Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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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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Injured TLAER Horse on the Mend

July 16, 2012

Torque sustained no neurologic deficits as a result of the injury and continues to respond well to treatment.... 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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TLAER Horse Recovering from Injury in Canada

July 12, 2012

"Torque" is recovering at the University of Prince Edward Island's Atlantic Veterinary College.... 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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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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Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

July 01, 2012

A number of factors can enhance or derail wound healing.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... 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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Horses Displaced by Colorado Wildfires

June 25, 2012

More than 200 horses have been evacuated from a wildfire burning near Manitou Springs, Colo.... 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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CSU Vets, Students Helping Horses Affected by Colo. Wildfire

June 14, 2012

CSU staff and students have examined and/or treated about 150 horses displaced by the wildfire so far.... Read More

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Jockey Club Announces Project to Identify At-Risk Horses

June 13, 2012

The statistics-based system would notify track officials and regulatory vets if a horse is deemed at-risk.... Read More

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Sprinter Injured on Belmont Stakes Undercard Awaits Surgery

June 11, 2012

Giant Ryan fractured both sesamoids in his left front leg during a race at Belmont Park on June 9.... Read More

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Results of Standing Fracture Repair in Racehorses Examined

June 10, 2012

Standing fracture repair avoided general anesthesia risks and allowed most study horses to return to racing.... Read More

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Bramlage: I'll Have Another Injury is Minor But Slow-Healing

June 08, 2012

I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t... Read More

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AAEP On Call Team to Support Belmont Stakes Telecasts

June 07, 2012

An equine veterinarian will be on call to provide timely health reports to the media on the equine athletes.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Prepare for Active Wildfire Season

June 03, 2012

National authorities have cautioned horse owners to prepare for wildfires before they occur.... Read More

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Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More

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Hurricane Season Resources for Horse Owners

June 01, 2012

Learn how to prepare yourself, your horse, and your farm for the hurricane season.... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes

May 29, 2012

Although injured horses need time off, they could need greater amounts of some nutrients than during training.... Read More

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Minnesota Makes Racehorse Drug Threshold Changes

May 22, 2012

The new guidelines will be "based on the latest science, testing technology, and veterinarian expertise."... Read More

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Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More

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AVC to Offers Large Animal Emergency Rescue Course

May 13, 2012

Atlantic Veterinary College's Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue course will take place July 5-7.... Read More