Recent News for Conformation and Problems

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Shock Wave Therapy for Lower Leg Wounds on Horses

May 01, 2013

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy could be a promising tool for treating equine lower limb wounds. ... Read More

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CFS Classification System Developed (AAEP 2012)

April 21, 2013

Researchers developed a uniform system for classifying cases of contracted foal syndrome (CFS).... Read More

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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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Cold Weather Leg Wrapping

April 02, 2013

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

These images show the difference in pressure distribution between a horse ridden at the sitting trot wearing no saddle pad (left) vs. a sheepskin saddle pad (right).

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Saddle Pad Science

April 01, 2013

Researchers are learning how different pads stack up for keeping our horses happy and healthy under saddle.... 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

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Resolving a Common Swelling

January 01, 2013

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Study: Cut-Out Saddle Pads Relieve Some Saddle Pressure

November 16, 2012

A cut-out patterned English appeared to have multiple benefits when compared to not using a pad.... Read More

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Could Horses' Neck Postures Indicate Back Pain?

October 26, 2012

A recently published French study suggests a horse's neck posture might indicate correlating back pain.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions

October 22, 2012

Neurologic signs, weakness, gait changes, and forelimb lameness can all point to an equine neck condition.... Read More

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Equine Veterinary Students Welcome New Learning Tool

September 11, 2012

Veterinary professors in England develop "Anato-Rug" to help students study equine anatomy.... Read More

Compston's new flexural deformity treatment method involves creating an active tension splint via a wire placed into the foal's hoof.

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New Equine Flexural Deformities Treatment Technique Studied

September 09, 2012

A novel treatment technique for correcting flexural deformities in foals showed promise in a recent study.... Read More

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New Surgical Treatment for Kissing Spines Evaluated

August 28, 2012

A new, minimally invasive kissing spines treatment method boasted a 95% success rate in a recent study.... 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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New Treatment for Equine Bone Fragility Disorder Evaluated

August 10, 2012

Zoledronate appears effective in improving clinical signs associated with bone fragility disorder.... 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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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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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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Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More

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Horse Gaits: Sound Doesn't Equal Symmetrical

April 30, 2012

Research indicates that most sound horses' movements differ depending on direction of travel on a circle.... Read More

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Registration Open for AAEP Hind Limb Lameness Seminar

April 23, 2012

The hind limb lameness seminar will be held in conjunction with the AAEP's Business Education Workshop.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

April 11, 2012

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes.... Read More

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A Closer Look at Treating Stifle Disease in Horses

April 11, 2012

Veterinarians treated horse stifle injuries with corticosteroid injections, stem cell approaches, and surgery.... Read More

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Supportive Care for Foals with Pharyngeal Dysfunction

March 14, 2012

A recent study suggests that with supportive care affected foals can lead healthy and productive lives.... Read More