Intermittent Upward Patellar Fixation (IUPF)

Horses have a normal “locking mechanism” associated with their stifle area that allows them to maintain limb extension without considerable muscular effort. This mechanism is called a “stay apparatus” and primarily involves the patella (knee cap), the bottom end of the femur (medial trochlear...

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Mesotherapy in Sport Horses

Mesotherapy consists in the application of different drugs by means of multiple injections with very fine needles, in the mesodermis, at small doses. It is an effective treatment, fast and without harmful effects. This technique guarantees a high and appropriate concentration of the medicine...

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TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DISEASE (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of the horse resides just below and in front of the base of the horse’s ear on each side of the head. Movement within the joint is easily visualized when the horse is chewing. As with any joint, the TMJ...

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Drug Testing in Equine Prepurchase Exam

  What is the Purpose of a Drug Test? Drug testing is used for detection of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or sedative/tranquilizer agents, but can also be used to detect anabolic steroids and analgesic (pain-relieving) agents. The presence of analgesics could mask current or...

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Arthritis in horses

Arthritis in horses is a disease that can affect them just as it does in humans by influencing their physical activity and performance.

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Horse legal documents

When buying a horse, there are many requirements that we must meet, both legal and relative to its maintenance and care. Today we are going to talk about the documentation to have a horse, in can in many situations be confusing.

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Degenerative Joint Disease in Horses

Degenerative joint disease in horses Degenerative joint disease (DJD), often referred to as “osteoarthritis”, is a very common cause of lameness in competition horses. Most strategies in equine training involve the prevention and / or maintenance of some joint disease. Lack of performance as...

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Equine gastric ulcer syndrome

Because of its multiple causes and complex nature, the term syndrome of equine gastric ulcer (EGUS) has been used to describe gastric ulcer disease in horses. It is quite common, with a prevalence ranging from 25% to 50% in foals and 60% to 90%...

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Excess weight and over-nutrition in horses

Excess Weight and over-nutrition have a number of potentially negative effects, including;  Increased stress on the heart and lung  Greater risk of laminitis or founder  Increased risk of developmental orthopedic ( bone and joint) problems in young growing horses.  More strain on feet, joint...

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Equine corneal ulcer

The cornea is a dome-shaped structure located in the front of the eye, hemispherical, transparent turn formed by three layers, whose function is to allow the passage of light and protect the iris and the lens. In the horse it has a thickness of...

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Seroma in a mare Raid

Seroma A seroma with accumulation of serum and lymph in the right hind limb where trauma has occurred. In this case it was also accompanied by injury to the muscles so that there was some degree of lameness. The diagnosis was made by ultrasound....

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Otitis in Horses – Otoendoscopia

The otitis is an acute and chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the ear, the ear canal and eardrum. It is estimated that the frequency of otitis in horses is rare less than 1% The causes: Dermatitis, ticks, infections, foreign bodies, etc … Clinical...

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What is West Nile fever?

West Nile fever is a disease caused by West Nile virus. It causes disease in humans, in horses and some birds. Most patients present few clinical signs, but some develop severe neurological disease that can be fatal. The West Nile virus has an extremely...

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Pastern Dermatitis – Thrush

It is a common condition beginning as a mild dermatitis of the pastern level, as you will find advancing pathology skin irritation, heat, pain and in some cases can cause lameness.                       It occurs...

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Veterinary Periodic Review in Sport Horses

High level jumping horse in a routine veterinary inspection the saphenous vein distension was discovered. . There was no lameness but the biomechanics was not adequate. At radiographic examination Osteoarthritis of the hock joint was observed. With this diagnosis can implement measures to try...

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Colic in Horses

Although there are different views in scientific studies, if the heat and changes in atmospheric pressure influence the occurrence of colic of , in Serveq recent days we have treated numerous cases in the Costa del Sol in Malaga so we thought it would...

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Kinesiotaping in sport horses

Kinesiotaping in sport horses Is being used for some time in the Kinesiotape sport horses in different parts of the world with good results. This technique facilitates the hard training and recovery from injury in less time.  The horses Kinesiotape It’s nothing magical, it...

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Cushing's Disease

Cushing’s Disease Primarily due to pituitary gland tumor and occurs most often in horses over 12 years old.Clinical signs include long curly hair, lethargy, loss of weight and muscle mass, polyuria and polydipsia and poor performance.Recurrent infections due to immune suppression and chronic laminitis...

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Selenium Deficiency in Sport Horses

Selenium Deficiency in Sport Horses

Selenium Deficiency in Sport Horses Known because they are associated with syndromes or muscle myopathies azoturia in horses . Although horses are fed high-quality diets rarely suffer selenium deficiency unless it is known that this geographical area is poor in this element or that...

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Equine Tendinitis treated with growth factors

Equine Tendinitis treated with growth factors Horse Raid (8 years) of high competition with a severe injury in both flexor tendons, was directly infiltrated in the lesion, using techniques of ultrasound guided with plasma I autologous rich platelets (PRP) growth factors. 05/01/14 was the...

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