Muscle and Joint Problems
September 29, 2008
The old warrior Evening Attire, a stakes-winning Thoroughbred racehorse at age 10 and earner of nearly $3 million, has been retired due to a suspensory injury, co-owners and breeders Tommy Kelly and Joseph and Mary Grant announced Sept. 28.... Read More
August 15, 2008
A variety of topics were highlighted during the reinvented Kester News Hour at the 2007 AAEP Convention. ... Read More
August 01, 2008
Stem cell research has shown that adult stem cells can be safely and easily harvested from fat deposits in a horse and used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal diseases. These cells are capable of becoming bone, muscle, cartilage, or tendon cells. ... Read More
July 30, 2008
A cross-section of the racing industry addressed the New York Task Force on Retired Race Horses on the subject of synthetic surfaces at a one-day forum held July 29 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Co. pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Sixteen... Read More
July 01, 2008
Following the euthanasia of filly Eight Belles, who suffered catastrophic injuries to both front legs a quarter mile after finishing second in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, members of every sector of the Thoroughbred industry have banded together to... Read More
June 30, 2008
An in-depth exploration of catastrophic injuries in the Thoroughbred racehorse.... Read More
June 17, 2008
Following the euthanasia of the filly Eight Belles, who suffered catastrophic injuries to both front legs a quarter-mile after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby, members of every sector of the Thoroughbred industry have banded together to... Read More
June 07, 2008
Aggressive research efforts by Belgian veterinarians have culminated in the identification of numerous indicators or factors--including horse management and pasture characteristics--associated with atypical myopathy, a rapidly developing and fatal di... Read More
May 28, 2008
Grade I winners Nobiz like Shobiz and Panty Raid have been retired due to suspensory problems.
Stud plans are being decided for millionaire Nobiz Like Shobiz.
A 4-year-old son of Albert the Great, Nobiz Like Shobiz scored his big win in... Read More
May 28, 2008
David and Karen O'Connor have released a statement regarding the euthanasia of Theodore O'Connor.
The statement reads:
"'Teddy' got frightened and bolted. He slipped running back to the barn and suffered a severe laceration to his hind... Read More
May 28, 2008
"Karen and David (O'Connor) would have done anything to let this little guy have a shot," said Kent Allen, DVM, one of the three veterinarians who attended Theodore O'Connor following the gelding's catastrophic injury this morning and a long-tim... Read More
April 28, 2008
The high degree of detail seen with MRI has made it possible for veterinarians to find equine injuries they've never seen before. One example of this--MRI evaluation of desmitis in the oblique and straight distal sesamoidean ligaments--was discussed.... Read More
April 24, 2008
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April 21, 2008
Pain originating in the upper cannon bone area, just below the knee or hock, is common in all types of equine athletes. However, it can be difficult to determine exactly what structure is injured; some injuries can only be seen with high-field MRI.... Read More
April 16, 2008
"Tendonitis of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) is a common injury in horses, especially racehorses and event horses," began Ty Wallis, DVM, a third-year resident in equine surgery at Colorado State University (CSU). "It's usually... Read More
April 04, 2008
Part of the equine anatomy series, see how equine muscles function and are nourished as well as some problems.... Read More
April 04, 2008
We will concentrate on the tendons and ligaments in the limbs, especially the often-injured forelimbs.... Read More
March 22, 2008
Stem cell therapy has received a good deal of attention in both human and veterinary medicine in recent years. It holds theoretical promise for treating conditions ranging from traumatic tendon and cartilage injury to liver failure, Parkinson's... Read More
March 13, 2008
According to a new Canadian study, cellulitis--a diffuse bacterial infection of the skin and associated tissues--is common in horses, particularly Thoroughbreds, but is rarely life threatening if managed appropriately.
"Despite being a... Read More
August 17, 2007
Tissue-engineered products such as extracellular matrix (a graft material that can be implanted at the site of damaged tissue) are being used by a growing number of equine veterinarians to stimulate swifter and better healing for tendon and... Read More
July 07, 2007
Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, professor of large animal medicine and director of the University of Minnesota's Equine Center, began the in-depth seminar on muscle disorders by discussing diagnosis of muscle disorders, beginning with a careful... Read More
March 23, 2007
Topics relating to muscle disorders, including diagnostics, covered at the 2006 AAEP Convention.... Read More
March 22, 2007
A panel of three veterinarians addressed the topic of stifle treatment at the Western Performance Horse Forum.... Read More
March 15, 2007
A windblown plastic sheet is being blamed for the death of a horse in Helena, Mont., the Helena Independent Record reported.
The sheet... Read More
March 03, 2007
A man was sound asleep in bed, his wife in the bathroom, when a horse came crashing through their home in Zachary, La. The 1,500-pound horse made tornado-like circles inside and left behind a huge mess.
The house is in Audubon Court, a... 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?