Veterinary Practice

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More

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Wednesday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 11, 2014

Quick take-homes from sessions on wild horses, barn fires, regenerative medicine, and dentistry.... Read More

Dr. Johanna Reimer developed the ROST shoe after deconstructing a traditional shoe to fit one of her horses. With wear, she found her horse’s hoof health and balance improved.

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A Deconstruction of the Horseshoe

December 10, 2014

A veterinarian's search for better foot care options for her own horses led to a new way to shoe. ... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 10, 2014

Tidbits from sessions on the horse's back, biosecurity, infectious disease, pelvic fractures, and more.... Read More

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Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

December 09, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of surgically managed horses and 61% of medically managed horses survived.... Read More

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Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 09, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2014

Tweets from the Kester News Hour and sessions on ophthalmology, lameness, sarcoids, and reproduction.... Read More

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A Vet's Day at the AAEP Convention

December 08, 2014

Find out what a day at the American Association of Equine Practitioners' Convention entails for one veterinarian. ... Read More

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2014 AAEP: Volunteer Vets Working for Your Horse's Health

December 07, 2014

AAEP veterinarians volunteer behind-the-scenes to work on committees that improve the health and lives of horses.... 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, EVA vaccination, and more.... Read More

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Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More

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Can Tiludronate be Used in Horse Joints?

December 03, 2014

Researchers are working to better understand tiludronate's impact on horses' joint cartilage.... Read More

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Equine Venereal Disease

December 01, 2014

Equine sexually transmitted diseases can affect pregnancy outcomes and breeding stock welfare.... Read More

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Survey: Managers Use Outdated Parasite Control Strategies

November 27, 2014

A high percentage of Thoroughbred farm managers used rotational deworming without monitoring drug effectiveness. ... Read More

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Understanding Coronavirus

November 26, 2014

Recently gastrointestinal illness associated with equine coronavirus has been seen in adult horses.... Read More

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Has Horsepox Gone Extinct?

November 25, 2014

After studying horsepox's impact on a smallpox vaccine, one scientist says the disease appears to be extinct.... Read More

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Study: Epistaxis Has 'Complex Hereditary Basis'

November 18, 2014

Environment also to blame in exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage cases so severe that horses bleed from the nostrils.... Read More

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Foal Eye Issues

November 17, 2014

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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It's All Foreign to Me

November 17, 2014

Find out which foreign animal diseases North American horse owners need to keep an eye on and why.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More

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Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

November 13, 2014

Here are five situations when a senior feed could benefit a horse, regardless of age.... Read More

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Surgical Technique Prevents Large Colon Entrapment

November 11, 2014

The minimally invasive procedure can help prevent large colon entrapment recurrence, new research shows.... Read More

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Study: Hops Can Help Reduce Fructan Fermentation

November 10, 2014

Vets could potentially use hops extract to mediate health conditions associated with carbohydrate overload.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Equine Stress Levels at Competitions

November 09, 2014

Cortisol levels were higher during a competition than at home, and they continued rising throughout the event.... Read More

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Factors Contributing to Cross-Country Falls Evaluated

November 07, 2014

The only variable researchers could link with the likelihood of falling was competitive rank going into cross-country.... Read More