Recovering from Injury & Surgery

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Colic Surgery Closures: Sutures or Staples? (AAEP 2010)

February 23, 2011

Customarily, veterinarians close the intestinal wall following colic surgery in horses using either sutures or staples. But which is best? According to Julie Rosser, DVM, it's a tie: Staples are just as effective as the traditional method of ... Read More

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Avoiding Respiratory Problems in Anesthetized Horses (AAEP 2010)

February 22, 2011

Letting 'sleeping horses lie' may not be the best thing when they're anesthetized, according to John A. E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVA (anesthesiology), professor of veterinary anesthesiology in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The ... Read More

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Researcher: Bacteria Evenly Distributed Across Horses' Bodies

February 08, 2011

Residing in horses' skin are microorganisms known as skin flora--generally nonpathogenic bacteria that can cause skin disease, joint infections, and life-threatening illnesses if they enter the bloodstream or a joint, such as through an incision in ... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More

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The Fight to Conquer Equine Laminitis

January 01, 2011

Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis.... Read More

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Researcher: Opioids Have a Place in Equine Medicine

December 13, 2010

Despite the fact that opioid drugs, such as morphine and methadone, have been known to cause serious side effects in some horses, a researcher from Scotland maintains that they are a good choice for treating severe pain in horses.

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New Bolton Center Announces Equine Home Care Nursing Program

November 26, 2010

The level of nursing care needed by ill or post-surgical horses who have returned home often falls somewhere between the capabilities of the horse owner and what is provided by a veterinarian. To fill that gap, University of Pennsylvania ...... Read More

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Penn Vet Receives Gift for State-of-the-Art Equine Surgical Suite

October 23, 2010

The University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center has received a $1 million leadership gift from Gail Riepe of Cockeysville, Md., toward the $17 million required to build a state-of-the-art equine surgical suite at the George D. Widener Ho... Read More

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Feeding Horses After Colic Surgery

October 01, 2010

Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of managing a horse following colic surgery. Horse owners should follow basic feeding principles and tailor some elements toward the horse's specific condition to create an optimal recovery environment.... Read More

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Stem Cell Harvesting Methods Considered

October 01, 2010

There currently is much hype and hope pertaining to stem cell therapy in equine medicine, but not all methods of collecting stem cells are created equal, warn researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal, Canada.... Read More

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Study: A Follow-Up Exam of Horses with Sinonasal Disease is Worthwhile

September 24, 2010

Sinonasal disease is challenging to treat, which is why some surgeons voluntarily choose to take a "second look" a few days after surgery to ensure nothing was initially overlooked.... Read More

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Coronary Band Injuries in Horses

September 01, 2010

Horses are likely to sustain coronary band and hoof wall injuries at one time or another. These injuries can carry long-term performance and soundness consequences.... Read More

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Disaster Planning Experts Meet in California

August 28, 2010

Disaster planning experts met Aug. 17 and 19 in San Diego, Calif., and at University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine to set up a plan that includes animals in emergency response. Dozens of personnel from fire depar... Read More

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White Line Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Despite its name, white line disease does not actually affect the true "white line" of the hoof. White line disease occurs when bacterial or fungal infections creep into the inner nonpigmented space within the inner hoof wall's stratum medium layer.... Read More

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Hoof Abscesses in Horses

July 01, 2010

This common problem can cause sudden, severe lameness, but can be resolved quickly with the proper treatment. ... Read More

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Auburn to Host Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Symposium

June 17, 2010

The field of animal rehabilitation is rapidly growing and a number of veterinary practices and teaching hospitals now include rehabilitation services. Nationwide and beyond, veterinarians and physical therapists are collaborating to provide rehab... Read More

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Retraining Racehorses

June 01, 2010

Racing is a physically demanding sport, and even with the best intentions many racehorses end up with an injury that forces them into retirement from the track. Many horses, with proper treatment and time, can be rehabilitated... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

May 31, 2010

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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Cecal Impaction: Surgery Can Make a Difference

May 02, 2010

Horses with life-threatening cecal impactions only have a fair prognosis after surgery, but those that survive to discharge have a good prognosis, reported a group of veterinarians led by Lewis C.R. Smith, BVetMed, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, from Ros... Read More

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Pain Management

May 01, 2010

Using pain management for horses is important to ensure no horse experiences pain unnecessarily. ... Read More

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NYC Carriage Law Addresses Equine Conditions

April 19, 2010

New York City carriage drivers will receive their first fare increase in more than 20 years through a new law passed recently. However, some feel it hasn’t gone far enough in improving conditions for the horses.

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Morphine Controls Pain Within Joints, Researchers Report

April 02, 2010

Morphine is a useful part of pain management protocols for horses that have undergone arthroscopic surgery.... Read More

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Fracture Types and Treatments

April 01, 2010

Of all the emergencies requiring veterinary intervention, a fracture requires some of the most intensive medical attention--from first aid, to repair, and, finally, to rehabilitation and recovery. ... Read More