Veterinary Practice


Study Findings Could Improve Colic Diagnostics in Horses

October 13, 2015

The researchers are also seeking veterinarian and horse owner input on surveys on recognizing and diagnosing colic.... Read More


How Prevalent are Lice in African Horses?

October 10, 2015

Recent research revealed a high incidence of equine lice infestations, especially in saddle horses.... Read More


Researchers Review Risk Factors for Deep Stromal Abscesses

October 09, 2015

The region in which a horse lives, his surroundings, and more can put him at risk for developing these eye abscesses.... Read More


Bill Would Protect Pennsylvania Veterinarians

October 08, 2015

Proposed legislation would shield the veterinarians from liability if they report suspected cases of animal abuse. ... Read More


Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More


Equine Grass Sickness Shares Signs With Human Disease

October 06, 2015

Horses with grass sickness have similar signs of disease as people with Alzheimer's, a study has found.... Read More


Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More


Functional Electrical Stimulation and Equine Muscle

October 02, 2015

Researchers found that functional electrical stimulation improved the density and distribution of muscle mitochondria.... Read More


FDA Seeking Vets' Input on Antiparasitic Resistance Survey

September 30, 2015

The FDA says responses will help efforts to slow the development of resistance and more.... Read More


Respiratory Problems and Poor Performance

September 29, 2015

Vets can evaluate and treat performance-limiting respiratory problems to help return the patient to peak performance.... Read More


Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

September 22, 2015

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones.... Read More


Study Evaluates Esophageal Stricture Treatment

September 19, 2015

Stricture occurs when a ring of tissue reduces the esophagus' diameter, making it hard for a horse to ingest food.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More


BEVA Addresses Injury Risks Posed to Horse Vets

September 15, 2015

A survey revealed that being a horse vet could carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the U.K.... Read More


'Gait Keeper' Gene Mutation Found in Trotting Horses

September 13, 2015

Researchers say the 'Gait Keeper' gene appears to be responsible for trotters' success in harness racing.... Read More


2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance Meeting Tweets

September 11, 2015

Highlights and take-homes from the 2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More


Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

September 10, 2015

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More


Social Communication and Equine Reproductive Success

September 06, 2015

Domestic horses' reproductive efficiency is often lower than that of feral horses. Does modern husbandry play a role?... Read More


Options for Managing Equine Intestinal Pain

September 05, 2015

Veterinarians can't manage all colics with NSAIDs alone. Learn about the other medication options they have.... Read More


NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More


Scientists Compare Insulin Resistance Test Options

September 01, 2015

Researchers ran four tests on the same group of horses to compare results and determine sensitivity and specificity.... Read More


Risk Factors for Epistaxis in Jump Racehorses Examined

August 31, 2015

Risk factors for equine nosebleeds appear to include age at first start, running on firm ground, and more.... Read More


Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More


Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

August 23, 2015

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates.... Read More


Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More