Musculoskeletal injuries in equine athletes represent a leading cause for sport-induced and career-ending injuries due to slow or incomplete tendon repair creating clinical challenges in functional repair. Three-dimensional (3D) tendon constructs provide an in vitro model highly representative of in vivo tendon and provide an ideal strategy for testing therapies to improve tendon repair outcomes. […]
The impact of forage species on plasma amino acid (AA) concentrations of grazing horses (Equus caballus L.) is unknown. The objectives of this study were to determine the impact of different forage species on plasma AA concentrations and protein synthesis. Research was conducted in July in St. Paul, MN, USA. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), mixed […]
An 8-year-old American Quarter Horse mare presented for acute, traumatic lacerations sustained along the ventral abdomen and hind limbs after an accident involving a manure spreader. A penetrating abdominal wound, extended through the peritoneum, was explored surgically. Peritoneal fluid drained from the abdominal wound for approximately 14 days, which was managed with absorbent bandages and […]
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