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Standing Fracture Repair In Thoroughbred Racehorses

Standing Fracture Repair In Thoroughbred Racehorses

Fractures of the metacarpal and metatarsal condyles (cannon bone), and proximal phalanx (long pastern bone) are of the most common fractures in racehorses.

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Arthroscopic surgery – how does it work?

Arthroscopic surgery – how does it work?

Arthroscopic surgery has revolutionised the treatment of joint problems, in man and horses alike. The technique is minimally invasive, causing the patient minimal discomfort.

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Thermoregulation – beating the heat

Thermoregulation – beating the heat

In the second article written earlier this year for endurance GB, NEH Sports Medicine Specialist Fran James discusses thermoregulation in endurance horses.

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Common Injuries in Endurance Horses

Common Injuries in Endurance Horses

In the first of two articles written for endurance GB, NEH Sports Medicine Specialist Fran James discusses common orthopaedic injuries in endurance horses.

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What Does It Take To Become A Remedial Farrier?

What Does It Take To Become A Remedial Farrier?

Farriery is a highly skilled profession which requires considerable training to become qualified.

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Equine Influenza – An Overview

Equine Influenza – An Overview

Equine flu is a highly contagious viral disease which can affect all equine species, including donkeys.

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease

Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease

There have been at least 2 reported outbreaks of EHV-1 neurological disease in racing Thoroughbreds in 2017. The first occurred in Pau, France, in April, where 2 horses were euthanased and 27 horses were affected. The disease was limited to one barn with no spread to other barns.

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Focus on Fractures

Focus on Fractures

This month’s fracture is a 4 year old gelding in jump race training which sustained a mid-body fracture on its left hind medial proximal sesamoid bone.

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Embryo Transfer

Embryo Transfer

Embryo transfer is an increasingly popular technique with many advantages for the breeder. Newmarket Equine Hospital is pleased to offer this service and several of our stud vets are experienced in this procedure.

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Irregular heart beat? – Atrial Fibriallation explained

Irregular heart beat? – Atrial Fibriallation explained

Atrial fibrillation is a cause of an abnormal heart rhythm. It is one of the most common rhythm disturbances that occur in the horse, and is also seen in humans too.

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Headshaking in horses

Headshaking in horses

Headshaking in horses can be a frustrating condition to manage. The clinical signs are not specific; there are many possible reasons why a horse may shake its head.

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How to keep your horse competing by avoiding injuries

How to keep your horse competing by avoiding injuries

Getting your horse fit and managing a half-way decent dressage score can seem like the biggest obstacles in having a successful eventing season.

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