injury prevention

Welfare And Safety Summit: Using Imaging To Prevent And Diagnose Injury Is Part Science, Part Art

When it comes to diagnosing and preventing injury, the job of interpreting diagnostics is as much art as it is science, according to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital diagnostic imaging expert Dr. Katie Garrett. Garrett reviewed common injuries of the fetlock  in the first of a series of webcasts held this week in place of […]

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A Blood Test To Screen For Impending Injury? New Research Project Shows Promise

For years now, veterinarians and horsemen have dreamed of a day when a simple blood test could give them an early clue about whether a racehorse was about to experience a serious injury, before that horse showed any signs of lameness or abnormal imaging. That day is still a ways off, but early results from […]

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Kentucky Racing Commission Funding Two-Year Research Project On Inflammatory Biomarkers

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently voted unanimously to fund a project at the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center examining inflammatory and anti-inflammatory markers as early indicators for potential catastrophic (life-ending) injury in racehorses. The occurrence of injuries in horses and jockeys during training and racing is a significant economic and welfare concern […]

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