Muscle and Joint Problems


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


12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More


RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race.... Read More


Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More


Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling


Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More


Corticosteroids in Racehorses: Beneficial But Controversial

October 18, 2012

Corticosteroid use is controversial, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately, one vet says.... Read More


Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

September 15, 2012

Learn the top physical therapy exercises to perform for strength training horses in all lines of work. ... Read More


Derby, Preakness Runner-Up Retired with Shoulder Injury

August 21, 2012

The colt was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve injury that caused atrophy in his left infraspinatus muscle.... Read More


How Much Does a Horse Cost?

August 01, 2012

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price.... Read More


Stall Rest and Rehabilitation

June 26, 2012

The recording of the Ask the Vet LIVE event on stall rest and rehabilitation from June 21, 2012, is online now... Read More


Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More


Caring for the Disciplines: Western Performance

March 01, 2012

Champion Western riders succeed through careful selection and management of their horses.... Read More


Molecular Monitoring of Equine Joint Homeostasis

February 22, 2012

It's beneficial to look at biomarkers that reflect changes in cartilage as well as the joint capsule and bone.... Read More