscal tear as seen on ultrasound with the limb bearing weight.

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Arthroscopy vs. Ultrasound for Diagnosing Stifle Lesions

March 02, 2015

Researchers determined that using both modalities can help vets increase their diagnostic and prognostic capabilities.... Read More

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Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Acquires Standing MRI

February 26, 2015

Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists signed an agreement to install the unit at its facility near Belmont Park.... Read More

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A Review of Imaging Options for Subtle Lamenesses

February 11, 2015

A veterinarian weighs in on radiographs, nuclear scintigraphy, and standing MRI for diagnosing subtle lamenesses.... Read More

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Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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Which Cryotherapy Method Works Best for Cooling Hooves?

January 18, 2015

Methods that immerse the hoof and limb in ice and water to at least fetlock level are most effective.... Read More

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.

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Palm Meadows Training Center Adds Standing MRI Unit

January 14, 2015

The standing MRI is the first installed at a Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America, officials say.... Read More

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Vets Test Optical Coherence Tomography in Horse Joints

January 09, 2015

This new technique could allow veterinarians to better evaluate equine joint cartilage.... Read More

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Is Early Detection of Arthritis in Horses Finally a Reality?

December 28, 2014

Radiographs (X rays) and low-field MRI appear to be useful tools for diagnosing early-stage arthritis.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2014

Take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on internal medicine, imaging, vet practice, ligament injuries, and more.... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More