Recent News for Injuries & Lameness

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Oaklawn Park Pre-Race Veterinary Exams Could Be Enhanced

August 29, 2012

All horses racing at Oaklawn Park in 2013 will likely will undergo a pre-race examination.... Read More

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Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More

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Kentucky Attempting to Reduce Racehorse Fatalities

August 16, 2012

The changes came about after eight racing fatalities occurred during the month of May at Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Lecture on New Equine Fracture Repair Techniques on Sept. 4

August 13, 2012

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, New Bolton Center will present a lecture on new techniques in equine fracture repair. ... Read More

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Radiographic Fetlock Abnormalities in Barrel Racing Horses

August 08, 2012

Nearly 50% of high-performance barrel racers evaluated showed radiographic changes in their fetlock joints.... Read More

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More Racehorse Veterinary Records to be Publicized

August 08, 2012

The treatment and drug records of horses running in the Travers Stakes will be updated daily online.... Read More

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Exercises to Strengthen Equine Back Muscles, Reduce Pain

August 06, 2012

Exercising the multifidus muscles in addition to daily training could reduce equine back pain.... Read More

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Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine's Effects on Equine OA

August 04, 2012

Study shows this treatment for mild osteoarthritis has longer lasting effects than previously thought.... Read More

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CSU to Offer Horse Health Discussions for Veterinarians

August 03, 2012

The first discussion, which will cover sacroiliac pain in horses, is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.... Read More

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How Much Does a Horse Cost?

August 01, 2012

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price.... Read More

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The Conservative Approach for Healing Horses

August 01, 2012

Many veterinarians recommend R&R and controlled exercise to heal tendon and ligament injuries. ... Read More

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Horse Health Research Abounds at 2012 Tevis Cup

July 31, 2012

Three horse health and welfare studies will be carried out during this year's Tevis Cup endurance ride.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Health Issues Discussed at RCI Meeting

July 26, 2012

Discussion topics included public veterinary records, commission authority over veterinarians, and Salix.... Read More

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RCI Tightens Model Rule on Shock Wave Therapy

July 25, 2012

The new rule states horses receiving ESWT will be ineligible to train or race for 10 days following treatment.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Scheduled for Oct. 16-17

July 24, 2012

The two-day event will bring together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More

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Belmont Winner Union Rags Retired with Suspensory Injury

July 23, 2012

A small lesion in the middle of the suspensory ligament in his left front leg was detected last week.... Read More

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Bramlage Issues Statement on Racehorse Medications, Injuries

July 13, 2012

Bramlage served as the AAEP On-Call veterinarian for this year's Triple Crown races.... Read More

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No Dermorphin Found in Ky. Derby, Oaks Horses' Samples

July 11, 2012

The pain-killer more powerful than morphine was not found in any Derby or Oaks samples tested.... Read More

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Commentary: Past, Present, and Future of Equine Stem Cells

July 06, 2012

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of stem cells in equine medicine.... Read More

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Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance

July 05, 2012

Muscular causes of poor performance, such as tying up and back pain, are relatively common in equine athletes.... Read More

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Horsemen Learn about Equine Corticosteroid Use

July 03, 2012

Thoroughbred horsemen in Indiana learned about corticosteroid use in equine joint injections.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Administration Routes in Horses Compared

June 26, 2012

Study finds that dexamethasone (DXM) behaves similarly regardless of how it enters the horse's body.... Read More

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Laminitis Claims Injured Racehorse Giant Ryan

June 17, 2012

His owners elected euthanasia after the colt began showing laminitis signs in one of his uninjured legs.... Read More

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Ky. Vets Develop Plan to Identify At-Risk Racehorses

June 16, 2012

Regulatory veterinarians implemented new protocol after an increase in the number of racing injuries in May. ... Read More