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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 drf.com 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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‘Tougher Than A Nickel Steak’: Ouzts Recuperating From Shoulder Surgery, But He’ll Be Back

The seventh-winningest jockey in Thoroughbred racing with 7,065 wins to his name, Perry Wayne Ouzts has long been a familiar face on the southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky racing circuits. At 65 years young, Ouzts has been temporarily sidelined by injury, but his faithful fans believe the jockey won’t be out of the saddle for […]

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Machine Used To Flush Wounds Of Injured Soldiers Saves Horse

A piece of medical equipment designed to flush the wounds of severely injured soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan has saved the life of a horse in Hampshire, England. April, a Welsh Cob, has her hoof nearly severed after getting it trapped in barbed wire. Taken to Seadown Animal Hospital in Hythe, April’s leg was severely […]

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Bing Crosby Win Brings Espinoza ‘Full Circle’ After Career-Threatening Injury

The victory by Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza on Cistron in Saturday’s Bing Crosby Stakes was his fourth in that race and 98th in his Del Mar career. Espinoza, 47, needs two more stakes to not only reach the 100 mark but also tie the retired Gary Stevens for third on the track’s all-time […]

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Equine Vets Feel A Variety Of Pressures

 Equine veterinarians enter the profession because they love the horses. Even though many vets are too busy to ride or compete, let alone spend time with family, friends or in personal endeavors, their driving force is still the same: the horses and the people who love them. Most equine veterinarians are under intense pressure, but […]

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Study: Bone-Related Swelling More Common Than Previously Believed

Researchers at the University of Exeter in England have discovered that a significant number of horses have abnormal swelling in the bone marrow of their leg bones, called bone marrow oedema-like abnormalities (BMOA). These horses also had localized increased bone density. Drs. Christine Heales, Ian Summers, Jonathan Fulford, Karen Knapp and Peter Winlove say further […]

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Addressing Racing Surfaces: Consistency Is Key

As the Thoroughbred industry continues to work toward improved equine safety, experts say the key for best surface safety is consistency, which can be tough to achieve. Dr. Mick Peterson and Dr. Wayne McIlwraith recently addressed racing surfaces in a letter to the editor of the Thoroughbred Daily News. They noted that while the safety […]

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