Pain Management

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Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries, involving the fracture of a bone, take a heavy toll on racehorses in training and in competition. Research through the years has given the veterinary surgeon additional tools and knowledge to deal with these

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What Causes Poor Exercise Performance?

A huge amount of time, effort, and money often are invested in the preparation of horses for various athletic events, including Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, three-day eventing, steeplechasing, dressage, hunter-jumper events, reining,

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How Much Bute Is Too Much?

My veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of Bute or giving it to him more often.”y veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of ” veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my hors”veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wo”eterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He ad”terinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sor”erinarian recently prescribed Bu”ri

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Steroids

My horse had a soft tissue injury and my vet gave him steroids. Are there any negative side effects of steroid use?

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Neurectomy for Navicular

While untenable pain due to navicular syndrome and caudal heel syndrome is the most common cause of performance horses’ being nerved, Madison said in Thoroughbred racehorses a wing fracture of the coffin bone often necessitates a neurectomy.

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