Recent News for First Aid & Emergency Care

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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

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Joint Lubrication and Injury Response (AAEP 2011)

January 19, 2012

Treatment goals should be to aid in performance without eliminating the joint's natural response to injury.... Read More

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Kissing Spines: Common, But Not Career-Ending (AAEP 2011)

January 18, 2012

Kissing spines are more likely to cause clinical problems in certain breeds, disciplines, and age groups.... Read More

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The Latest Insights into Managing Joint Disease in Horses

January 17, 2012

Topical anti-inflammatories, hyaluronic acid, and shock wave therapy are among the popular treatment options.... Read More

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Managing Neck and Back Pain in Sport Horses

January 11, 2012

A thorough physical examination and tailored therapeutic approach can help relieve equine neck and back pain.... Read More

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Back Pain in Horses Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

January 07, 2012

Topics discussed included diagnostic methods, types of back pain, kissing spines, and treatment methods. ... Read More

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Sport Horse/Jumpers Practice Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 26, 2011

Attendees discussed the horse's overall work program, assessment, conditioning strategies, and more.... Read More

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Horse Physiology Knowledge Helps Protect Animal Health

December 23, 2011

Owners have a better chance of detecting disease and stress in a horse if they're familiar with what's normal.... Read More

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Sports Injury Rehabilitation Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 13, 2011

Topics discussed included soft tissue injuries, post-operative and posttrauma care, and neck and back pain.... Read More

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Track Veterinarians See Progress in Equine Health, Safety

December 08, 2011

The racing industry is making significant progress in identifying causes for equine injuries, two vets agree.... Read More

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Large-Animal Rescue Training Scheduled at EKU

December 07, 2011

The training is scheduled for March 30-Apr. 1, 2012 and will take place in Richmond, Ky.... Read More

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Lameness in the Racehorse Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 05, 2011

Attendees discussed hoof lameness, club feet, track surface's effect on lameness, back and neck pain, and EPM.... Read More

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Understanding Chronic Pain

December 01, 2011

Chronic pain can't be ignored, as it negatively impacts both a horse's physiology and his mental health.... Read More

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Detecting Discomfort

December 01, 2011

One of the challenges with equine pain management is often simply detecting a horse in pain and to what extent... Read More

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House Arrest: Your Horse on Stall Rest

December 01, 2011

Stall rest can be anything but restful for horse and owner alike. Here's how to achieve the best possible outc... Read More

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The Science Behind Rehab Therapy

December 01, 2011

In the right hands, these physical therapy methods can help rehabilitate injured horses.... Read More

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Pan Am Endurance Silver Medalists Receive MHIB Award

November 18, 2011

John Crandell III and Heraldic won two silver medals at the Endurance competition at the Pan American Games.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: A. U. Miner Recovering from Surgery

November 09, 2011

A. U. Miner had surgery Nov. 7 to repair bilateral sesamiod fractures sustained in the Breeders' Cup Marathon.... Read More

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Researchers Use Models to Learn Why Equine Bodies Break

November 02, 2011

Using computational modeling, researchers can examine "what if" scenarios related to equine injuries.... Read More

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Lecture Discusses NEXT Generation in Equine Tissue Healing

October 30, 2011

Nonsurgical exogenous crosslinking therapy (NEXT) is undergoing efficacy testing in healing equine tendons... Read More

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Scientist: Score Equine Pain with 'Research Pain Models'

October 29, 2011

Reliable equine pain models are required for testing the effectiveness of new or existing pain-killing drugs.... Read More

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NC State CVM Professor Receives Equine Research Award

October 04, 2011

Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, is the recipient of the Merial Applied Equine Research Award.... Read More

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Stem Cell-PRP Combination Effective in Treating Lesions

October 01, 2011

A stem cell-PRP combination could be more effective than either therapy alone for treating soft tissue lesions... Read More