Recent News for Lameness

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Breathing Heavy: Heaves in Horses

November 02, 2016

While we can't cure heaves, or equine asthma, we can help manage their signs of disease. Here's how.... Read More

A radiographic view of the right forelimb of a horse with a tripartite navicular bone conformation (meaning the bone is segmented into three pieces) in both forelimbs.

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Scientists Study Segmented Navicular Bones

November 01, 2016

Some horses' navicular bones segmented into two or three parts, which can be detrimental to health and welfare.... Read More

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Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

October 31, 2016

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them.... Read More

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duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Gets High-Def CT Scanner

October 28, 2016

The new unit allows veterinarians to perform high-definition CT scans on standing or recumbent (lying down) horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Wagner-Wells

October 28, 2016

Ashley Wagner-Wells' research focused on equine protein metabolism and skeletal muscle physiology.... Read More

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Study: Some Supplements Can Reduce Equine Joint Inflammation

October 26, 2016

Researchers believe the tested supplements could help reduce the joint inflammation that can lead to osteoarthritis.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

October 23, 2016

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?

October 21, 2016

Researchers found that jumping at shows two weekends in a row did not allow horses adequate muscle recovery.... Read More

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Sport Horse Medicine Focus of AAEP's 2017 Resort Symposium

October 19, 2016

Lecture topics will include neurologic and orthopedic problems, imaging techniques, and treatment and rehab options.... Read More

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Resveratrol Supplement Can Help Reduce Hock Lameness

October 19, 2016

Horses consuming the supplement following joint injections were less lame than control horses, researchers found.... Read More

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AFA Funds Equine Stem Cell Research Grant

October 14, 2016

Researchers will work to develop culture techniques so donor stem cells can be used safely and effectively in horses.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Wulster to Speak on 3-D Printing in Large Animal Medicine

October 13, 2016

Dr. Kathryn Wulster is a radiologist and assistant professor of diagnostic imaging at Penn Vet.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.

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Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

October 12, 2016

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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

October 10, 2016

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

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The Horse, Dechra Team for Bone and Joint Health Week

October 09, 2016

Look for educational articles and social media posts on keeping equine joints and bone healthy, Oct. 9-15.... Read More

One method of hoof crack repair includes the use of wiring, screws, and patching materials.

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Hoof Cracks: Types and Treatment

October 07, 2016

Whether big or small, these hoof wall imperfections require prompt repair and stabilization.... Read More

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Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More

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Low-Field MRI Useful for Assessing Sesamoidean Ligaments

October 05, 2016

Researchers found that standing MRI is effective for viewing the difficult-to-image ligaments in the horse's lower legs.... Read More

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Ducharme to Deliver AAEP's 2016 Milne Lecture

October 04, 2016

Dr. Norm Ducharme will speak on various upper airway issues, current research, and emerging diagnostics and treatments.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of Equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis

October 04, 2016

The incidence of Lyme NB appears low, but this could be, in part, due to the lack of a gold-standard ante-mortem test.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

September 27, 2016

Know how your horse's body reacts to cold weather and train accordingly to make the most of the chilly months ahead.... Read More