Pain Management

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Racehorse It's Tricky Retired due to Condylar Fracture

October 22, 2012

The 4-year-old filly sustained the beginnings of a condylar fracture in her right hind leg during a workout.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions

October 22, 2012

Neurologic signs, weakness, gait changes, and forelimb lameness can all point to an equine neck condition.... Read More

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FEI Addresses Medical Chiefs on Equine Injury Surveillance

October 20, 2012

Yves Rossier, DVM, presented information on an FEI-funded study on equine injuries at a recent conference.... Read More

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Equine Osteoarthritis

October 18, 2012

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative and career-compromising disease in horses.... Read More

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Education, Communication Can Improve Racehorse Safety

October 18, 2012

Educating trainers about the warning signs of catastrophic injury can help improve equine safety.... Read More

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Arena Maintenance's Effects on Horse Movement

October 16, 2012

Arena maintenance changes the surface's properties, which in turn alters horses' movement patterns.... Read More

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Pre-Race Veterinary Inspections Help Keep Horses Safe

October 16, 2012

Pre-race inspections also communicate a message to horsemen that equine safety is a priority, one vet says.... Read More

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USEF to Offer Frangible Technology Grants

September 22, 2012

Frangible devices are designed to make the cross-country phase of eventing safer for horse and rider.... Read More

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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

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Oaklawn Park Pre-Race Veterinary Exams Could Be Enhanced

August 29, 2012

All horses racing at Oaklawn Park in 2013 will likely will undergo a pre-race examination.... Read More

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Kentucky Attempting to Reduce Racehorse Fatalities

August 16, 2012

The changes came about after eight racing fatalities occurred during the month of May at Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Radiographic Fetlock Abnormalities in Barrel Racing Horses

August 08, 2012

Nearly 50% of high-performance barrel racers evaluated showed radiographic changes in their fetlock joints.... Read More

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More Racehorse Veterinary Records to be Publicized

August 08, 2012

The treatment and drug records of horses running in the Travers Stakes will be updated daily online.... Read More

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Exercises to Strengthen Equine Back Muscles, Reduce Pain

August 06, 2012

Exercising the multifidus muscles in addition to daily training could reduce equine back pain.... Read More

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CSU to Offer Horse Health Discussions for Veterinarians

August 03, 2012

The first discussion, which will cover sacroiliac pain in horses, is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.... Read More

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The Conservative Approach for Healing Horses

August 01, 2012

Many veterinarians recommend R&R and controlled exercise to heal tendon and ligament injuries. ... Read More

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Horse Health Research Abounds at 2012 Tevis Cup

July 31, 2012

Three horse health and welfare studies will be carried out during this year's Tevis Cup endurance ride.... Read More

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Major Racehorse Health Issues Discussed at RCI Meeting

July 26, 2012

Discussion topics included public veterinary records, commission authority over veterinarians, and Salix.... Read More

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RCI Tightens Model Rule on Shock Wave Therapy

July 25, 2012

The new rule states horses receiving ESWT will be ineligible to train or race for 10 days following treatment.... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Scheduled for Oct. 16-17

July 24, 2012

The two-day event will bring together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities.... Read More

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Belmont Winner Union Rags Retired with Suspensory Injury

July 23, 2012

A small lesion in the middle of the suspensory ligament in his left front leg was detected last week.... Read More

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Bramlage Issues Statement on Racehorse Medications, Injuries

July 13, 2012

Bramlage served as the AAEP On-Call veterinarian for this year's Triple Crown races.... Read More

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No Dermorphin Found in Ky. Derby, Oaks Horses' Samples

July 11, 2012

The pain-killer more powerful than morphine was not found in any Derby or Oaks samples tested.... Read More

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Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance

July 05, 2012

Muscular causes of poor performance, such as tying up and back pain, are relatively common in equine athletes.... Read More

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Horsemen Learn about Equine Corticosteroid Use

July 03, 2012

Thoroughbred horsemen in Indiana learned about corticosteroid use in equine joint injections.... Read More