Category: Lameness

Start early to prevent equine arthritis, researchers say
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Start early to prevent equine arthritis, researchers say

Prevention shows promise in fending off joint issues.

Magnesium supplements reduce joint disease in foals - research
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Magnesium supplements reduce joint disease in foals – research

Dutch studies shows magnesium can reduce osteochondrosis.

Saddle slip - to the right in this case - was found to occur in 12 percent of cases in a British study.
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Nearly half of sport horses in study found to be lame

British study also found that 37 percent of the riders sat crookedly.

From, left Drs Heather Chalmers, Judith Koenig and Thomas Koch. Photo: University of Guelph
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Pioneering form of stem cell therapy used on Canadian horses

Results of therapy said to be encouraging so far.

Equine lameness recovery aided by trotting poles - study
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Equine lameness recovery aided by trotting poles – study

Pole work helps activate and strengthen flexor musculature.

Infection risk low with equine joint injections - study
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Infection risk low with equine joint injections – study

Review finds risk is small, provided preparations are adequate.

The 2013 Future Forward poster session is seeking submissions from delegates to the 2013 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.
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Future research focus at Laminitis conference

Delegates invited to share their own research and case studies at international conference next month.

Interactive tool explores equine lameness
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Interactive tool explores equine lameness

Interactive learning tool looks at what’s normal and what’s not in a horse’s joint.

Laminitis studies shed light on equine management
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Laminitis studies shed light on equine management

Important progress made in mission to advance laminitis understanding and prevention.

Genetic link found in superficial digital flexor tendon injuries
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Genetic link found in superficial digital flexor tendon injuries

British researchers uncover genetic predisposition in some horses.

Skin maladies the commonest cause of lameness - research
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Skin maladies the commonest cause of lameness – research

“We thought arthritis would easily be the most common cause.”

Lameness issues affect 18.6% of British horses - survey
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Lameness issues affect 18.6% of British horses – survey

Joint disease revealed as a major syndrome affecting British horses.

Fighting the battle of the bulge. Photo: Redwings
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Charity in push to bust laminitis myths

Most cases caused by two conditions, says charity Redwings in launching new leaflets.

Flexion testing, using the sensor-based system, at the University of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine.
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Wireless sensors allow objective lameness assessment

Sensor-based system objectively assesses lameness in horses.

Benefits of rising trot identified in research
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Benefits of rising trot identified in research

Dutch researcher also delved into the complexities of the riding position of jockeys.

A horse suffering from laminitis.
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Laminitis drug shows promise in clinical trial

Drug proves successful in stopping laminitis in 80% of horses in trial to date.

Drafts affect infrared thermography results
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Drafts affect infrared thermography results

Discrepancies from even gentle drafts could lead to a wrong diagnosis, say researchers.

Lameness primary cause of endurance horse vet-outs
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Lameness primary cause of endurance horse vet-outs

Study looked at 30,741 endurance starts from 100-160km over four years.

Typical microscopic appearance of normal and injured equine flexor tendons.
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Role of inflammation in tendon injuries studied

British study explores prostaglandins in equine tendon injuries.

A new approach to lameness
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A new approach to lameness

Recovery from lameness cannot be achieved applying the principles of training that caused the injury.

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