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Articles tagged: sports medicine

Surgical Management of Kissing Spines

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Kissing spines affect roughly 40% of horses. Here we review the inter-spinous ligament desmotomy (ISLD) procedure that we routinely perform to correct impinging DSPs.

Portrait of a running American quarter horse

That Strange Stepping by War of Will

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

The Preakness winner has stringhalt, but what does that mean for the racehorse’s participation in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes?
Thoroughbred racehorse War of Will handily won the Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, but many racing fans were concerned by video footage that surfaced later on social media. Shortly after the race, the bay colt was caught walking back to the stables with a strange hitch in his step.

When Asthma Isn’t Obvious

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

An equine pulmonologist works with veterinarians in the field to conduct a specialized type of liquid biopsy

stock photo horse eye in the dark in monochromatic colors

Unbroken

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Thanks to recent veterinary advances, leg fractures in horses don’t have to be life-threatening—or even career-ending.

X-Ray of a horse leg fracture before it was repaired at Tufts Equine Center

Power Up

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Like people, an equine athlete’s core strength helps to not only prevent injury while increasing training levels but also in recovery from injuries as well.

Equine Clinical Case challenge: Acute Neck Stiffness

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

A 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding used for eventing presented with acute neck stiffness after a fall. He was reluctant to actively bend the cranial aspect of his neck to either direction.