Ligament & Tendon Injuries
January 28, 2010
A summary of the the 2009 WEVA Congress that was held in Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil.... Read More
January 18, 2010
Studies at both the molecular and cellular level are needed to better determine how tendon injuries occur, said a group of researchers in the United Kingdom. Only then can appropriate treatment and preventative measures be developed.
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January 01, 2010
The 2009 World Equine Veterinary Association Congress included discussions of Rhodococcus equi, which causes foal pneumonia; sleep disorders and seizures; guttural pouch problems; late-term abortion; and tendon sheath problems/lameness.... Read More
December 28, 2009
Equine veterinarians can now objectively monitor tendon healing using a technique called ultrasonographic tissue characterization (UTC), said researchers from The Netherlands.
While a number of novel therapies for tendon healing have... Read More
December 20, 2009
After identifying a lack of reliability and repeatability in experienced veterinarians' evaluation of lameness, a group of vets have challenged the industry to search for and develop "a more objective and reliable method of lameness evaluation for us... Read More
December 17, 2009
ESPA is a "new" name for an old disease: degenerative suspensory ligament desmitis (DSLD), a heritable, debilitating syndrome characterized by "an insidious onset of either bilateral or quadrilateral lameness with no history of trauma or injury,"... Read More
December 16, 2009
The University of California, Davis, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have teamed up to offer the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. The conference will take place March 5... Read More
November 04, 2009
Tendons can be an important source of lameness in athletic horses, but issues with the tendon's sheath--the thin connective tissue wrapped around the tendons, containing synovial fluid--shouldn't be overlooked as another potential... Read More
November 01, 2009
Tendon and ligament injuries are notoriously difficult to treat. Are new therapies realistic treatment option... Read More
October 13, 2009
Jennifer Barrett, DVM, MS, PhD, an assistant professor of equine surgery at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, was recently awarded a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) to conduct research that will help... Read More
September 15, 2009
Special laboratory equipment is not needed to produce bacteria-free platelet concentrates (commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma), but stringent attention to proper aseptic technique is essential.
Equine veterinarians are using... Read More
September 09, 2009
A single injection of platelet-rich plasma appears beneficial for acute clinical tendon injuries in horses, report a group of scientists from The Netherlands.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of whole blood that contains a... Read More
August 29, 2009
Injecting glycosaminoglycan polysulfate directly into lesions of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) significantly improves reorganization of the tendon's collagen bundles during the healing process, report Brazilian veterinary... Read More
August 17, 2009
Neurectomy of the deep branch of the lateral plantar nerve resulted in a "profound" atrophy of the muscular portion of the proximal suspensory ligament reports researchers in the Equine Veterinary Journal.
The surgical procedure is... Read More
July 05, 2009
Thoroughbred Le Havre, winner of the June 7 Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I, the French Derby) for owner Gerard Augustin-Normand, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury suffered during the classic race, according to the Racing... Read More
June 02, 2009
One of the most common deformities that equine veterinarians deal with in newborns is contracted digital flexor tendons. This might cause foals to walk on the toes of their front hooves instead of being flat footed.... Read More
May 19, 2009
Focused on providing the latest in stem cell therapies for horses, the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine has opened its new Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching... Read More
April 25, 2009
Horses faced with career-ending tendon injuries might possess the power to heal themselves.
According to Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, Dipl. ACVS, and colleagues from Cornell University, veterinarians might be able to effectively treat horses... Read More
April 18, 2009
VetCell Bioscience's pioneering stem cell technique, which is used to return injured horses to top levels of performance, will be tested in human medicine. The trials will be conducted by VetCell's parent company MedCell Bioscience Ltd under the... Read More
April 13, 2009
Shock wave therapy is widely used to treat proximal suspensory desmitis by inducing the release of cytokines.... Read More
March 17, 2009
Top 2008 equine studies include lawsonia, EPM, heart murmurs, etc., at the AAEP Convention.... Read More
March 17, 2009
Lameness was an important topic at the 2008 AAEP Convention. Topics included arthritis treatment among others.... Read More
March 01, 2009
Windpuffs are soft, fluid-filled swellings toward the back of the fetlock joint, resulting from inflamed deep digital flexor tendon sheaths. Most commonly, these puffy enlargements are symptomless blemishes--old and cold, the result of years of hard ... Read More
February 20, 2009
One of the most common causes of lameness in horses--an injury to tendon and ligaments--can now be treated at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, with one of the newest treatments available, platelet-rich plasma.... Read More
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