Fractures

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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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Banned Euthanized; Life At Ten Likely Retired

October 03, 2011

Banned euthanized after sesamoid repair, and Life At Ten will likely be retired after last place finish.... Read More

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Injured Thoroughbred Racehorse Banned Scheduled for Surgery

September 23, 2011

The Thoroughbred colt broke both sesamoids in his right ankle after working at Santa Anita Park on Sept. 22.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Cleared for Exercise

September 06, 2011

The Derby winner was cleared for exercise after undergoing surgery for a hairline fracture in his left hock.... Read More

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Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.

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Supporting Limb Laminitis: Prevention is the Best Treatment

August 15, 2011

Supporting limb laminitis is a sometimes fatal condition that develops as the result of another injury.... Read More

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Sesamoid Fractures: Size, Shape, and Racing Prognosis

August 01, 2011

Could the size and shape of the sesamoid fracture fragment have an impact on a horse's racing prognosis?... Read More

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Treating Equine Orthopedic Injuries with Stem Cells

July 17, 2011

Find out how stem cells are currently being used to treat orthopedic injuries in horses and how the cells ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Injured, Euthanized at Calgary Stampede

July 11, 2011

On opening day of the 2011 Calgary Stampede, a horse was euthanized after suffering a catastrophic injury ... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Recovering from Surgery

July 07, 2011

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner Animal Kingdom had successful surgery to repair a hairline slab... Read More

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Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Out for the Year

June 29, 2011

After examining a second set of X rays, it was determined that the leg injury suffered by Animal Kingdom was ... Read More

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Sorting Out IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cells

June 28, 2011

The wealth of scientific technology makes it difficult to keep track of treatment options for injured horses.... Read More

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Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses

June 23, 2011

Do you find stem cell therapy confusing? Here's a guide to what it is and how it works.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Winner Injured, Will Take Time Off

June 17, 2011

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has suffered an injury to his left hind leg; Nehro recovers from surgery... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Contender Nehro to Undergo Surgery

June 13, 2011

Nehro will undergo surgery to remove a bone chip from his right front fetlock.... Read More

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Stress Remodeling: Is Pasture Rest the Best Treatment?

June 12, 2011

Pasture rest could be the best treatment option for horses diagnosed with lower cannon bone stress remodeling.... Read More

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Case Study: Fetlock Bone Chip

June 06, 2011

A Thoroughbred filly receives arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip from her left hind fetlock.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby: Archarcharch, Battle of Hastings Doing Well After Surgery

May 09, 2011

Archarcharch and Battle of Hastings, two of the horses injured during the Kentucky Derby day races at Churchill Downs, are both doing well after surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Both surgeries took place May 8.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby 2011: Animal Kingdom Victorious, Archarcharch Injured

May 07, 2011

Team Valor International's homebred Animal Kingdom came from off the pace and roared down the stretch to win the 137th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands May 7 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Second in the classic race was Nehro with Mucho... Read More

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CHRB Targets Equine Injury Detection, Safer Track Surfaces

April 11, 2011

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is planning to expand its well-regarded equine postmortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). During a ... Read More

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Racehorse Euthanized After Fracturing Ankle Mid-Race

April 04, 2011

Thoroughbred racehorse Meteore was euthanized April 2 after suffering a catastrophic injury in his right lower leg in an allowance race at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif. "Meteore sustained multiple fractures and luxation (dislocation) of his ... Read More

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Limb Amputations in Horses a Valid Consideration (AAEP 2010)

March 30, 2011

Veterinary students are often taught that dogs are three-legged animals with a spare. It might be surprising to some that the same adage is a suitable description for horses, too. "In horses where conditions exist that prevent the use of traditional ... Read More

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Equine Humerus Fractures: Conservative Treatment Can Be Successful

March 26, 2011

Horses with fractures restricted to the deltoid tuberosity on the humerus (a bony structure located near the midsection of the humerus, the bone located between the shoulder and elbow joints) can have an excellent prognosis if treated with ... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Racehorse Topics

March 17, 2011

Racehorse topics such as track surfaces and fatality rates, injuries, and limb deformity are discussed.... Read More