Recent News for Injuries & Wounds

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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CT Scans can Help Diagnose Stifle Lameness

April 09, 2014

Although CT scan is useful for diagnosing stifle lameness, scanning horses' large body parts can be difficult.... Read More

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Will My Horse Survive Colic Surgery?

April 03, 2014

There are no easy answers when it comes to colic surgery, just as there are no easy decisions.... Read More

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Eventing Champion Headley Britannia Euthanized

April 02, 2014

Headley Britannia was euthanized April 1 after a cross-country schooling accident. She was 21.... Read More

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Study: Joint Injections have Low Risk of Synovial Sepsis

April 02, 2014

When careful aseptic techniques are used for joint injections, the risk of infection is low, researchers say.... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More

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Recognizing Pain on a Horse's Face

April 01, 2014

European researchers created and validated a technique for quantifying horse pain based on facial expressions.... Read More

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Blood-Contaminated Joint Fluid Samples Might Still be Useful

March 30, 2014

While vets typically toss contaminated samples, researchers now say useful information can still be garnered.... Read More

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Oral Joint Supplement Efficacy Tested in Senior Horses

March 26, 2014

Researchers found that an oral joint supplement did not improve stiff gaits in one senior horse population.... Read More

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Managing Axillary Wounds in Horses

March 25, 2014

Axillary wounds might look minor, but can cause serious problems. Learn how vets manage these wounds.... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.

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Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More

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Minimizing Wound Complications

March 19, 2014

Wound care is one of those many horse issues where there are as many opinions as there are horse owners. ... Read More

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Study Compares Laparoscopic, Conventional Cryptorchidectomy

March 19, 2014

Researchers say laparoscopy's advantages might not always outweigh conventional surgery's disadvantages.... Read More

A horse patient completes an underwater treadmill therapy session in the new Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center at the University of Tennessee's Veterinary Medical Center, in Knoxville.

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Underwater Treadmill Exercise's Effects on Horses' Backs

March 18, 2014

Using these treadmills in a horse's fitness regimen might help relieve back pain and increase range of motion.... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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Relieving Laminitis Pain in the Field

March 15, 2014

An appropriate and timely approach to pain management is critical in caring for laminitic horses.... Read More

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Study: Lower Corticosteroid Doses Might be Beneficial

March 13, 2014

The study concluded that corticosteroid treatments' desired effects could be reached at lower dosage levels. ... Read More

Shock wave therapy is one of many medical treatments for caudal heel pain.

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Dealing with Navicular Disease

March 11, 2014

Navicular disease can seem devastating when diagnosed, but many horses return to work with treatment.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Knee and Upper Cannon Bone Injuries

March 11, 2014

Jumpers' forelimbs withstand tremendous impact, and their knees and upper cannon bones are prone to injury.... Read More

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Using Bursography to Diagnose Palmar Foot Pain

March 08, 2014

Navicular bursography is an effective diagnostic option for palmar foot pain when MRI is not in the cards.... Read More

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Standing Colic Surgery? In Some Cases It's Possible

March 07, 2014

Recent research showed that standing colic colic can be beneficial when other options have failed.... Read More

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Diagnosing Lower Limb Lameness in Sport Horses

March 06, 2014

The lower limb is the most common site of lameness in English-discipline sport horses, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Anesthetizing Horses in the Field for an Hour or More

March 05, 2014

Learn how veterinarians safely anesthetize horses in the field for 60 minutes or longer.... Read More

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

March 04, 2014

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

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GI Complications Associated with Elective General Anesthesia

March 03, 2014

Researchers found that GI dysfunction occurred after 36 of the 416 procedures (about 8.7% of cases).... Read More