Recovering from Injury & Surgery

This pony has a head tilt because of vestibular system dysfunction and paralysis of the left side of her face as a result of equine temporohyoid osteoarthropathy.

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Equine Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy Studied

September 04, 2012

Researchers looked at common signs, diagnostics, and treatments for equine temporohyoid osteoarthropathy.... Read More

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Stall Rest Suggestions

September 01, 2012

I have a horse that is on stall rest while recovering from a fractured humeru... Read More

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New Surgical Treatment for Kissing Spines Evaluated

August 28, 2012

A new, minimally invasive kissing spines treatment method boasted a 95% success rate in a recent study.... Read More

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Surgical Options for Managing Roaring in Horses

August 22, 2012

Numerous factors go into selecting the appropriate surgical procedure to treat equine roaring.... Read More

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Treating Pleuropneumonia-Related Abscesses with Thoracotomy

July 21, 2012

Many horses recover from pleuropneumonia with medical therapy, but some require surgery to prompt healing.... Read More

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Study: Modified Surgery for Roaring Treatment Effective

July 20, 2012

Study finds that modified version of laryngoplasty surgery is effective in treating roaring in horses.... Read More

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Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition

June 27, 2012

Nutritional choices can either help or hinder a horse's health problems, diseases, or ailments.... Read More

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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

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 25, 2012

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

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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

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Stall Rest and Rehab

June 11, 2012

The panelists will answer questions on managing your horse during stall rest and rehabilitation.... Read More

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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

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Researchers Evaluate Surgical Outcomes for Headshakers

June 02, 2012

Recent work suggests surgery could be an option for headshakers, with a long-term success rate of nearly 50%.... Read More

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Study Examines Post-Anesthetic Myelopathy in Horses

May 30, 2012

Post-anesthetic myelopathy is a rare but deadly complication of general anesthesia in horses.... Read More

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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

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Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More

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Research on Stem Cell Treatment in Horses Shows Promise

May 08, 2012

Vets should consider research results when recommending mesenchymal stem cell therapy for equine injuries.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Contender Take Charge Indy to Have Surgery

May 07, 2012

The colt sustained a long pastern chip fracture during Saturday's Kentucky Derby.... Read More

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Delayed Suturing for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

March 30, 2012

Delayed wound closure involves suturing wounds four to five days after injury. ... Read More

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Morrisville State College Opens New Equine Rehab Center

March 20, 2012

A public open house is scheduled for April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at the equine rehabilitation center.... Read More

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Third Eyelid Removal in Horses: Options Compared (AAEP 2011)

March 19, 2012

Removal of the equine third eye lid using sedation and local anesthesia appears to be safe and effective.... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.

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Benefits of Casts for Severe Horse Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

March 18, 2012

An equine surgeon described an improved casting technique to reduce cast complications. ... Read More

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Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

March 11, 2012

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia.... Read More

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Suture Material Matters for Abdominal Incisions (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

Researchers compared different suture materials' integrity for closing abdominal incisions from colic surgery.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Post-Colic Care March 15

March 01, 2012

Tune in on Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m., EDT, for TheHorse.com's free Ask the Vet LIVE audio and chat event.... Read More