Cardiovascular System

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How Blood Donations can Save Horses' Lives

December 04, 2014

Find out when veterinarians might employ blood transfusions, and how blood is collected from donor horses.... Read More

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Does Your Sport Horse Have a Huge Heart? He Might!

November 11, 2014

Often called the "athlete's heart," an enlarged heart in a horse is frequently accompanied by murmurs and arrhythmias.... Read More

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CSU Releases New Furosemide Research Results

October 30, 2014

Dr. Paul Morley found evidence suggesting furosemide is effective in reducing EIPH incidence and severity. ... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Host Equine Sports Medicine Lecture

October 22, 2014

Drs. Elizabeth Davidson and Liz Arbittier will offer a joint lecture on sports medicine, including lameness evaluations.... Read More

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Heart of the Matter

October 22, 2014

Take a look at the remarkable equine heart and what can go wrong with it.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Officials Examining Horse Deaths at Saratoga

September 02, 2014

Eleven horses died during the recent Saratoga Race Track meet, compared with eight during the summer session last year.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bleeding in Australian Racehorses

June 03, 2014

Researchers found that epistaxis occurred in approximately 0.2% of their study population.... Read More

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Veterinarian: Always Assess Equine Heart Murmurs

June 01, 2014

Assess the impact any heart murmur has on athletic performance or on rider and animal safety.... Read More

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UF to Dedicate New Equine Sports Performance Complex

May 14, 2014

The new venue is designed to allow vets to better evaluate performance horses under saddle.... Read More

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British Olympic Eventer Retired due to Cardiac Condition

February 17, 2014

Miners Frolic, a 16-year-old, 17-hand Thoroughbred gelding, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.... Read More

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Friesians' Blood Work Alike but Different

January 16, 2014

Vets caring for Friesians should interpret a few tests differently than they would in the average horse.... Read More

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CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

November 22, 2013

The report concluded the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's barn had no single, identifiable cause.... Read More

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Researchers Develop Equine Field Ventilation System

September 29, 2013

Anesthesiologists have developed a simple and inexpensive device for equine ventilation in a field emergency.... Read More

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California Sees Rise in Horse Deaths due to Cardiac Failure

April 11, 2013

California racing saw a sharp increase last year in the number of fatalities due to cardiac failures.... Read More

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EIPH and Furosemide Use in Racehorses Explained

October 04, 2012

One researcher discusses EIPH, furosemide use in racehorses, and related scientific research. ... Read More

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Your Horse's Breathing: Roaring, Coughing, and Bleeding

February 01, 2012

A rundown of respiratory diseases commonly observed in performance horses.... Read More

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Horse Heart Monitor Video Available Online

March 22, 2007

The video explains the health and fitness benefits of using a horse heart monitor for any horse or rider.... Read More

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Heart Size and Racing Performance in Trotters

July 05, 2005

Researchers found that heart size correlated with athletic performance in Standardbred trotters.... Read More

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Basic Horse Anatomy and Physiology

January 01, 2005

Gain an understanding of how the horse is constructed and what this means in the realm of form to function.... Read More