Muscle and Joint Problems


Senior Horse Performance Problems

November 21, 2013

Erica recently identified a performance issue in her aging eventer. Have you had a similar experience?... Read More


Researchers Study Racehorses' Bone Fatigue Life

November 06, 2013

Researchers are studying how well racehorses' subchondral bone stands up to repeated pressure.... Read More


Equine Joint Injection Simulator Created for Vet Students

November 01, 2013

The simulator allows students practice joint injections before trying their hands at injecting a live horse. ... Read More

Photo Courtesy of Animal Health Trust - for use in Making Strides July 2013 issue


Making Great Strides

October 29, 2013

The Animal Health Trust orthopedics team performs cutting-edge research of equine anatomy and function. ... Read More


CSU Surgeon Honored for Research that Helps Horses, Humans

October 24, 2013

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith received the Jacob Markowitz Award for outstanding contributions to medicine.... Read More


Adequan Slowly Returning to Market

September 17, 2013

While Adequan IM has slowly begun returning to the market, the drug will remain in short supply for a time.... Read More


Equine JOCC Project Conclusions Revealed

September 11, 2013

Researchers confirmed what some believed all along: JOCC might be one disease, but it’s a very complex one.... Read More


New York Racing Regulators Reinstate Corticosteroid Rules

September 09, 2013

The rule requires a claimed horse's trainer to provide details on injections given within 30 of claiming.... Read More


Equine Osteochondrosis Terminology Revamped

September 07, 2013

A better understanding of the lesions found in growing horse skeletons has led to clearer terminology.... Read More


Poll Recap: Joint Injections

August 13, 2013

Of the 703 voters, 484 (69%) indicated they never have their horses' joints injected... Read More


Some Osteochondral Lesions Could Resolve Naturally

August 11, 2013

Research shows that many radiographic findings in weanlings can change--usually for the better--within a year.... Read More


Adequan Could Return to Market Later this Month

August 05, 2013

The manufacturer anticipates the release of Adequan products to the market beginning in late August 2013.... Read More


Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More


New Hope for Horses with Fibrotic Myopathy

July 16, 2013

Laser surgery might soon be a high-tech treatment option for horses with gait-altering fibrotic myopathy. ... Read More


Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More


Luitpold Provides Update on Adequan Availability

July 02, 2013

Luitpold Animal Health issued an update June 27 on the drug's current and future availability. ... Read More


Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More


Preparing Joint Injection Sites in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 09, 2013

When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of infections.... Read More


Limb Positioning for Assessing Joints via X Ray (AAEP 2012)

April 08, 2013

How a horse is positioned while X rays are taken significantly affects joint balance, researchers say.... Read More


Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More


Evaluating Joint Infections Using SAA Levels (AAEP 2012)

March 25, 2013

Researchers evaluated a new method that could help vets monitor joint infections' response to treatment.... Read More


Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More


Using Intra-Articular Corticosteroids (AAEP 2012)

February 11, 2013

With appropriate care and use, vets can mitigate some risks associated with intra-articular corticosteroids.... Read More


Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

January 24, 2013

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection.... Read More


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