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Hitting the Road for Education

Take more than 1,000 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the globe, some armed with presentations representing thousands of hours worth of equine research, and add to it some tartan, bagpipes, and Scottish fare. Drop it all into a

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BEVA 2007: Students Win Clinical Research Awards at BEVA

Each year at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (BEVA), the organization awards prizes to top student presentations in the clinical research portion of the program. The 2007 award winners? talks were both rooted in orthopedics,

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Sticky Stifles

My Thoroughbred’s stifles have been making a popping noise for quite some time.

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Hitch in the Giddy-Up

I have a Trakehner/Thoroughbred cross that starts flexing his hind legs rather noticeably when trotting

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Gait Analysis for Horses

There has been a long journey over a relatively short span of time in the world of equine gait analysis. The first studies utilized high-speed cameras and a treadmill and took place at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences some 35 years

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Oral HA Reduces Post-Surgical Hock OCD Swelling

Both intra-articular (in the joint) and intravenous (in the vein) injections of hyaluronan (HA) have been proven effective in treating joint diseases, such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions, over the years. However, a relative newcomer

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Locomotion (Book Excerpt)

Locomotion is at the very heart of what most domesticated horses do for a living. The way a horse moves (specifically) often is taken for granted. Locomotion is directly linked to conformation as it dictates “the way a horse moves.”

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Locomotion: The Way a Horse Moves (Book Excerpt)

Locomotion is at the very heart of what most domesticated horses do for a living. The way a horse moves (specifically) often is taken for granted. Locomotion is directly linked to conformation as it dictates “the way a horse moves.”

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AAEP Convention 2005: How To Manage Sheared Heels

Steve O’Grady, BVSc, MRCVS, of Northern Virginia Equine, said a sheared heel is a “created situation” and a “poorly understood phenomenon.” He said the condition was first described by Bill Moyer, DVM, in 1975. “The diagnosis and treatment is th

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Joint Injury Prevention in Foals

Developmental and traumatic joint injuries are a significant problem in Thoroughbred foals. These injuries, such as osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and fetlock joint lesions, often require costly medical treatment or surgical repair.

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Equine Genetic Disease: Who’s At Risk?

Many DNA sequence variations are fine; they just give rise to the broad spectrum of colors, sizes, and other characteristics we see in the horse population. Some variations, however, cause problems. These might range from a genetic predisposition

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