Muscle and Joint Problems
March 15, 2010
A biceps brachii tenotomy involves the complete removal of the section of the horse's biceps tendon.... Read More
March 08, 2010
Orthopedics, disease and repair of the horse's fetlock joint were presented at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
March 01, 2010
Strategies to identify specific problems in a horse with indistinct or unusual gait deficits, particularly if... Read More
February 05, 2010
Stem cell therapy has been used for soft tissue injuries, including stifle meniscal lesions following surgical debridement, and for treating tendon injuries. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are reported to achieve improved bone and cartilage eff... Read More
January 28, 2010
A horse's motion is achieved from the highly integrated interaction between muscles, tendons, and ligaments.... Read More
January 21, 2010
The largest outbreak of equine atypical myopathy in Europe has ended with freezing winter temperatures, with a record number of 371 reported cases, according to a group of researchers in Belgium.
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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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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 21, 2009
Repair tissue occupying full-thickness articular lesions is very different from normal articular cartilage.... 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 01, 2009
Musculoskeletal injuries abound in horses, and there are many strategies to manage them besides confining a horse and waiting it out. Ask your veterinarian about therapeutic modalities/therapy equipment that can help your horse get back to full work.... Read More
November 17, 2009
Tendon and ligament injury in horses causes both economic and personal hardship for horse owners and industry professionals. A prolonged period of layup and rehabilitation is necessary, but whether the horse will be sound at the end of the rehabilita... 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 25, 2009
The UC Davis Center for Equine Health, in collaboration with the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, is pleased to announce the 1st North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference to be held... 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
September 01, 2009
Discovering a bone chip in a joint does not have to mark the end of a horse's athletic career.... 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
July 16, 2009
IEAH Stables has filed court documents claiming that David Lanzman failed to disclose injuries to I Want Revenge that eventually led to the 3-year-old colt being scratched on the morning of the Kentucky Derby, for which he was the morning-line... Read More
July 10, 2009
Zayat Stables' Pioneerof the Nile, winner of four consecutive graded stakes and second in the Kentucky Derby, has been retired due to a soft tissue injury to his left front leg.
One of the top colts of his generation, the homebred son... 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
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Q. Our gelding's broken hock has healed with what the veterinarian calls bone spurs. He believes the spurs could be rubbing against our gelding's tendon, causing pain. What is the long-term prognosis for injuries such as these?