Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

A guide from the National Museum of Australia uses the museum robot to show students Phar Lap’s heart.


Robot Brings Racehorse Phar Lap's Body Together Digitally

November 04, 2013

For years three major parts of Phar Lap's body have been housed in pieces at three museums in two countries.... Read More


Equine Joint Injection Simulator Created for Vet Students

November 01, 2013

The simulator allows students practice joint injections before trying their hands at injecting a live horse. ... Read More

Master’s student Johanna Ternstrom holds a smart textile monitor designed for equine-related research.


Smart Textiles: Future Use in Equine Research

October 26, 2013

Researchers are investigating the use of smart textiles and technology in equine science.... Read More


UC Davis to Celebrate New Linear Accelerator with Free CE

October 19, 2013

The CE will be a part of the dedication ceremony for the new TrueBeam linear accelerator.... Read More

Geographic Distribution of Horses with Antibodies Against EPM-causing Parasites


Study: EPM's Causative Agents More Widespread than Expected

October 16, 2013

Researchers found that Neospora hughesi is being identified in horses across the United States.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Equine Hematology Parameters

October 13, 2013

Researchers believe variables such as breed and geographic location might impact horses' blood test results.... Read More


Doppler Ultrasonography for Monitoring Tendonitis in Horses

October 08, 2013

Colors displayed by Doppler ultrasonography could help vets better follow tendonitis' healing processes. ... Read More


Equine Gait Analysis Takes Step Forward

August 19, 2013

Researchers used sensors to measure a horse's movements and quantify limb movement outside a gait laboratory.... Read More


Equine Surgeon Cheetham Named First Zweig Research Scientist

August 16, 2013

The position will fund Cheetham’s research into diagnosing and treating recurrent laryngeal paralysis.... Read More


Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More


LSU Acquires New Nuclear Medicine Unit

July 12, 2013

The nuclear medicine unit will allow veterinarians perform state-of-the-art bone scans on horses. ... Read More


CT for Diagnosing Lung Disease in Foals

July 08, 2013

Veterinarians are taking a page from human medicine books by using CT to evaluate pulmonary disease in foals.... Read More

Thermal images of the front legs of a horse. Left without a draft, right-cooled drafts two and a half minutes with the speed from 1.3 to 2.6 meters per second right leg significantly.


Airflow's Impact on Thermographic Readings of Horse Legs

May 29, 2013

Moving air can have a significant effect on thermographic readings of horses' front legs, researchers say.... Read More


New Tool Detects Effects of Endophytic Alkaloid Consumption

May 19, 2013

Researchers tested Doppler ultrasonography to detect vasoconstriction due to endophytic alkaloid consumption.... Read More


Thermography Aids in Saddle Fit Evaluations

May 08, 2013

More than 50% of horses in a thermography study showed hot spots under saddles after 15 minutes of exercise.... Read More


Endoscopic Evaluations in Exercising Thoroughbred Yearlings

May 07, 2013

Vets evaluated the potential application of dynamic endoscopy when examining Thoroughbred yearlings.... Read More


Therapeutic Ultrasound Settings for Horses Identified

April 23, 2013

Researchers identified what ultrasound settings achieve adequate temperature increases to be therapeutic.... Read More


Diagnosing Hoof Lameness due to Multiple Causes (AAEP 2012)

April 22, 2013

One vet said multiple abnormalities could contribute to hoof lameness, rather than just one problem.... Read More


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


Ultrasonography to Diagnose Equine Lung Problems

April 11, 2013

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


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


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).


Ultrasound for Arytenoid Chondritis Diagnosis?

March 11, 2013

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


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.


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