Muscle and Joint Problems

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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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Lecture Discusses NEXT Generation in Equine Tissue Healing

October 30, 2011

Nonsurgical exogenous crosslinking therapy (NEXT) is undergoing efficacy testing in healing equine tendons... Read More

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: A Review

July 20, 2011

Research indicates adipose tissue is a reliable source from which to collect stem cell aspirates in horses.... Read More

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Understanding Growth Factors in Regenerative Medicine

July 18, 2011

A better understanding of the growth factors require for tissue healing could enhance stem cells' efficacy.... 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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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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The Benefit of Poultices During the Show Season

June 21, 2011

Poultice can help reduce tissue heat and swelling caused by high intensity training and performance.... Read More

Broodmare sniffs a video camera at Woodford Equine Hospital.

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Tackling Tendon and Ligament Injuries

June 03, 2011

The latest therapies for injured tendons and ligaments focus on rebuilding tissue to its original strength.... Read More

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Search for the Cause of Equine Atypical Myopathy

April 04, 2011

Equine atypical myopathy (EAM), a seasonal, pasture-associated muscle disorder of unknown etiology (cause), presents a particular challenge to veterinarians. The disease is characterized by a generalized complete degeneration of muscle fibers, which ... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

April 01, 2011

Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative therapy that can be used to treat horses with tendon/ligament injuries.... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy

March 23, 2011

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive modality used to stimulate healing.... Read More

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Lameness: Soft Tissue

March 17, 2011

A summary of discussions related to soft tissue lameness from the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Lameness: Joints

March 17, 2011

During the 2010 AAEP Convention, veterinarians discussed technologies and treatments for joints and lameness.... 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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Mouth Injuries in Horses

March 01, 2011

Mouth injuries can happen in any horse, whether during elite competition or in our own stables and pastures. ... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: Diagnosing Soft Tissue Problems (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

When pain is localized to the foot but no abnormalties can be seen on radiographs (often called X rays), problems in soft tissues within the foot are often the culprit. However, imaging soft tissues in the foot to arrive at a diagnosis can be ... Read More

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Sport Horse Practice Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 28, 2011

The Table Topic session on Sport Horse Practice (with a focus on eventers) at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was well-attended by approximately 100 people. The discussion began ... Read More

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Kentucky to Require Piroplasmosis Testing

December 06, 2010

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has issued a letter stating that, effective Jan. 1, 2011, any horse shipping to a racetrack in the state must have a certificate showing it is negative for equine piroplasmosis. ... Read More

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Pluck Scores BC Juvenile Turf; Rough Sailing Euthanized

November 06, 2010

Team Valor International's Pluck won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf by one length Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Penn Vet Receives Gift for State-of-the-Art Equine Surgical Suite

October 23, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center has received a $1 million leadership gift from Gail Riepe of Cockeysville, Md., toward the $17 million required to build a state-of-the-art equine surgical suite at the George D. Widener Ho... Read More

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Horse Kick Victim Develops Rare Disease

October 02, 2010

A 79-year-old man who managed an animal sanctuary in England was trampled by his horses. He suffered cuts and bruises but otherwise seemed relatively unscathed. A week later, however, he was taken to the hospital because he was confused, feve... Read More

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Stem Cell Harvesting Methods Considered

October 01, 2010

There currently is much hype and hope pertaining to stem cell therapy in equine medicine, but not all methods of collecting stem cells are created equal, warn researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal, Canada.... Read More

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Stringhalt in Horses

October 01, 2010

Stringhalt seems to make horses yank their legs up and halt them there momentarily before taking their next step. This is the outward sign of neurologic disease, sometimes caused by toxicity, sometimes of unknown origin.... Read More

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Embryonic Stem Cells for Tendon Injuries in Horses Examined

September 23, 2010

Stem cell therapy for tendon injuries is used increasingly in clinical practice, yet a number of important hurdles persist that made one group of researchers look at using embryonic stem cells rather than bone marrow-derived stem cells in horses.... Read More