Pain Management

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Sorting Out IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cells

June 28, 2011

The wealth of scientific technology makes it difficult to keep track of treatment options for injured horses.... Read More

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Equine Injury Prevention Discussed at NTRA Gathering

June 27, 2011

Presentations topics included injury prevention and the mechanics of locomotion in horses and track surface.... Read More

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Study Examines Stem Cells' Efficacy in Racehorses

June 25, 2011

A published study examining the effects of stem cell therapy in superficial digital flexor tendinopathy.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Winner Retired After Breaking Withers

June 20, 2011

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic winner Unrivaled Belle, who broke her withers after flipping over backwards in ... Read More

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White Paper on Racing Surfaces Released

June 16, 2011

The Racing Surfaces Committee has published a 34-page "Racing Surfaces White Paper" that details the current ... Read More

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Stress Remodeling: Is Pasture Rest the Best Treatment?

June 12, 2011

Pasture rest could be the best treatment option for horses diagnosed with lower cannon bone stress remodeling.... Read More

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Commentary: The Battle of Salix

June 10, 2011

Another battle over the medication Salix is brewing. We say "another" because Thoroughbred racing has been ... Read More

Broodmare sniffs a video camera at Woodford Equine Hospital.

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Tackling Tendon and Ligament Injuries

June 03, 2011

The latest therapies for injured tendons and ligaments focus on rebuilding tissue to its original strength.... Read More

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Ask the Vet Live Q&A: Conditioning Horses Now Available

May 31, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE event on conditioning horses was held on May 26, and the recording is now ... Read More

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KEDRC Involved in Race-Day Medication Issue

May 27, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC), citing its statutory mission, will be involved in the horse... Read More

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Race Day Medication Summit to be Held at Belmont Park

May 19, 2011

The "International Summit on Race Day Medication, EIPH, and the Racehorse" will begin June 13 at Belmont Park.... Read More

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Breeders' Incentive, Racehorse Safety Discussed at Meeting

May 19, 2011

Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund and racehorse safety discussed at May 18 meeting.... Read More

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Santa Anita Dirt Track to Undergo Renovation

May 18, 2011

Forty horses were removed from the new dirt track by ambulance during the Dec. 26-April 17 race meeting.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine Seminar for Horse Owners Scheduled

May 16, 2011

"The Horse Owner's Guide to Regenerative Medicine" will take place June 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., in Lexington... Read More

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Physical Conditioning Important for Previously Idle Horses

May 15, 2011

In movies it is not unusual to see a cowboy ride his horse forever, through all types of weather and terrain; in reality, horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform as needed. "The general design of an equine conditioning... Read More

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MSU Chief Works to Restore Ex-Racehorses' Health

May 13, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has named John Stick, DVM, the chief of staff at Michigan State University's (MSU) Large Animal Teaching Hospital, April's honored practitioner for the Good Works for Horses campaign. Since 1999... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Summit Set for June 13-14

May 12, 2011

The "International Summit on Race Day Medication, Exercised-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH), and the Racehorse" has been scheduled for June 13-14 in New York City. The event is jointly sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners... Read More

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Kentucky Derby: Archarcharch, Battle of Hastings Doing Well After Surgery

May 09, 2011

Archarcharch and Battle of Hastings, two of the horses injured during the Kentucky Derby day races at Churchill Downs, are both doing well after surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Both surgeries took place May 8.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby 2011: Toby's Corner Out of Consideration

May 03, 2011

Toby's Corner, the Thoroughbred colt who handed possible Derby favorite Uncle Mo his only career loss in the Resorts Casino New York Wood Memorial, has been withdrawn from the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, taking place at Churchill ... Read More

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Probable Kentucky Oaks Favorite R Heat Lightning Withdrawn

May 02, 2011

E. Paul Robsham Stable's homebred Thoroughbred filly R Heat Lightning, the probable favorite in the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (the first leg of the Filly Triple Crown held the day before the Kentucky Derby), has been withdrawn from the race after heat was ... Read More

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CHRB Takes Action On Equine Safety Measures

April 30, 2011

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) took a swing at a number of equine safety measures during its April 28 meeting at Hollywood Park, including another try at a rule to void the claim of a horse that suffers a fatality during the race. ... Read More

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American Event Horse Mandiba Suffers Broken Rib

April 25, 2011

Mandiba, an 11-year-old Irish Thoroughbred gelding ridden by American Olympic veteran Karen O'Connor, suffered a broken rib while competing in the cross-country phase at the Badminton Horse Trials in Badminton, England, April 24. The horse is ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainers Against Potential Ban on Anti-Bleeder Medications

April 13, 2011

Saying they support efforts to limit race-day medications, two prominent Thoroughbred trainers say they hope the initiatives do not go so far as to ban use of the anti-bleeder drug furosemide (Salix).
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CHRB Targets Equine Injury Detection, Safer Track Surfaces

April 11, 2011

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is planning to expand its well-regarded equine postmortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). During a ... Read More

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Link Between Chronic Pain and Aggression in Horses Identified

April 11, 2011

Anyone who's suffered from chronic aches and pains will likely say the ever-present irritation can put a damper on their day, possibly even making them cranky. But is the same true for horses? A group of French researchers recently completed a study ... Read More