James P. Morehead

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REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Radiography in presale examinations of TB yearlings has become standard practice in recent years. OBJECTIVES To describe the prevalence and distribution of radiographic changes in the fetlocks, carpi, tarsi, stifles and fore feet of Thoroughbred yearlings in central Kentucky when these joints were examined as part of routine(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare endoscopic findings of the upper portion of the respiratory tract in Thoroughbred yearlings with their subsequent race records to determine whether subjective assessment of airway function may be used as a predictor of future racing performance. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 427 Thoroughbred yearlings. PROCEDURES Endoscopic(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Although the radiographic examination of yearlings has become commonplace at some large Thoroughbred sales, there are few data to support the decisions facing veterinarians who are asked to evaluate future racing potential. OBJECTIVES To identify radiographic changes in the fetlocks, proximal sesamoid bones, carpi, tarsi,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine features of an early fetal loss (EFL) syndrome and evaluate potential risk factors for EFL in Thoroughbred broodmares on 4 farms in central Kentucky. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 288 pregnant broodmares. PROCEDURE Year-2001 breeding records for 288 Thoroughbred broodmares were examined. Early fetal loss was defined as(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY There is little information available about conformational changes in the forelimbs of growing foals. OBJECTIVES To describe the conformation of the carpus and fetlock of Thoroughbred foals from birth to yearling sale age. METHODS Subjective assessments of the fetlock and carpal conformation of 119 Thoroughbred foals were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether administration of killed West Nile virus vaccine was associated with pregnancy loss among broodmares. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. ANIMALS 595 mares. PROCEDURE Records of pregnant mares with known vaccination history from 4 farms were reviewed. Information obtained from 595 mares included mare's identification;(More)
Palmar supracondylar lysis of the third metacarpus, enthesophytes on the proximal sesamoid bones, proximal dorsal P1 fragments in the hind fetlocks, and dorsal medial intercarpal joint disease in Thoroughbred yearlings are associated with decreased likelihood of starting at least one race during the 2or 3-year-old years. Authors’ addresses: Equine(More)
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