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Fri, 28 Dec 2007 01:01:25 +0000Work at the University of Queensland has shown that prolonged high levels of insulin can induce laminitis ...
Sat, 29 Sep 2007 09:53:08 +0000A possible new treatment for back pain associated with arthritis of these joints has been suggested by work at the French National Veterinary School of Alfort.
Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:27:17 +0000Do you have horse that suffers from laminitis? Do you give Founderguard (TM) to try to prevent it recurring? If so, researchers at Londons Royal Veterinary College would like to hear from you.
Mon, 4 Jun 2007 22:15:02 +0000Signs of damage to the supraspinous ligament are often found in horses with back pain. But how significant are these changes?
Sun, 24 Dec 2006 17:07:47 +0000A recent study showed that twice daily administration of a combined glucosamine / chondroitin supplement resulted in longer duration of soundness and reduced the need for treatment of hock lameness. Six to eight months of regular administration were needed before the favorable response was seen.
Wed, 29 Nov 2006 01:42:30 +0000A study carried out in Lexington Kentucky has found convincing evidence that hyaluranon (HA; hyaluronate) administered by mouth can improve the condition of joints after arthroscopic surgery for osteochondrosis.
Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:02:07 +0000The results of recent studies carried out for the European Horseracing Scientific Liaison Committee should make it easier to avoid positive dope tests.
Fri, 29 Sep 2006 00:19:48 +0000A study carried out at the Royal Veterinary College, London, found that, when assessing the severity of the lameness, observers were influenced by whether they knew that a nerve block had been performed.
Fri, 29 Sep 2006 00:17:45 +0000Improved understanding of the mediators of inflammation in equine traumatic arthritis and osteoarthritis has led to identification of new targets for therapy.
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 08:30:25 +0000Recent work has shed light on some of the underlying causes of pasture-associated laminitis. Workers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, have identified a prelaminitic metabolic syndrome (PLMS) in apparently healthy ponies
Fri, 28 Jul 2006 21:01:35 +0000Horses should be rested for at least two days after (focussed) shock wave therapy to prevent further injury, warn vets at Iowa State University. Their studies have shown that horses with chronic forelimb lameness improve after treatment with focussed extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
Sat, 1 Jul 2006 18:51:13 +0000Recent research shows that the rate at which medications are absorbed through the skin may differ depending on which part of the body is being treated.
Sat, 1 Jul 2006 18:49:32 +0000A portable gait analysis system has brought gait analysis out of the laboratory and into the field.
Wed, 24 May 2006 20:56:14 +0000How does the change in hoof shape between shoeings affect the internal structures of the horses foot? Scientists at the Derona Equine Performance Laboratory, part of the Utrecht University Vet School, have been investigating.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 21:13:22 +0000According to veterinarian Eric Belloy, and farrier Gary Martin, reverse wedge shoeing can make foundered horses pain-free more quickly than other methods, whilst giving them the support they need.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 21:11:09 +0000At a joint meeting of farriers and veterinarians at Stoneleigh, England, Ian Hughes, farrier at Liverpool Vet School reported on his experience of modern hoof repair materials.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 21:09:18 +0000VetCell Bioscience Ltd, have reported the successful treatment of a suspensory ligament injury using their equine stem cell procedure. A core lesion of the outer branch of the suspensory ligament was implanted with stem cells.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 21:08:04 +0000A recent study assessed the value of three commonly used treatments. Dr Mike Schoonover and colleagues at the Oklahoma State University `s College of Veterinary Medicine have been evaluating heel-elevation shoeing, phenylbutazone administration and the injection of corticosteroid into the distal interphalangeal joint (coffin) joint.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 21:06:57 +0000Electroacupuncture is effective for treating chronic back pain in horses, according to Dr Xie of the University of Florida.
Mon, 6 Mar 2006 21:01:12 +0000A study in Germany found that Lolium perenne (Perennial ryegrass) and Lolium multiflorum (Italian ryegrass) contain the highest amounts of fructans. However, the fructan content varied throughout the year, being highest in May and October. Other pasture grasses contained low fructan concentrations.