Vital Signs & Physical Exam

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Know Your Horse in Health

May 01, 2013

Examine your horse's vital signs, body, and behavior on a regular basis to be a better horse owner.... Read More

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Horse Health Parameters Form

April 05, 2013

Use this comprehensive form to evaluate your horse's well-being from nose to tail prior to a vet visit.... Read More

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Healthy Horse Manure

March 06, 2013

From digestion to infectious disease, Dr. Erin Denney-Jones discusses what horse poop tells us about health.... Read More

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What Does Your Horse's Stool Say?

March 01, 2013

Your horse's fecal production and appearance can be an indicator of good or poor health.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Videos of 2012

January 02, 2013

We've compiled a list of the 10 most popular videos of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Holiday Horses, Ponies Require Time, Financial Commitments

December 01, 2012

Parents need to be aware of equine ownership commitment and cost before granting a child's wish.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Take Your Horse's Temperature

July 19, 2012

Tom Cassleberry, DVM, of Fairfield, Calif., shows you how to take your horse's temperature.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... Read More

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Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More

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Know How to Use A Stethoscope Before You Need It

April 12, 2012

A properly used stethoscope can help horse owners pick up on possible developing health problems.... Read More

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Lecture on Identifying an Equine Emergency Scheduled

March 18, 2012

On April 3, New Bolton Center will present "It's 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn't Right: When is it an Emergency?"... Read More

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Ambulatory (Mobile Veterinary) Horse Care (AAEP 2011)

February 13, 2012

Dr. Harry Werner discusses ambulatory, or mobile, veterinary care of horses at the 2011 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Physical Therapy for Stifle Problems in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 06, 2012

A physical therapy program is owner- and horse-intensive in terms of time and energy for successful outcomes.... Read More

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Horse Physiology Knowledge Helps Protect Animal Health

December 23, 2011

Owners have a better chance of detecting disease and stress in a horse if they're familiar with what's normal.... Read More

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Estimating Horse Weight Accurately

September 15, 2011

Researchers examined the other three weigh estimation methods and found one stood out as more accurate.... Read More

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Normal Horse Vitals Signs and Health Indicators

September 09, 2011

Learn about normal horse resting temperature, heart and respiration rates, and indications of good health.... Read More

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Normal Horse Temperature, Heart Rate, Breathing Rate

August 22, 2011

Quick reference guide on normal temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate in horses.... Read More

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Colic in Horses: When is Surgery Necessary?

August 16, 2011

What factors do veterinarians look for when deciding whether to refer a horse to a hospital for colic surgery?... Read More

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NJDA Emphasizes Horse Health Regulations

August 01, 2011

The NJDA is strongly reminding horse owners of longstanding state regulations adopted to protect horse health.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

July 31, 2011

For riding enthusiasts, summertime necessitates paying extra attention to your horse's physical needs.... Read More

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NRHA Moves Ahead with Medications Rule

July 20, 2011

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors recently voted to approve an Animal Welfare ... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Spring and Summer

April 25, 2011

How your horse's body adapts to exercising and how he acclimates to spring and summer weather conditions. ... Read More

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Thermographic Eye Thermometers for Horses

April 08, 2011

A horse's body temperature can indicate everything from an internal ailment (such as colic) to an infectious disease to hypothermia. Or it can simply confirm that a horse is healthy and ready for action. While most owners and veterinarians step to ... Read More

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LSU Vet School Aquires New Patient Monitoring System

January 16, 2011

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Teaching Hospital recently acquired a high-tech patient monitoring system to assure that anesthetized patients wake up healthy from surgery or an MRI procedure.... Read More