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In search of the laminitic pathway

The disease holds many mysteries, but treatment options are available to thwart chronic onset
Dec 1, 2005

Early recognition is crucial to prevent the advancement of the disease.

Degenerative valvular disease in older horses

Performance issues vary depending on stage, severity
Oct 1, 2005

A Grade 1 murmur is the first audible sound you can hear. You can barely detect a Grade 1 murmur with your stethoscope.

A day at the races

Belmont Stakes veterinarian stands watch on 2,000 Thoroughbreds, nervous trainers and relentless security check points;but her instinct and experience guide recommendations
Aug 1, 2005

Elmont, N.Y. — She's no stranger to track trauma. She was instrumental in saving Charismatic's life in 1999 as the horse battled for the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. Dr. Celeste Kunz, DVM, New York Racing Association (NYRA) chief examining veterinarian, was the first to treat Charismatic when he pulled up abruptly in the stretch. The diagnosis of a displaced condylar fracture was made on the scene, and Charismatic was fitted with a compression boot. Kunz loaded him into the horse ambulance, medicated him and delivered him to the safety of his stall. Radiographs confirmed the diagnosis minutes later, and the compression boot successfully prevented further displacement prior to his surgery.

Shock wave therapy for lameness

Musculoskeletal problems, soft-tissue and bone injuries show signs of abatement without recurrence
May 1, 2005

After treatment, horses with navicular disease get 30 days stall rest, and then they are shod appropriately.

Track side ESW therapy

May 1, 2005

Though the highly portable extracorporeal shock wave therapy units have a lot of utility outside the clinic, the technology should remain in the hands of those who know what they are doing: a trained veterinarian.

Early diagnosis crucial for foal pneumonia

Rhodococcus equi remains particularly insidious threat to foals
Apr 1, 2005

The higher the density of foals, the higher the risk of disease.

Reproductive stimulation, acupuncture helps troubled mares conceive and carry full term

Feb 1, 2005

Acupuncture treatment in mares and stallions seems to provide benefit as a therapy to treat reproductive disorders dependent on the condition and the duration of treatment. In addition to study and use in horses, there is considerable use and study in several species, including its use in women, especially as an analgesic for obstetric and gynecological procedures (see story). For those animals that do not respond well to conventional medicine, traditional Chinese medicine affords a viable alternative that has shown results for horses during the past several millennia.

Straight to the Point

Acupuncture can heighten reproductive prowess, motility
Jan 15, 2005

Acupuncture increases endorphin levels in the brain, spinal chord and blood.

Studies of acupuncture in dairy cows, bulls and sows

Jan 1, 2005

Two sessions of acupuncture had more effect than a single session.


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