Muscle and Joint Problems

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Predicting Atypical Myopathy Survival

June 03, 2015

Specific bloodwork showed differences between horses with atypical myopathy that survived and those that died.... Read More

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Clinical Signs and Causes of Back Pain in Horses

May 22, 2015

Learn about common issues owners encounter with their horses' spine and saddle fit and how to treat such issues.... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

May 20, 2015

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

May 18, 2015

Find out if your horse could be at risk of suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances.... Read More

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Corticosteroid Clearance Following Joint Injections

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that corticosteroid elimination varies depending on the dose used and the number of joints treated.... Read More

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Researchers Study Carpal Sheath Effusion Exam Techniques

May 13, 2015

Ultrasound is a useful method for diagnosing carpal sheath effusion, which is often associated with soft tissue damage.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More

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MRI to Predict Catastrophic Fetlock Fractures in Racehorses

May 05, 2015

Researchers say MRI might be useful as a screening test to identify racehorses at increased risk of fetlock fracture.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Stem Cells for Equine Joint Therapy

April 29, 2015

Equine athletes often require supportive care for their musculoskeletal systems, and stem cells can fill that need.... Read More

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Researchers Study Compensatory Lameness

April 28, 2015

Consider this under-recognized issue before deciding which limb is the primary lameness source.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

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Choosing Cases and Using MSCs for Equine Joint Injuries

April 10, 2015

Learn how one veterinarian chooses cases and uses mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat horses with joint injuries.... Read More

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Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

April 08, 2015

Review the options vets have for looking inside horses' bodies to see what's causing a limp, swelling, or pain.... Read More

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The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness.... Read More

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Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition that vets are seeing a lot of in performance horses.... Read More

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More

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Lameness Assessments While Longeing Studied

March 13, 2015

Researchers found poor agreement among less experienced vets and moderate agreement between more experienced ones.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

March 09, 2015

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

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Arthroscopy vs. Ultrasound for Diagnosing Stifle Lesions

March 02, 2015

Researchers determined that using both modalities can help vets increase their diagnostic and prognostic capabilities.... Read More

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Aquatic Exercise's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 27, 2015

Underwater treadmill therapy can significantly improve balance control in horses with osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

February 24, 2015

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said.... Read More

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Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

February 23, 2015

If a horse is hind-limb lame, consider issues where the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) attaches to the hock.... Read More