Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

Researchers confirmed that neck CT can be performed in large adult horses to help  diagnose cervical lesions and guide treatment.

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CT for Imaging Neck Lesions: Not Just for Small Horses

April 17, 2017

A custom-designed equine CT table and a commercial Big Bore scanner make it possible to image neck lesions in horses.... Read More

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Weanling Stifle Abnormalities Can Improve by Yearling Year

April 15, 2017

Researchers found that many radiographic abnormalities resolve by the time weanlings return to the auction as yearlings.... Read More

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How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

April 10, 2017

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis.... Read More

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Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

April 05, 2017

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling.... Read More

These CT (left), fused PET/CT (center) and CT (right) images of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse mare's front feet (top: left, bottom: right). There is a severe lesion in the navicualr bone on the left front seen both on CT and PET. The CT of the right front does not show any abnormalites but the PET shows an early lesion.

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

March 08, 2017

PET scans revealed lesions in bony and soft tissue, some of which weren't visible on other imaging modalities.... Read More

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Stifle Abnormalities in Young Thoroughbreds

March 03, 2017

Early diagnosis could allow vets to implement management strategies, such as restricted exercise, that promote healing.... Read More

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Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

February 10, 2017

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly.... Read More

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Using MRI to Evaluate Fetlock Pain

February 06, 2017

Vets use MRI to identify issues and prescribe targeted treatment to give the horse the best chance at returning to work.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 30, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Accelerating Medical Progress on Equine Lameness

January 11, 2017

One researcher describes the promising progress that's been made in lameness diagnosis and treatment.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries of the Western Performance Horse's Foot

January 01, 2017

Veterinarians discuss how they diagnose and treat injuries to the collateral ligament, DDFT, navicular bursa, and more.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 06, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, equine collapse, MRI, industry issues, and more! ... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 25, 2016

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

Figure 1: The new equine PET scanner arrived at the UC Davis veterinary hospital in August.

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UC Davis' Equine PET Scanner Providing Results

November 18, 2016

Veterinarians have begun research, using the scanner in a clinical trial on client-owned horses.... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

November 09, 2016

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job.... Read More

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duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Gets High-Def CT Scanner

October 28, 2016

The new unit allows veterinarians to perform high-definition CT scans on standing or recumbent (lying down) horses.... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 19, 2016

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More

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Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium

October 19, 2016

Lecture topics will include neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehab options.... Read More

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Wulster to Speak on 3-D Printing in Large Animal Medicine

October 13, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Wulster is a radiologist and assistant professor of diagnostic imaging at Penn Vet.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.

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Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More

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Low-Field MRI Useful for Assessing Sesamoidean Ligaments

October 05, 2016

Researchers found that standing MRI is effective for viewing the difficult-to-image ligaments in the horse's lower legs.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More