Ligament & Tendon Injuries

Researchers identified stem cells (green colored) from equine endometrium tissue on fluorescence microscope analysis.

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Researchers Harvest Uterine Stem Cells From Horses

December 13, 2017

Laboratory results show the stem cells can differentiate into fat, bone, cartilage, and muscle tissues.... Read More

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Study: Some Endurance Horses Lacking in Lameness Care

December 13, 2017

Lameness was the most common issue ride vets found, but 48% of affected horses had no further vet exams or treatment.... Read More

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Research on Pain Scoring System for Ridden Horses Continues

December 05, 2017

This part of the study details behavioral pain markers, including head tossing, unwillingness to go forwards, and more.... Read More

Comparing parts left-to-right is key to interpreting images, with the horse as its own control.

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Equine Thermography

November 25, 2017

Thermography is a noninvasive, safe, and cost-effective diagnostic imaging tool used in equine health care.... Read More

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Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

November 20, 2017

Nearly 75% of horses in a recent study had significant motion asymmetry, but were sound according to their owners.... Read More

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Troubleshooting Horse Arena Hazards

November 08, 2017

Maximize safety, soundness, and performance by solving your equine arena surface snafus. ... Read More

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Study: Gene Therapy Can Help Reduce Equine Lameness

October 31, 2017

Study horses returned to full health after tendon and ligament injuries and treatment without adverse side effects.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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The Road to Recovery: Rehab for the Horse's Upper-Body

October 20, 2017

In the first of this two-part series, we'll explore full-body rehabilitation options, from the horse's head to tail. ... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

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LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More

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Staying Sound Post-Tendon Injury

August 15, 2017

My OTTB recently recovered from a bowed front tendon injury. What can I do to help him continue to stay sound?... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 04, 2017

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

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How Newborn Foals' Dental Pulp Can Help Heal Horses

June 28, 2017

Dental pulp injections helped reduce pain and improve lameness in horses with soft tissue injuries and arthritis.... Read More

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Mending Equine Tendons and Ligaments

June 20, 2017

Researchers are exploring improved ways to heal these notoriously complicated soft tissue structures. ... Read More

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Heat in a Compensating Limb

June 14, 2017

My horse has heat in his hock. Could he be compensating for a pre-exisiting suspensory injury? ... Read More

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Laser Therapy: No One-Size-Fits-All for Horses

June 07, 2017

The amount of laser light reaching internal structures depends on the horse's hair and skin thickness and color.... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages

May 17, 2017

What purpose does equine legwear really serve? Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Measuring Tendon Stiffness to Monitor Healing

May 01, 2017

Sonoelastography can help vets monitor healing and develop rehab programs best-suited for the horse's recovery rate.... Read More

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Sedatives' Impact on Equine Lameness Exam Results

April 29, 2017

Xylazine, detomidine, and romifidine appear to have few effects on lameness exam results when used without butorphanol.... Read More

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Studs: Boosting Horses' Traction in Sporting Events

April 25, 2017

Take a look at how adding studs to horseshoes can help horses navigate less-than-ideal footing.... Read More

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How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

April 10, 2017

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis.... Read More

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The Trouble With Mud

April 09, 2017

When the going gets muddy, the muddy get hoof problems. Here's what to watch for in your horses.... Read More

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Resolving a Common Swelling

March 15, 2017

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

February 25, 2017

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle.... Read More