Recent News for Injuries & Wounds

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Positive Drug Test Changes Results of Major French Horse Race

December 01, 2012

The winner of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet was disqualified after testing positive for an anti-inflammatory.... Read More

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UC Davis Studying Equine Humerus, Scapula Fractures

November 30, 2012

The study will identify warning signs that could be indicative of impending catastrophic fractures.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Influences on Equine Fracture Healing

November 19, 2012

Bone fractures in horses, whether catastrophic or microscopic, heal through a complex sequence of events.... Read More

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

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Tendon and Ligament Injuries in Older Horses

November 08, 2012

Geriatric horses often suffer tendon and ligament injuries for reasons unique to their age group.... Read More

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Cannon Bone Fractures in Sport Horses vs. Racehorses

November 07, 2012

Researchers found that clinical signs of cannon bone fractures in sport horses and racehorses were similar.... Read More

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Advances in Equine Joint Pain Management

November 05, 2012

One researcher evaluated pharmacologic methods of osteoarthritis management and recent pain control advances.... Read More

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Study: Horse Fitness, Layups, Usage Linked

October 25, 2012

Researchers recently examined the factors that could affect a horse's propensity for injury and future use.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions

October 22, 2012

Neurologic signs, weakness, gait changes, and forelimb lameness can all point to an equine neck condition.... Read More

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Racehorse It's Tricky Retired due to Condylar Fracture

October 22, 2012

The 4-year-old filly sustained the beginnings of a condylar fracture in her right hind leg during a workout.... Read More

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FEI Addresses Medical Chiefs on Equine Injury Surveillance

October 20, 2012

Yves Rossier, DVM, presented information on an FEI-funded study on equine injuries at a recent conference.... Read More

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Corticosteroids in Racehorses: Beneficial But Controversial

October 18, 2012

Corticosteroid use is controversial, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately, one vet says.... Read More

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Education, Communication Can Improve Racehorse Safety

October 18, 2012

Educating trainers about the warning signs of catastrophic injury can help improve equine safety.... Read More

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New Concepts in Equine Skull Fracture Repair

October 17, 2012

While equine skull fractures are unsightly and alarming, surgeons can often repair them successfully.... Read More

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Data: 'Slight Drop' in Fatal Racehorse Injuries

October 17, 2012

Synthetic surfaces still have the lowest number of catastrophic breakdowns per 1,000 starts. ... Read More

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Arena Maintenance's Effects on Horse Movement

October 16, 2012

Arena maintenance changes the surface's properties, which in turn alters horses' movement patterns.... Read More

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Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections Help Keep Horses Safe

October 16, 2012

Pre-race inspections also communicate a message to horsemen that equine safety is a priority, one vet says.... Read More

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Lentenor, Barbaro's Full Brother, Retired

October 10, 2012

The full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro has been retired because of a tendon injury.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Link between Salmonella and Colic

October 09, 2012

Predictors of Salmonella shedding in horses identified to allow earlier biosecurity intervention.... Read More

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Improving Outcomes for Corneal Ulcers, Ulcerative Keratitis

October 05, 2012

The natural mechanisms in equine eyes can complicate corneal ulcer healing, but most ulcers fully recover.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter Undergoes Surgery

October 03, 2012

Veterinarians removed a 15-inch external growth from the colt's intestines this morning.... Read More

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Accuracy of Suspensory Ligament Measurements via Ultrasound

October 02, 2012

Obtaining accurate ultrasound measurements of the upper suspensory ligament is challenging, research shows.... Read More

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USEF to Offer Frangible Technology Grants

September 22, 2012

Frangible devices are designed to make the cross-country phase of eventing safer for horse and rider.... Read More