Recent News for Injuries & Wounds

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Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More

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MRI to Evaluate Suspensory, Sesamoid Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 27, 2013

Researchers say MRI is invaluable for identifying suspensory ligament lesions and sesamoid bone damage.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Returns to Stonestreet Farm

March 26, 2013

Rachel Alexandra was released from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and returned home to Stonestreet Farm today.... Read More

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Evaluating Joint Infections Using SAA Levels (AAEP 2012)

March 25, 2013

Researchers evaluated a new method that could help vets monitor joint infections' response to treatment.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

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Stem Cell Approach Ineffective for SDFT Injuries (AAEP 2012)

March 15, 2013

Researchers found no significant improvement in SDFT injuries treated with mesenchymal stem cells.... Read More

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Barn Fires: The Veterinarian's Role (AAEP 2012)

March 06, 2013

A well-thought-out approach to triage after a barn fire can save horses' lives.... Read More

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Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More

This 3D reconstruction shows a comminuted fracture in the long pastern.

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CT for Equine Limb Fracture Diagnosis? (AAEP 2012)

March 01, 2013

One veterinarian believes CT offers a better option for imaging some lower limb fractures than radiography.... Read More

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Post-Colic Surgery Stent Bandage Prevents Incisional Infection (AAEP 2012)

February 27, 2013

One researcher says a stent bandage appears to create an ideal environment for incisional healing.... Read More

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Using MRI and Scintigraphy to Diagnose Suspensory Injuries (AAEP 2012)

February 22, 2013

Using both MRI and scintigraphy could be beneficial when diagnosing suspensory-ligament-related injuries... Read More

The MRI on the left of a control horse (left) shows no identifiable changes, while the MRI from a case horses (right) shows increased bone density in the condyle.

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MRI to Identify Bone Changes in Racehorses (AAEP 2012)

February 21, 2013

MRI could detect bone changes indicating a horse is at risk for catastrophic fractures before accidents occur.... Read More

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Managing Penetrating Injuries in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 17, 2013

Penetrating injuries can have serious consequences for horses, but vets are well-versed in handling them.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Standardbred Racehorse Deaths Probed

February 11, 2013

Authorities are investigating two unrelated incidents occurring 15 minutes apart at The Meadows Racetrack.... Read More

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Using Intra-Articular Corticosteroids (AAEP 2012)

February 11, 2013

With appropriate care and use, vets can mitigate some risks associated with intra-articular corticosteroids.... Read More

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Keeneland: No Plans to Ditch Polytrack

February 08, 2013

The racetrack has no intention to remove its Polytrak surface after this year's spring meet. ... Read More

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Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 08, 2013

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. ... Read More

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Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

January 24, 2013

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection.... Read More

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Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

January 06, 2013

Researchers found variations in degree of fetlock flexion, hoof slide in horses working on different surfaces.... Read More

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Commentary: Saving Potesta, an Unlikely Story

January 02, 2013

Read how veterinarians saved a record-breaking racehorse after she sustained a life-threatening injury.... Read More

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Bob Baffert Trainee Tweebster Euthanized

January 02, 2013

The 5-year-old gelding was euthanized after fracturing both sesamoid bones in his left front leg.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

December 25, 2012

My vet wants my 38-year-old on bute forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More

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Study: Suspensory Injuries Could be Linked to Excessive Extended Trot

December 12, 2012

Recent study results suggest a possible link between extended trot and risk for suspensory ligament injuries.... Read More