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Stem-cell therapy shows promise for horse soft-tissue injury, disease

May 1, 2008

While interest and controversy swirl around stem-cell use for treating human spinal-chord injuries and diseases ranging from diabetes to Parkinson's, veterinary medicine has been investigating stem-cell use for a variety of animal conditions and diseases.

Helping horses survive traumatic brain injury

Experts outline best means of diagnosis, treatment
Feb 1, 2008

A chief concern with any trauma that causes frontal or poll injury is possible damage to the central nervous system.

Strangles: Fighting an age-old disease

Early detection, hygienic practices can help curb the spread of strangles
Jan 1, 2008

It was described in veterinary literature as far back as 1251, more than 750 years ago, yet it remains one of the most commonly diagnosed infectious diseases in horses worldwide.

Tragedy on the track

AAEP 'On Call' veterinarians provide expert commentary to media when colt suffers fatal injury at Breeders' Cup
Dec 1, 2007

OCEANPORT, N.J. — When an equine injury or death occurs at a racetrack, especially during a high-profile event like the Breeders' Cup Championships, accurate reporting of health-status issues to the public is critical — perhaps as important as dealing with the injury itself, says one of the nation's leading equine veterinarians.

Experts push for greater EVA awareness, regulations

Nov 1, 2007

Outbreaks of equine viral arteritis (EVA) are infrequent in the United States but, because a large percentage of the equine population is susceptible, several leading experts continue to push for improved awareness and protective measures.

Seattle facility takes surgical, medical rehabilitation to next level

Oct 1, 2007

Seattle — Just over two years ago, Dr. Mark Dedomenico, MD, a renowned cardiovascular surgeon with a passion for developing elite equine athletes, opened one of the nation's most luxurious and state-of-the-art equine training and rehabilitation facilities.

Belmont winner Rags to Riches back in form after bone scan

Sep 1, 2007

On June 9, 2007, Rags to Riches nosed out Preakness winner Curlin in a courageous duel down the stretch to become the first filly in 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes, and only the third filly to do so in its 139-year history.

Exploring the perception and physiology of pain in horses

Aug 1, 2007

"Anatomically and physiologically, horses have all the structures required for pain processing," says Glenn Pettifer, DVM, DACVA, at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Equine facilities claim positive results with hyperbaric-oxygen therapy

Jul 1, 2007

Because HBOT drives the arterial oxygen content very high, it reduces swelling.

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