All tagged Treating Racehorses
Doctors originally used shockwave therapy more than 20 years ago to
disintegrate kidney stones in their patients, then learned that the
therapy can also treat tendonitis, tennis elbow, heel spurs and other
ailments. Equine researchers are still uncovering everything shockwave
therapy can do for horses after it was initially and successfully used
in Germany in 1996 to treat lameness.
Bill Heller (19 May 2007 - Issue 3)
One of the most common orthopedic problems encountered in young horses is osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). This is of particular concern in the Thoroughbred industry, where horses are often bought and sold before maturation is complete and are expected to perform starting at a relatively young age. There are many common sources of confusion surrounding this disease. Deborah Spike-Pierce, DVM discusses research into the development, causes and treatment of OCD.
Deborah Spike-Pierce, DVM (13 October 2006 - Issue Number: 1)