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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Racehorse Topics

March 17, 2011

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


Hoof Care

March 17, 2011

Farrier-vet teamwork, laminitis, horse hoof examination techniques, etc., were covered at the farriery program... Read More


Necropsy Report: Oceana Horse Not Shot

March 04, 2011

The leg injury sustained by a horse belonging to an active service member stationed at the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., was not caused by a gunshot, according to a necropsy report released March 2. Base Public Affairs Officer ... Read More


Racehorse Health (AAEP 2010)

February 14, 2011

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Fatal Injuries on Midwestern Racetracks (AAEP 2010)

January 24, 2011

In the Midwest there are several racetracks--featuring both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing--that sometimes slide under the radar of the mainstream racing community. But like all other tracks around the nation, these venues see wins, losses, ... Read More