Ligament & Tendon Injuries

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A Review of Fatal Fetlock Injuries in California Racehorses

January 29, 2014

One of the most common sites of catastrophic injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses is the fetlock.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

January 28, 2014

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Treating Soft Tissue Injuries in Racehorses

January 05, 2014

Achieving a sustainable racing career following tendon or ligament injuries remains a challenge, one vet says.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Suspensory Ligament Injuries

January 01, 2014

Attendees discussed diagnostic and treatment options, among other topics.... Read More

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Researchers Receive 2013 EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows

December 09, 2013

Each received a $5,000 fellow to support their endeavors in equine research and a $500 travel stipend.... Read More

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A Review and Update on Tendon and Ligament Injuries

December 01, 2013

A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how to treat them. ... Read More

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Christmas Comes Early for Thoroughbred Rescue

November 29, 2013

CANTER California became a beneficiary as Ice Horse transitions to a new product line.... Read More

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Doppler Ultrasonography for Monitoring Tendonitis in Horses

October 08, 2013

Colors displayed by Doppler ultrasonography could help vets better follow tendonitis' healing processes. ... Read More

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2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Shanghai Bobby Retired

September 30, 2013

Shanghai Bobby sustained a suspensory ligament injury and was subsequently retired.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Struggles in Senior Horses

July 17, 2013

Soft tissue injuries--specifically tendon and ligament injuries--aren't uncommon in old horses.... Read More

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Safeguarding Show Horses: Impossible?

June 26, 2013

No matter the facilities or level of care, we can't ever fully protect horses from themselves.... Read More

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Lingering Lameness

June 04, 2013

Is a two-year-old injury a candidate for adipose-derived regenerative stem cell treatment?... Read More

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Of Horses and Health Problems

May 21, 2013

I'd like to learn more about your equine seniors and the health challenges they face.... Read More

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Hind-Limb Collateral Ligament Injuries Examined

May 18, 2013

Study results indicate affected horses have a guarded prognosis to return to athletic soundness.... Read More

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Therapeutic Ultrasound Settings for Horses Identified

April 23, 2013

Researchers identified what ultrasound settings achieve adequate temperature increases to be therapeutic.... 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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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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