Intermediate Horse Health

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Allergy, Parasite Link Investigated

April 01, 2010

Horses with allergic diseases, like recurrent airway obstruction, might have fewer parasites.... Read More

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston conducted two separate studies on blood transfusions in horses.

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Researchers Study Equine Blood Transfusions

February 25, 2015

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston examined if blood can be taken monthly and stored successfully for use in transfusions and more.... Read More

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Keys to Managing Colic Medically

February 22, 2015

The three main types of medical treatment for colic include fluid therapy, laxative administration, and pain management.... Read More

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Mending Tendon and Joint Injuries with PRP

February 17, 2015

One vet says early treatment and rehabilitation techniques are key to successful platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.... Read More

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Choose Tendon Injury Cases Carefully for Stem Cell Success

February 15, 2015

Practitioners should choose cases and prepare cells carefully for the best chance of treatment success, one vet says.... Read More

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Endoscopy for Equine Dental Exams

February 13, 2015

Oral endoscopy provides vets with a detailed, magnified view of dental and soft tissue structures in the horse's mouth.... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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A Review of Imaging Options for Subtle Lamenesses

February 11, 2015

A veterinarian weighs in on radiographs, nuclear scintigraphy, and standing MRI for diagnosing subtle lamenesses.... Read More

Bacterial and fungal cultures can help veterinarians diagnose eye problems in foals. Here, a veterinarian collects a sample.

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Eye Problems in Neonatal Foals

February 09, 2015

Because ocular problems are prevalent in foals, a veterinarian should examine a neonate's eyes within 36 hours of birth.... Read More

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Studying Exercising Arrhythmias in Sport Horses

February 05, 2015

Researchers at the University of Bern are studying cardiac adaptations to training in eventing and endurance horses.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Adult Horses

February 03, 2015

Hearing loss occurs but is seldom reported. Learn about this condition, which impacts horses' behavior and performance.... Read More

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What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More

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Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares' Fertility

January 27, 2015

Mare fertility declines with age in association with reduced follicle count, and AMH is correlated with follicle count. ... Read More

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Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

January 23, 2015

Your foal's "official" birthday might be Jan. 1, but consider his actual age when devising a diet, researchers say.... Read More

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Equine Navicular Disease

January 15, 2015

Being "navicular" doesn't have to mean the end of a horse's career. Learn how shoeing and new drug treatments can help.... Read More

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The Incredible Equine Neck

January 06, 2015

From perils to preservation tactics: How your horse can hurt his neck and ways to prevent injury. ... Read More

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Heaves, COPD, RAO, or Simply Equine Asthma?

January 06, 2015

What's the difference between heaves, COPD, RAO, and equine asthma? Dr. Laurent Couetil explains.... Read More

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Racetrack Injury Prevention

December 30, 2014

Over the years there's been a trend toward declining average starts for racehorses. ... Read More

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Where are we Headed with Wobbler Syndrome?

December 30, 2014

Despite all that is known, important questions still remain about wobbler syndrome.... Read More

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EVA: A European Perspective

December 07, 2014

A British vet describes equine viral arteritis (EVA) control measures, current risks, vaccination, and more.... Read More

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Equine Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES)

November 21, 2014

An established human therapy helps horses as well. Learn about FES and its possible equine applications.... Read More