Recovering from Injury & Surgery

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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

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Hagyard's Hyperbaric Chamber Up and Running

February 27, 2012

The hyperbaric oxygen chamber was shut down for evaluation after a similar chamber in Florida exploded.... Read More

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Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 26, 2012

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans.... Read More

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2011's Top Equine Surgery/Lameness Studies

February 24, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable surgery and lameness studies from Dr. Scott Palmer... Read More

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Acupuncture to Reduce General Anesthesia (AAEP 2011)

February 12, 2012

Electroacupuncture-treated horses exhibited a significantly deeper depth of anesthesia compared to controls.... Read More

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Cast Complications in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 11, 2012

Researchers recently found that nearly half (49.5%) of horses with limb casts experience complications.... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More

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Regional Limb Perfusion for Distal Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

February 03, 2012

This procedure involves intravenous antibiotic delivery to the lower limb via a vein close to the trauma site.... Read More

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Repairing Jaw Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 02, 2012

Despite their ghastly appearance most jaw fractures can be repaired relatively easily in a field setting.... Read More

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Hydrotherapy to Rehabilitate Injuries in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 30, 2012

Veterinarians can prescribe aquatic therapy in the form of swimming pools or underwater treadmills.... Read More

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UF Surgical Patient Turned into Model Horse

January 22, 2012

The stallion was a model patient at the UF in 2008 and 2009 and is now being turned into a Breyer model horse.... Read More

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PRP, Bone Marrow for Tendon/Ligament Injuries (AAEP 2011)

January 21, 2012

Mixed study results indicate more research is needed to determine dosing frequency and therapeutic window.... Read More

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Sporting Activity After Colic Surgery in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 20, 2012

In the current study most horses successfully returned to their prior athletic function after colic surgery.... Read More

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Drug Combo Could Improve Safety of Equine Anesthesia

December 20, 2011

A combination of guiafenesin and propofol reduced adverse reactions that occur when propofol is used alone.... Read More