Fractures

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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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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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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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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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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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Lecture on New Equine Fracture Repair Techniques on Sept. 4

August 13, 2012

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, New Bolton Center will present a lecture on new techniques in equine fracture repair. ... Read More

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Ky. Vets Develop Plan to Identify At-Risk Racehorses

June 16, 2012

Regulatory veterinarians implemented new protocol after an increase in the number of racing injuries in May. ... Read More

A horse undergoing a computed tomographic examination to determine the cause of lameness in the lower limb. This short procedure requires general anesthesia, but can be useful for finding subtle lesions in the limbs.

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Practical Methods for Preventing Fractures in Racehorses

February 26, 2012

Researchers have discovered ways to identify horses that might be predisposed to fracturing their limbs.... Read More

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Humeral Stress Fractures and Return to Racing (AAEP 2011)

February 04, 2012

The location of the fracture in the humerus impacted racing performance but had no effect on return to racing.... Read More

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In-Depth: Equine Lameness (AAEP 2011)

January 28, 2012

Tim Lynch, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Ocala, Fla., describes lameness topics.... Read More

Historically, many veterinarians have considered lucencies in pastern radiographs benign; however, one researcher has determined certain lucencies should be taken seriously because they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance.

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Pastern Lucencies' Effect on Racing Performance (AAEP 2011)

December 22, 2011

Certain lucencies should be taken seriously as they appear to have a significant effect on racing performance.... 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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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