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working farm dogs reported that musculoskeletal and integumentary systems were among the most affected systems throughout their lives. 7 – 11 Differences in the ways SAR dogs are raised, housed, and trained mean that these prior studies may not be

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The intention of this tutorial video is to illustrate the methods of examining the forelimb and neck of a horse in order to identify abnormalities that may be associated with lameness or disease.

ANIMAL

A 16-year-old quarter horse gelding was used for examination.

METHODS

The horse was examined for abnormalities by means of physical examination.

RESULTS

The examination of the forelimb and neck of the horse was successfully completed.

CLINICAL RELEVANCE

This examination technique is required to identify abnormalities in the equine forelimb and can be utilized during a lameness examination.

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increasingly available, what will be the role for equine PET? How does this newcomer compete with the other protagonists in the equine musculoskeletal imaging race? The strength of PET is its complementarity with the other imaging techniques. PET provides

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Musculoskeletal injury is the greatest cause of morbidity and death in Thoroughbred racehorses. Lameness is the leading cause of wastage in Thoroughbreds intended for racing. 1–8 The reported incidence of musculoskeletal-injury related fatalities

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, and abortions have been reported in horses in areas where external abscessation caused by C pseudotuberculosis is prevalent. 2–7,10–13 A smaller subgroup of horses has been reported 14 to develop abscesses deep in the musculoskeletal structures of

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During training or racing, horses may reach and sustain exercise intensities capable of overwhelming the musculoskeletal system's response capacity, which can result in severe and sometimes fatal musculoskeletal injuries. These have been reported

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

P osttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) is the most common type of arthritis in horses and dogs. 1 Because PTOA is the most common cause of retirement in sport horses, it is one of the most frequently studied musculoskeletal entities in the equine

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and stem cell (SC) therapies have generated widespread enthusiasm as a means to repair, regenerate, or minimize loss of musculoskeletal tissue, their clinical efficacy for specific disease indications such as osteoarthritis (OA) and other

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Lameness is the most commonly reported health problem affecting all types of horses and costs the horse industry millions of dollars annually. 1 Although diagnoses and treatments have been described for specific musculoskeletal problems that

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injury necessitating euthanasia by the attending racetrack veterinarian either during or immediately following a race. Catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries that occurred during training hours were not included. Horses not euthanized were considered to

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