Recovering from Injury & Surgery


IV Complications

May 01, 2002

Any horse with an indwelling IV catheter should be monitored closely for the swelling and/or thick, rope-like consistency of a vein with thrombosis or thrombophlebitis. Catching any vein problem early and treating it minimizes the risk of serious pro... Read More


Small Intestinal Colic Surgery and Predicting Survival

April 03, 2002

While surgical correction of colic in horses has been performed at referral hospitals for many years, it has been difficult for horse owners to get reliable information about survival rate. The prospect of extremely expensive colic surgery... Read More


Slew's Successful Surgery

March 06, 2002

Seattle Slew underwent surgery to fuse two arthritic joints in his neck on Saturday, March 2.... Read More


John Henry Back Home

February 05, 2002

Two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, who underwent colic surgery Jan. 25 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, arrived back home at the Kentucky Horse Park Feb. 4. "He was given a clean bill of health, and everyone is happy... Read More


Veterinary Schools Get Anderson Sling

February 01, 2002

A newly purchased Anderson sling will provide improved support for horses recovering from neurological problems or surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Oregon State University's veterinary school recently... Read More


John Henry Recovering From Colic Surgery

January 29, 2002

John Henry, the former leading money-earner in Thoroughbred racing who has been a popular attraction at the Kentucky Horse Park since his arrival in 1985, is recuperating from colic surgery performed Jan. 25 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee... Read More


Tibial Tuberosity Fracture: Treatment Comparison Study

January 03, 2002

Fractures of the tibial tuberosity often occur as a result of direct trauma, such as hitting the stifle on a fence while jumping, or as an avulsion injury (the tearing away of part of the structure) caused by slipping on ice. When a fracture... Read More


Slings for Horses--Getting A Lift

June 01, 2001

Rescuers can employ equine-specific manufactured slings, or fabricate a temporary sling from rope or a fire hose. A sling gives rescuers mechanical advantage--it can help them move a horse up an inclined plane (dragging up a ramp) or get a horse out ... Read More


Tendon Injuries: Treatments and Prevention

September 01, 2000

Tendon injuries quickly can end a performance horse's career. There are no definitive statistics concerning how many horses in the world suffer from tendon injuries of some sort, but the number is considerable. The most common injury is the one... Read More


Diagnon Corporation Announces Introduction Of Eqstend

October 27, 1999

Diagnon Corporation announced the introduction of Eqstend, a partially purified equine albumin, at the Bluegrass Equine Critical Care Symposium in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 25-26. Albumin is the main protein, of three blood plasma proteins, whic... Read More


The Power of Hydrotherapy

June 01, 1999

There's something almost spiritual about the healing properties of water. Humans have used this life-giving liquid to encourage healing, in themselves and in their horses, since the dawn of time. Water cleanses (in fact, several of the world's... Read More


USDA Extends Comment Period On Proposed Rule To Allow Horses From Qatar

January 15, 1999

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reopening and extending the comment period for a proposed rule that would declare Qatar, a small country on the Persian Gulf, free of African horse sickness. This change in disease status... Read More


Life as a Layup

October 01, 1998

If you think that "layup farm" is a summer basketball camp run by Rick Pitino, think again. Some lucky horse owners among us might never have to know what a layup farm is, nor need one for their horses.

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July 01, 1997

Tendinitis is a troublesome disorder for many owners and trainers of highly competitive horses. In fact, some horsemen feel injury to the tendons and ligaments threatens an equine athlete's career more than fractures. The "bowed... Read More