Recent News for Conformation and Problems
March 29, 2010
In a retrospective study of 118 French Trotters, a team of veterinarians found that horses with back pain had more severe and localized lesions identifiable on X ray than horses with no evidence of back pain, but even pain-free horses had lesio... Read More
March 01, 2010
In 2009 the AAEP Foundation conducted a survey to assess the thoughts and opinions of the membership in defining and prioritizing the needs for equine health research. This followed an initial survey in 2003 to establish needs for equine research...... Read More
February 11, 2010
Osteoarthritis of the distal (lower) hock joints is a common performance problem in sport horses. ... Read More
January 29, 2010
A high prevalence of radiographic abnormalities exist in the joints of yearling and 2-year-old Quarter Horses.... Read More
January 27, 2010
The equine lower limb can be a notoriously difficult part of the horse to treat with systemic antibiotics, mainly because the limited blood supply in this area makes it tough to deliver enough antibiotic to be effective. One option for getting ... Read More
January 09, 2010
Osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal joint (the lower joint space of the knee in a horse's front leg) is a debilitating and life-threatening condition. However, surgically fusing the joint appears to be a viable treatment option in affected ... Read More
December 22, 2009
A rising trot is less loading to a horse's back than a sitting trot, producing less vertical force as measured through new biomechanical techniques, according to Dutch researchers. From the kinematic data of 13 riders on two horses, scientists were ... Read More
November 18, 2009
An oral hyaluronan product in Spain didn't produce any improvement in horses with osteochondrosis says study. ... Read More
November 08, 2009
Guttural pouches are more than just ill-defined air-filled vats located somewhere in the horse's head, said Julie Fjeldborg, DVM, PhD, an associate professor in the department of large animal sciences at the University of Copenhagen,... Read More
October 10, 2009
Horses with persistent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), an important performance-limiting abnormality of the upper respiratory tract, have a different anatomic location of the larynx than horses with only intermittent DDSP, report... Read More
September 29, 2009
A laser device for measuring horses and ponies might give more reliable and objective measurements than a traditional stick, researchers said. Ponies currently competing in Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) events must not measure more than... Read More
September 09, 2009
A single injection of platelet-rich plasma appears beneficial for acute clinical tendon injuries in horses, report a group of scientists from The Netherlands.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of whole blood that contains a... Read More
September 04, 2009
Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Michael Matz, Keeneland sales inspector Ryan Mahan, Fasig-Tipton sales inspector Bill Graves, and noted bloodstock agent Buzz Chace share their knowledge and guiding principles when it comes to analyzing... Read More
August 25, 2009
A once-paralyzed foal is now up and running about with the help of an equine "walker" following a groundbreaking surgery to remove a cyst from the spinal cord, according to the treating veterinarians in Belgium.
The Boulonnais draft horse... Read More
August 12, 2009
Saddle pads might help reduce painful pressure on a horse's back caused by ill-fitting saddles, but the ideal pad will vary from horse to horse and from saddle to saddle, according to a new study by Austrian researchers.
Optimum pressure... Read More
August 11, 2009
It might be nice to doze off while waiting in the checkout line at the grocery store, but unlike horses, humans cannot sleep standing up. Having evolved to flee in an instant, horses are equipped with a "stay apparatus" that allows them to remai... Read More
August 05, 2009
Managing wounds on the lower limbs of horses can be expensive, frustrating, and wrought with complications. ... Read More
July 29, 2009
Developmental orthopedic disease can rob a young horse of his future as a sound athlete. ... Read More
July 22, 2009
Molly the Pony, one of the world's only prosthesis-wearing ponies, will be visiting The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Aug. 6 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Visitors will have the chance to hear the presentation "It's All About Molly" at 5... Read More
July 11, 2009
The force a rider exerts on the horse's back will shift depending on his or her position and should be included in any evaluation of tack pressure, researchers recently reported.
"You need a force that is distributed over a certain area to... Read More
July 01, 2009
I purchased my Thoroughbred gelding when he was 5 years old. Within the next two years we were doing really ... Read More
June 20, 2009
During a three-year study on articular (joint) cartilage maturation, researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center used new genetic techniques to investigate how joint cartilage changes between newborn foals and young adult horses.
It is... Read More
June 02, 2009
One of the most common deformities that equine veterinarians deal with in newborns is contracted digital flexor tendons. This might cause foals to walk on the toes of their front hooves instead of being flat footed.... Read More
May 30, 2009
Results of a clinical study showed that distal limb wounds treated with a dressing containing esterified hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) showed no improvement in healing as compared to untreated wounds.
To evaluate the effect of an... Read More
May 29, 2009
Researchers examined the effects of uneven feet on equine performance and linked this to other faults. ... Read More