Veterinary Practice

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DDFT Injury, MRI, and Medical Treatments

May 06, 2016

An accurate diagnosis with MRI can play a significant role in a horse's long-term return to activity after DDFT injury.... Read More

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Study: EPM-Causing Parasites Ubiquitous in U.S. Horses

May 03, 2016

Living where horses don't commonly get diagnosed with EPM doesn't mean your horse isn't at risk. ... Read More

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Acyline to Suppress Stallion Testosterone Levels

May 01, 2016

Researchers determined that acyline can reduce stallion testosterone concentrations to as low as those of geldings.... Read More

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TMJ Inflammation's Impact on Chewing in Horses

April 30, 2016

Unilateral TMJ inflammation not only affects the way horses chew but also likely creates a certain level of pain. ... Read More

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Veterinarians, Students Serve Working Horses in Honduras

April 29, 2016

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the group provided care to more than 300 working equids in Southern Honduras.... Read More

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What Supplements Do Eventing and Dressage Horses Consume?

April 29, 2016

Joint health and mobility supplements were the most frequently used in both disciplines, researchers found. ... Read More

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Are TMJ Variations Normal in Horses?

April 28, 2016

Researchers found that "an unexpectedly large number of normal horses" had temporomandibular joint (TMJ) variations.... Read More

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Limiting Race Training Distances Can Reduce Injury Risk

April 26, 2016

Standardbreds training over shorter distances lost fewer training days to injury, but still raced successfully.... Read More

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Some Nonantibiotics Disrupt Biofilms in Endometritis Cases

April 25, 2016

No single agent reliably disrupted biofilm in all tested bacteria, but several were effective against specific species.... Read More

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What's a Pheochromocytoma, and How Do Vets Diagnose It?

April 24, 2016

This hormone-secreting tumor can form in horses' adrenal glands, potentially causing damaging high blood pressure.... Read More

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Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. ... Read More

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Researchers Compare Similar Equine Eye Conditions

April 22, 2016

Corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy are a lot alike, but have some key differences, researchers found.... Read More

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Study: Low-Ranking Horses Harbor More Parasites

April 22, 2016

Researchers found a distinct link between dominance rank and parasite load in horses that had never been dewormed.... Read More

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Research-Based Weaning Tips to Reduce Stress

April 21, 2016

Start planning early to make the transition away from mom as smooth as possible.... Read More

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EHV-1 Prevalence in Horses With Respiratory Disease

April 18, 2016

Submitting blood and nasal secretion samples gives vets the best chance of accurately diagnosing EHV, researchers found.... Read More

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Mesh Successful at Preventing Nephrosplenic Entrapment

April 17, 2016

None of the 26 study horses suffered nephrosplenic entrapment recurrence following surgery.... Read More

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Study: Not All Maple Species Contain Hypoglycin A

April 16, 2016

Hypoglycin A is the toxin behind the potentially deadly muscular disease atypical myopathy.... Read More

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Mares Can Get Back in Foal Easily Following Induced Abortion

April 16, 2016

The overall pregnancy rate in this study was 90% and, on average, mares got back in foal about 45 days after abortion.... Read More

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The Equitwister: A Simplified Way to Castrate Working Equids

April 15, 2016

This tool is simple, affordable, and results in few complications, one equitarian volunteer reported.... Read More

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IDDSP Surgery Type's Impact on Race Performance

April 13, 2016

Racing performance was unaltered regardless of which technique was used to correct soft palate displacement.... Read More

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Fluid Therapy: Are We Overdoing It?

April 12, 2016

Researchers found that many horses recovering from colic surgery probably don't require as much water as once thought.... Read More

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Placental Blood Flow Changes in Laminitic Pregnant Mares

April 10, 2016

Chronically laminitic mares developed potentially detrimental changes in uterine blood flow during pregnancy.... Read More

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Recognizing Klebsiella Pneumonia in Practice

April 10, 2016

Researchers found that bloody nasal discharge was common in horses with Klebsiella pneumonia.... Read More

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The Importance of Postmortem Exams on Aborted Fetuses

April 09, 2016

Post-mortem exams are crucial to determine what caused the abortion. Here's what your veterinarian will look for.... Read More

An example of an image taken with an imaging unit and an iPhone followed by counting by the app. Ascarid eggs (red circles) are identified separately from strongyles (blue circles).

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How Scientists Count Equine Parasites With a Cell Phone

April 09, 2016

Learn how researchers determined this was possible and what steps went into developing the final product.... Read More