Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

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Head Position Impacts Kissing Spines Evaluation (AAEP 2012)

April 20, 2013

How a horse stands during X rays might influence how vets interpret images when diagnosing kissing spines. ... Read More

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Ultrasonography to Diagnose Equine Lung Problems (AAEP 2012)

April 11, 2013

One veterinarian described the steps involved in conducting an ultrasound examination of the equine lungs.... Read More

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Limb Positioning for Assessing Joints via X Ray (AAEP 2012)

April 08, 2013

How a horse is positioned while X rays are taken significantly affects joint balance, researchers say.... Read More

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MRI to Evaluate Suspensory, Sesamoid Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 27, 2013

Researchers say MRI is invaluable for identifying suspensory ligament lesions and sesamoid bone damage.... Read More

Ultrasound of horses with arytnoid chondritis (right) revealed abnormally shaped and sized cartilages and abnormal echogenecity compared to horses without the disorder (left).

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Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 11, 2013

Ultrasonography could be a valuable adjunct tool for diagnosing equine arytenoid chondritis.... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

This 3D reconstruction shows a comminuted fracture in the long pastern.

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CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 01, 2013

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography.... Read More

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Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness (AAEP 2012)

February 24, 2013

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness.... Read More

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Using MRI and Scintigraphy to Diagnose Suspensory Injuries (AAEP 2012)

February 22, 2013

Using both MRI and scintigraphy could be beneficial when diagnosing suspensory-ligament-related injuries... Read More

The MRI on the left of a control horse (left) shows no identifiable changes, while the MRI from a case horses (right) shows increased bone density in the condyle.

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MRI to Identify Bone Changes in Racehorses (AAEP 2012)

February 21, 2013

MRI could detect bone changes indicating a horse is at risk for catastrophic fractures before accidents occur.... Read More

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Decoding Small Intestine Problems with Ultrasound (AAEP 2012)

February 09, 2013

Ultrasound can be a valuable aid to practitioners when assessing the cause and severity of colic.... Read More

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Hoof Radiographs' Role In Practical Farriery (AAEP 2012)

January 15, 2013

One vet says radiographs can help in assessing a horse's feet and developing a plan to maximize soundness.... Read More

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Univ. of Wisconsin Acquires Dynamic Endoscope

January 13, 2013

This dynamic endoscope is currently the only such tool in the state of Wisconsin, the school reported.... Read More

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Identifying Laminitic Changes with MRI

December 14, 2012

MRI might offer evidence of laminitic changes in a horse's hoof before the disease is otherwise identified. ... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

December 10, 2012

Dr. Lisa Fortier recaps studies on upper respiratory tract health, colic, lameness, and racehorse health.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

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

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Cannon Bone Fractures in Sport Horses vs. Racehorses

November 07, 2012

Researchers found that clinical signs of cannon bone fractures in sport horses and racehorses were similar.... Read More

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Annotating the Equine Genome

October 23, 2012

Researchers are taking the next step and asking questions about the information the equine genome contains.... Read More

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Behind the Scenes at the New Bolton Center

October 16, 2012

Go behind the scenes at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Checking for Equine Stomach Ulcers

October 13, 2012

Gastroscopy is the only surefire way to know what the inside of your horse's stomach looks like. ... Read More

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Saddle Slip as an Indicator of Hind-Limb Lameness

October 08, 2012

British researchers learned that saddle slip could indicate subtle or low-grade hind-limb lameness.... Read More

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Vet Science Grad Program Unites Passion for Science, Horses

October 05, 2012

Graduate students are uniquely positioned for immersion in research that will advance horse health knowledge.... Read More

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Accuracy of Suspensory Ligament Measurements via Ultrasound

October 02, 2012

Obtaining accurate ultrasound measurements of the upper suspensory ligament is challenging, research shows.... Read More

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EMS, PPID Focus of Second Equine Endocrinology Summit

September 27, 2012

Endocrinology researchers met to discuss equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and equine Cushing's disease (PPID).... Read More

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New Software Evaluates Horse, Rider Asymmetry

September 25, 2012

A software program uses video gaming technology to evaluate horse and rider asymmetry.... Read More