Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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House Receives Veterinary Association Award

April 24, 2015

Amanda House, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, has received the Florida Veterinary Medical Association's Gold Star Award for 2015.... Read More

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Erskine Named Director of Marion duPont Scott EMC

April 24, 2015

Dr. Michael D. Erskine has acted as interim director of the Virginia Tech facility since May 2013.... Read More

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Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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13 Ways to Predict Ovulation in Mares

April 22, 2015

Horse breeding is only as effective as your ability to predict a mare's impending ovulation. Here's how vets do so.... 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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Researchers Develop Artificial Equine Skin

April 18, 2015

This artificial skin for horses could help vets manage wounds, burns, and other ailments, the investigators said.... 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

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New Standards for Evaluating Blood Clotting in Horses

April 15, 2015

Researchers found that horses' blood differs from humans and dogs when they used thromboelastometry to assess clotting.... Read More

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Detecting Coffin Bone Fractures in Young Foals

April 14, 2015

Using proper diagnostic technique and good quality radiographs is critical when diagnosing these fractures in foals.... Read More

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Owner-Reported Response to Headshaking Treatments

April 13, 2015

From fly masks and nose nets to antihistamines and supplements, find out which headshaking treatments worked best.... Read More

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Advancements in Equine Lyme Disease Testing

April 11, 2015

Improved diagnostic testing for Lyme disease is leading to more successful treatments. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Freeman Named Appleton Professor at University of Florida

April 10, 2015

Dr. David Freeman's research interests include treatment of diseases that cause colic in horses.... Read More

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Choosing Cases and Using MSCs for Equine Joint Injuries

April 10, 2015

Learn how one veterinarian chooses cases and uses mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat horses with joint injuries.... Read More

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Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

April 08, 2015

Review the options vets have for looking inside horses' bodies to see what's causing a limp, swelling, or pain.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Introduction to Farriery Course Scheduled for May 15

April 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof anatomy and physiology, trimming the balanced foot, when shoes are necessary, and more.... Read More

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Compounded Enrofloxacin: Safe and Effective for Use in Mares

April 05, 2015

Researchers said a water-based enrofloxacin suspension could be useful for treating some bacterial endometritis cases.... Read More

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Double Trouble: Multiple Ovulations in Mares

April 04, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated multiple ovulations and how vets can detect them and, thus, prevent twin pregnancies.... Read More

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The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

April 01, 2015

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness.... Read More

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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 that vets are seeing a lot of in performance horses.... Read More

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Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop signs of toxicity 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 approaches 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

A club foot can often be corrected with proper and early intervention, especially in young horses.... Read More