Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

The senior horses in Dr. Amanda Adams' herd experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones following transport, changes that could take more than a month to return to normal levels.

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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

July 25, 2017

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Equine Stomach Acid

July 24, 2017

Common feeding practices could be causing your horse's stomach acid levels to rise.... Read More

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Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses

July 21, 2017

Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and management of repetitive stress-related fetlock injuries in racehorses.... Read More

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Conditioning Young Horses

July 19, 2017

Before your young horse begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from physical conditioning.... Read More

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How Well do Horse Owners Recognize Laminitis?

July 18, 2017

Owners did not recognize laminitis in 42 out of 93 cases; rather, they cited undefined lameness, hoof abscess, or colic.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 16, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

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Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

July 09, 2017

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease.... Read More

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Correcting Equine Nasal Collapse Caused by Nerve Damage

July 08, 2017

Learn how veterinarians treated an 18-month-old Andalusian colt that suffered nasal collapse after a training accident.... Read More

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Getting a Second Wind: Helping Equine Athletes Breathe

July 07, 2017

Are breathing issues slowing your horse down? Here are some surgical and management options that might help.... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 04, 2017

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

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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How Do You Handle Colic?

June 30, 2017

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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My Saddle Doesn't Fit My Horse...Now What?

June 29, 2017

How to find a fitter, buy or modify a saddle, and recognize the right fit for your horse.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

June 26, 2017

Many cases of colic in foals can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... Read More

Thus far, horses are the only species found to have crystals in their cartilage cell mitochondria.

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Your Horse's Cartilage Has Bling

June 25, 2017

Intramitochondrial crystals could be related to horse joints' ability to withstand mechanical stress, scientists say.... Read More

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

June 23, 2017

Learn how the all-important equine back functions and how to prevent problems from developing. ... Read More

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Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

June 21, 2017

Does your colicking horse need to go to a clinic? Here's how veterinarians determine the need for referral.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Collected, Medium, and Extended Trot Biomechanics Studied

June 20, 2017

Researchers focused on the effect of collected and lengthened paces in young and mature dressage horses.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

June 19, 2017

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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ARCI Model Regulatory Standards Updated

June 14, 2017

The standards were reviewed and modified at the ARCI's equine welfare and racing integrity conference in April. ... Read More

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Medical Colic Management: What to Know

June 14, 2017

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function.... Read More

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It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

June 13, 2017

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More