Pain Management


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Horsemen Learn about Equine Corticosteroid Use

July 03, 2012

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


Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... 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


Laminitis Claims Injured Racehorse Giant Ryan

June 17, 2012

His owners elected euthanasia after the colt began showing laminitis signs in one of his uninjured legs.... Read More


Jockey Club Announces Project to Identify At-Risk Horses

June 13, 2012

The statistics-based system would notify track officials and regulatory vets if a horse is deemed at-risk.... Read More


Sprinter Injured on Belmont Stakes Undercard Awaits Surgery

June 11, 2012

Giant Ryan fractured both sesamoids in his left front leg during a race at Belmont Park on June 9.... Read More


Results of Standing Fracture Repair in Racehorses Examined

June 10, 2012

Standing fracture repair avoided general anesthesia risks and allowed most study horses to return to racing.... Read More


Bramlage: I'll Have Another Injury is Minor But Slow-Healing

June 08, 2012

I'll Have Another was retired from racing June 8, the day before he had a shot at the Triple Crown t... Read More


AAEP On Call Team to Support Belmont Stakes Telecasts

June 07, 2012

An equine veterinarian will be on call to provide timely health reports to the media on the equine athletes.... Read More


Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More


Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes

May 29, 2012

Although injured horses need time off, they could need greater amounts of some nutrients than during training.... Read More


Minnesota Makes Racehorse Drug Threshold Changes

May 22, 2012

The new guidelines will be "based on the latest science, testing technology, and veterinarian expertise."... Read More