Musculoskeletal System

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Tying-Up in Thoroughbreds: Narrowing the Genetic Search

December 24, 2010

Researchers suspect tying-up in horses is a heritable condition; however, they have yet to determine the gene--or genes--responsible. But a team of Japanese researchers recently moved the investigation forward with a groundbreaking study of affected ... Read More

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Large and Small Animal Veterinarians Work Together to Save Foal

December 20, 2010

When a Quarter Horse colt born with a severely deformed right hind limb arrived at the University of Florida's Large Animal Hospital last May, equine veterinarians recognized that traditional methods used for straightening abnormal legs in foals... Read More

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The Horse's Skeleton: Hind Limbs

November 03, 2010

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Ringbone in Horses

November 01, 2010

Thanks to advancements in treatment, ringbone is no longer ­automatically career-ending.... 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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The Horse's Skeleton: Forelimbs

September 15, 2010

Learn about the structure and function of your horse’s forelimbs.... Read More

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Saddle Tree Types and Pressure Distribution

September 08, 2010

Modern saddles provide new options for tree type, with the goal of sparing a horse pain from localized saddle pressure. But new Swiss research suggests that, at least when a horse trots, tree type makes little difference in pressure distribution alon... Read More

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Coronary Band Injuries in Horses

September 01, 2010

Horses are likely to sustain coronary band and hoof wall injuries at one time or another. These injuries can carry long-term performance and soundness consequences.... Read More

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The Disease of Obesity in Horses

September 01, 2010

Obesity can cause reproduction problems, bone and joint stress, insulin resistance, laminitis, and more.... Read More

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The Horse's Skeleton: Overview

August 17, 2010

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Once-Paralyzed Foal Now Walking Freely

August 03, 2010

Vitelle, the once-paralyzed filly, is finally walking, trotting, and cantering without a walker at the farm in Belgium she left more than a year ago. In June 2009, at 3 weeks old, the Boulonnais Draft horse foal developed sudden paralysis and urinary... Read More

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Facts and Fallacies of Lyme Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Lyme disease (borreliosis) is caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that is spread to some mammals via the bite of specific hard-bodied ticks. Here we'll review the key advances that have been made over the past 10 years and... Read More

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Posture of Rider and Rider Linked, Study Shows

June 10, 2010

By comparing certain riding positions of amateur equestrians and the neck positions of their mounts to the kind of back pain those horses experienced while in the stall, the researchers concluded that how you ride makes a big difference in equine... Read More

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Back Problems and Therapeutic Options

June 10, 2010

Dr. Kevin Haussler discusses horse back problems and the use of chiropractic and complementary therapies.... Read More

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Tying-up in Horses

May 01, 2010

Tying-up, also known as azoturia, set fast, or Monday morning disease, is a common equine muscle disease.... Read More

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Equine Upper Airway

May 01, 2010

Understand the structure and function of the equine upper respiratory system to understand horses' breathing.... Read More

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Joint Structure and Function

May 01, 2010

There are three types of equine joints: synovial, fibrous, and cartilaginous... Read More

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Tendons and Ligaments

May 01, 2010

Knowing the structure and function of your horse’s tendons and ligaments can help you keep him healthy.... Read More

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Equine Joint Injections

May 01, 2010

Equine joint injections can help veterinarians diagnose lameness or medicate a horse's painful joint.... Read More

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Equine Lameness

May 01, 2010

Get the facts on lameness in horses, from causes to diagnosis, treatment, and future prognosis.... Read More

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Beyond Osteoarthritis: 'Other' Causes of Joint Disease

April 01, 2010

Early diagnosis and proper treatment can make the difference in whether the horse can return to soundness.... Read More

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Joint Injury and Arthritis in Horses: Searching for Solutions

April 01, 2010

Researchers have developed diagnostic, preventive, and treatment options for equine musculoskeletal problems.... Read More

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Fracture Types and Treatments

April 01, 2010

Of all the emergencies requiring veterinary intervention, a fracture requires some of the most intensive medical attention--from first aid, to repair, and, finally, to rehabilitation and recovery. ... Read More

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Horse Stretching Benefits, Approaches Detailed

March 31, 2010

Horses are athletes, too, and according to research, they need that stretching as much as humans do.... Read More

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Milne Lecture: The Horse's Fetlock

March 08, 2010

Orthopedics, disease and repair of the horse's fetlock joint were presented at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More