Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition, and vets are seeing more performance horses with this issue.... Read More

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Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop intoxication soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More

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New Technology for Wound Repair Follow-Up in Horses

March 29, 2015

Researchers tested two technologies that could help them monitor wound size and the healing process more easily.... Read More

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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Martin, Equine Sports Medicine Pioneer, Dies at Age 68

March 25, 2015

Benson (Ben) Bennett Martin, Jr., VMD, died March 18 at the age of 68 following a long illness.... Read More

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How to Manage the Club Foot: Birth to Maturity

March 25, 2015

If recognized early and given proper intervention, especially in young horses, a club foot can often be corrected.... Read More

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Annual Career Fair Unites College Students, Equine Industry

March 23, 2015

The event allowed nearly 250 college students to meet prospective equine industry employers.... Read More

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More

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Multiple Celiotomies in Short Span Yield a Guarded Prognosis

March 21, 2015

Horses undergoing multiple colic surgeries in a 14-day period are at greater risk for incisional infections.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

March 19, 2015

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses.... Read More

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The ABCs of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Horses

March 19, 2015

Researchers are studying and using everything from MSCs to PRP and ACS to BMPs. Here are the basics you should know.... Read More

Researchers tested the safety of stem cell injections in horses' subconjunctiva. This image shows a subconjunctiva immediately following stem cell injection.

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Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

March 18, 2015

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe.... Read More

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Ultrasound, Palpation per Rectum to Diagnose Colic

March 15, 2015

Learn how veterinarians can use these methods in concert to diagnose colic in horses.... Read More

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Metronidazole Pharmacokinetics in Foals Studied

March 14, 2015

The medication's half-life was longer and clearance was lower in foals compared to adult horses, researchers determined.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Safety for Navicular Treatment Studied

March 14, 2015

Researchers determined that tiludronate is safe to use in horses as directed.... Read More

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Lameness Assessments While Longeing Studied

March 13, 2015

Researchers found poor agreement among less experienced vets and moderate agreement between more experienced ones.... Read More

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Estrogen Concentrations' Effects on Pregnancy Outcome

March 12, 2015

Researchers determined that reduced estrogen levels in late pregnancy do not affect pregnancy outcome.... Read More

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Digital Neurectomy Outcome in Horses with Chronic Foot Pain

March 10, 2015

Horses with concurrent deep digital flexor tendon lesions were four times more likely to become lame again post-surgery.... Read More

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Proper Hand Hygiene Prevents Equine Disease

March 07, 2015

A veterinarian reviews proper hand hygiene techniques to help prevent equine disease spread during exams and procedures.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 03, 2015

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Merial Acquires Legend, Marquis from Bayer

March 02, 2015

Merial acquired Marquis (15% w/w ponazuril), used to treat EPM, and joint therapy product Legend (hyaluronate sodium).... Read More

A meniscal tear as seen on ultrasound with the limb bearing weight.

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Arthroscopy vs. Ultrasound for Diagnosing Stifle Lesions

March 02, 2015

Researchers determined that using both modalities can help vets increase their diagnostic and prognostic capabilities.... Read More

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Researchers Study Supplement's Effects on Gastric Ulcers

March 01, 2015

Researchers found that one supplement was not inferior to omeprazole in several areas in their study.... Read More

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Integrated Parasite Control: How to Strike a Balance

February 26, 2015

Deworming protocols have changed radically over the past decade. Here's what you should consider.... Read More