Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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What is a Saddle Tracing or Template?

June 01, 2015

Saddle fitters use tracing or templating to record the shape of a horse's back. Here's how it works.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More

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10 Gastric Ulcer Resources on TheHorse.com

May 28, 2015

Here's a selection of content to help prepare you to manage these common but pesky problem spots.... Read More

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The Equine Genetic Toolbox

May 27, 2015

Genetic testing reveals differences in an individual's DNA that result in traits from coat color to muscle function.... Read More

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Researchers Find New Method for Monitoring Horses' Body Fat

May 24, 2015

The new body condition index is designed to enhance the value of traditional body condition scoring.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 24, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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Clinical Signs and Causes of Back Pain in Horses

May 22, 2015

Learn about common issues owners encounter with their horses' spine and saddle fit and how to treat such issues.... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

May 20, 2015

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Does Season Impact Old Horses' Immune Function?

May 19, 2015

Senior horses' inflammation levels increased in the spring, while lymphocyte proliferation increased in the fall.... Read More

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Horses

May 18, 2015

Find out if your horse could be at risk of suffering subtle but serious vitamin and mineral imbalances.... Read More

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Equine Foundation Donation to Aid in Lameness Evaluation

May 17, 2015

Equine Guelph and Dr. Judith Koenig received a donation help to purchase a lameness evaluation device.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Study Carpal Sheath Effusion Exam Techniques

May 13, 2015

Ultrasound is a useful method for diagnosing carpal sheath effusion, which is often associated with soft tissue damage.... Read More

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What's the Difference Between Gastrogard and Ulcergard?

May 11, 2015

One is prescribed by your veterinarian, the other is available over-the-counter. Find out more in our Q&A.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Drug Safe for Use in Pregnant Mares

May 09, 2015

Misoprostol, which can cause abortion in humans, is used to prevent or treat right dorsal colitis in horses.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Gastric Ulcers: Common in Performance Horses and Foals

May 06, 2015

About 90% of performance horses and 25 to 50% of foals have ulcers. Here's what to watch for and how to prevent them.... Read More

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Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

May 02, 2015

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Novel Use for the 'Tie Forward' Procedure in Horses

April 30, 2015

Often used to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the technique also appears useful for treating dysphagia.... Read More

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Researchers Study Compensatory Lameness

April 28, 2015

Consider this under-recognized issue before deciding which limb is the primary lameness source.... Read More

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New Research Sheds Light on Tendon Injuries in Old Horses

April 21, 2015

The tendon's interfascicular matrix stiffens as it ages, making older horses more susceptible to injury.... Read More

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

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Study: Western Performance Horses with PSD Benefit from ACS

April 20, 2015

Researchers have found success treating some proximal suspensory desmitis cases with autologous conditioned serum (ACS).... Read More

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Bogers Receives $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

April 18, 2015

Dr. Sophie H. Bogers' research focuses on using stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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Evidence-Based Farriery: The Proof is in the Hoof

April 15, 2015

Don't rely on hearsay when it comes to caring for your horses' hooves.... Read More