Repetitive Motion Can Cause Soft Tissue Injuries In Equines

Soft tissue injuries are not common in horses that live in the wild; these injuries generally occur when a repetitive motion is carried out in an unnatural way. Even small movements done repeatedly can damage soft tissue damage over time, even if the injury starts out as minor. Tendons and ligaments in equine legs act […]

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Ten Things An Applied Animal Behaviorist Wishes Everyone Knew About Horses

Dr. Sue McDonnell, a certified applied animal behaviorist at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, says it’s time for people to rethink common beliefs about equine behavior. The founder of the equine behavior program at the University’s New Bolton Center believes education is the key to understanding why horses act the way they […]

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Review: Multiple Reasons For Equine Deaths During Foaling

Complications during foaling are a predominant cause of death and disease in foals and mares; even normal births can cause injury to the mare, both externally or internally. In some cases, these injuries can be so significant that they can cause the death or require the euthanization of the mare. Researchers reviewed the cases of […]

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Humans Aren’t The Only Ones Who Are Sleep Deprived

A new study shows that nearly 20 percent of horses are suffering from lack of sleep. Dr. Juan de Benedetti of Brunel University studied 43 healthy horses to determine their sleep patterns. Each horse wore a Trackener device to track their sleep patterns for a minimum of 48 hours; the device uses motion sensors to […]

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Wild Boars Attacking Horses in South Carolina

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has concluded that wild boars are responsible for five recent attacks on horses that have taken place in the last month in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. Horses that were attacked had lacerations on their hind legs and faces. Joined by several other law-enforcement agencies, SLED concluded that these […]

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Chill Out: Cryotherapy Good For More Than Acute Injuries

Cold therapy has proven to be powerfully beneficial in both human and equine healthcare. Used to treat traumas, help heal injuries or as preventative care, cryotherapy is one of the most effective methods for alleviating soft tissue tenderness. Cold therapy can be delivered in the form of ice, very cold water or any of a […]

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3D Scanner Detects Swelling In Equine Limbs

A three-dimensional scanner mounted on a tablet has shown promise in detecting and measuring lower leg swelling in horses, report researchers Steven Johnson and Jennifer Symons from the University of Portland. Repetitive jumping is stressful on horse’s limbs as it loads them with additional weight. Fluid can accumulate near leg structures that are stressed. This […]

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New Zealand Study Shows Vet Students Need Hands-on Help

Many veterinary students are not as familiar with horses as students have been in years past, in part because many are raised in settings that are more removed from the farming lifestyle older veterinarians may have experienced. A recent study in New Zealand found that many vet students need to learn basic equine behavior and […]

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Sword Dancer Winner Annals Of Time Out For Remainder Of 2019

An unspecified injury will preclude Grade 1 Sword Dancer winner Annals of Time from returning to the races in 2019, trainer Chad Brown told on Sunday. A decision has not yet been made on whether the 6-year-old son of Temple City will race next season. “The horse needs a couple of months off, he’s […]

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