Other Veterinary Technologies
February 15, 2010
The world's first foal from a biopsied and vitrified embryo transferred into a surrogate mare was born Jan. 27, 2010, at Minitube International Center for Biotechnology in Mount Horeb, Wisc. The procedure used to create the filly provides ho... Read More
February 08, 2010
It's a variant of Murphy's Law: Anytime you think you have a handle on something, the unexpected happens and you're off balance again. The equine health world might be in this boat now concerning West Nile virus infection in horses.... 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
February 01, 2010
Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More
January 28, 2010
Nonsurgical therapies for treating joints have come a long way in recent years, and they’re advancing daily.... Read More
January 22, 2010
The Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) at the University of Kentucky now offers a molecular diagnostic assay to detect the H3N8 equine influenza virus (also known as type 2 equine influenza virus) in clinical specimens. Currently only t... Read More
January 01, 2010
One veterinarian discusses the current knowledge and uses of nonsurgical joint problem treatment options including cortison injections, stem cells, interleukin receptor antagonist (IRAP), and platelet-rich plasma.... Read More
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 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
November 30, 2009
Not only can DNA-based tests indicate whether or not a horse is infected with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), these tests can also measure the amount of virus in the horse's nasal secretions.
"Virus isolation has been the... Read More
November 25, 2009
One of the world's leading clinicians and... Read More
November 22, 2009
Where does an Appaloosa get its spots? What makes one horse more naturally suited for Western pleasure than dressage? Why do some horses get laminitis, and others don't? The short answer we all know is, "It's in the... Read More
November 21, 2009
A novel experimental treatment for equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) called RNA interference shows promise, but more research is needed before this technology becomes commercially available.
EHV-1 evades the horse's immune... Read More
November 12, 2009
The ability to have stallion semen sorted for sex-selected foals is being offered on a commercial basis through a new alliance between Sexing Technologies and Equine Reproduction Innovations. The use of sex-selected semen in conjunction with... Read More
November 09, 2009
Environmental conditions during collection and storage of equine fecal samples impact the resulting fecal egg counts (FECs), report parasitologists from both Denmark and the United States.
"Due to the concern regarding... Read More
November 01, 2009
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) isn't a cure for your horse's emotional or mental problems, but it might be a treatment option for a number of your equine athlete's orthopedic and soft tissue ailments.... 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
October 21, 2009
October 13, 2009
Curcumin, an extract of the spice turmeric, is a natural product with potent anti-inflammatory properties that also exerts beneficial effects on cartilage metabolism. Scientists believe curcumin inhibits degradative enzymes such as... Read More
September 15, 2009
Established in 1986 as the Horse Bloodtyping Laboratory, the University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab (AGTRL) offers a number of testing services of value to practitioners, horse owners, and breed registries.
After... 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 03, 2009
Four scientists will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame Oct. 25 at Keeneland Race Course by the Gluck Equine Research Foundation.
Douglas F. Antczak, VMD, PhD, of Cornell University, I.G. Joe Mayhew,... Read More
September 01, 2009
Inflammatory markers in horses' blood might tell veterinarians when the animals are at risk for adverse events after surgery.
"Monitoring the recovery of the patient closely in the postoperative period allows the surgeon to detect infection... Read More
August 14, 2009
Mira, a foal born Aug. 4, runs happily in Binghamton, N.Y., even though her mother died almost a year ago from a ruptured intestine. Her birth was made possible through a team at Cornell that might be among the first to successfully extract... Read More
August 12, 2009
James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of UK's Equine Initiative, was recently awarded two grants totaling more than $1.1... Read More
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