Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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Congress Sets Hearing on Health, Safety in Horse Racing

April 24, 2012

The last congressional hearing on horse racing was held in June 2008 and dealt with similar issues.... Read More

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2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace Injured, Retired

April 23, 2012

Veterinarians diagnosed 5-year-old mare with lateral middle distal sesamoidean ligament desmitis on April 23.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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Large Animal Rescue Training at NC State, April 20-22

April 14, 2012

Veterinarians, emergency responders, and general horse caretakers are encouraged to attend.... Read More

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KHC Puts U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Funds to Work

April 13, 2012

U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Funds provided feed, hay, fencing, and veterinary supplies to equestrians in need.... Read More

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NYRA Challenges N.Y. Times Injury Rate Methodology

April 13, 2012

The NYRA is challenging the New York Times' methodology used to determine racehorse injury rates.... Read More

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Physiology Modifiers in Joint Disease Reviewed (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

One presenter reviewed the mechanisms behind drugs used to treat joint disease in horses.... Read More

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Know How to Use A Stethoscope Before You Need It

April 12, 2012

A properly used stethoscope can help horse owners pick up on possible developing health problems.... Read More

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NYSRWB Officially Launches Racehorse Fatality Database

April 02, 2012

The database consists of data from NYSRWB employees at every Thoroughbred and Standardbred track in the state.... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Horses

April 01, 2012

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might benefit horses with certain injuries or illnesses; more research is needed.... Read More

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Sen. Udall: 'Corruption' in Horse Racing Alarming

March 27, 2012

In the wake of a March 25 New York Times report, Udall renewed his call for safety and integrity regulation.... Read More

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Lecture on Identifying an Equine Emergency Scheduled

March 18, 2012

On April 3, New Bolton Center will present "It's 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn't Right: When is it an Emergency?"... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

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CHRB Medication Committee Names Advisory Panel

March 08, 2012

The panel will provide insight on various health issues for the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee.... Read More

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Jockey Club Sets Up Racehorse Injury Reporting Website

March 06, 2012

More than a dozen racetracks have committed to publishing their statistics from the Equine Injury Database.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Acupuncture and Managing Pain in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 28, 2012

Clinical trials still yield a mixed bag of results for acupuncture's efficacy in treating equine ailments.... Read More

A horse undergoing a computed tomographic examination to determine the cause of lameness in the lower limb. This short procedure requires general anesthesia, but can be useful for finding subtle lesions in the limbs.

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Practical Methods for Preventing Fractures in Racehorses

February 26, 2012

Researchers have discovered ways to identify horses that might be predisposed to fracturing their limbs.... Read More

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Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 26, 2012

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans.... Read More

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Kentucky Large-Animal Rescue Training Session Scheduled

February 09, 2012

Scheduled for March 30–April 1, the TLAER Training is open to EKU students and the general public.... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More

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Repairing Jaw Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 02, 2012

Despite their ghastly appearance most jaw fractures can be repaired relatively easily in a field setting.... Read More

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Hydrotherapy to Rehabilitate Injuries in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 30, 2012

Veterinarians can prescribe aquatic therapy in the form of swimming pools or underwater treadmills.... Read More

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LSU Veterinary School Helps Care for Rescued Horses

January 23, 2012

The LSU veterinary school helped provide medical care for dozens of allegedly maltreated horses.... Read More

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PRP, Bone Marrow for Tendon/Ligament Injuries (AAEP 2011)

January 21, 2012

Mixed study results indicate more research is needed to determine dosing frequency and therapeutic window.... Read More