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Recumbent Horses: Factors Associated With Survival

June 29, 2011

Finding a horse recumbent (unable to rise after lying down) is a nightmare no horse owner wants to experience.... Read More

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Vapocoolant Spray Reduces Joint Injection Pain

June 20, 2011

Applying a vapocoolant spray before joint injections appears to decrease anticipation of pain and actual pain ... Read More

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Horses with Osteoarthritis Sought for Study

June 18, 2011

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking horses diagnosed with osteoarthritis to ... Read More

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New Bolton Center Offers Lecture on Prepurchase Exams

June 13, 2011

The New Bolton Center will the lecture "Prepurchase Examinations: The Role of the Veterinarian" on July 5.... Read More

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Stress Remodeling: Is Pasture Rest the Best Treatment?

June 12, 2011

Pasture rest could be the best treatment option for horses diagnosed with lower cannon bone stress remodeling.... Read More

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Squelching Drug Resistance in Parasites

June 01, 2011

Intensive use of anthelmintics has fueled parasite resistance to these drugs; here's how to combat resistance.... Read More

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Gastric Impaction in Horses: A Review

May 01, 2011

Colic and its causes are part of most owners' horse care vocabulary--an intestinal twist, sand accumulation, or gas buildup might be among the familiar events leading to equine abdominal pain. But owners might not be aware of another, less-frequent ... Read More

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Vaccination Reactions: Common, or Cause for Concern?

April 27, 2011

Horse owners understand that vaccinations protect the health of their horses and might even be life-saving. What some owners might not realize is that adverse reactions can occur after vaccination. While most vaccines' side effects are minor, it's ... Read More

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New Bolton Lecture: You Think It's Colic But It's Not

April 25, 2011

On May 3 the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center (NBC) will present a lecture entitled "You Think It's Colic but It's Not" at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the School of Veterinary Medicine at New ... Read More

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Cornell University Welcomes New Blood Donor Horse

April 24, 2011

Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) welcomes its newest permanent working animal: Mike, a 9-year old Belgian draft horse. His job involves a lot of time off lounging outside. But a few times a year when emergencies strike, Mike will play a... Read More

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Good Works Honoree Fights Equine Abuse

April 20, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Grant Miller, DVM, a practitioner with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma and a defender of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses in Sonoma County, Calif., as the Good ... Read More

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UKVDL Investigating Oral Lesion Reports

April 20, 2011

Since early February, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) has been receiving reports from veterinarians who have seen large numbers of horses (mostly Saddlebreds) with oral lesions. The lesions have sometimes been ... Read More

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Diaphragmatic Tears in Horses Examined

April 18, 2011

Horses with diaphragmatic tears (also called rents) are given a relatively poor prognosis to make a full recovery, but the condition is not a death sentence, according to the results of a recent retrospective study. Alfredo E. Romero, DVM, of ... Read More

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AVMA Launches Veterinarian Finder Website

April 15, 2011

Horse and pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA), MyVeterinarian.com, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around ... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

April 14, 2011

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the ... Read More

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Prosthetic Limbs for Horses: A Closer Look

April 10, 2011

Horses have traditionally been considered obligate four-legged animals; however, the dogma is changing. ... Read More

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Yes, Your Horse Is Fat

April 07, 2011

Horse owners must be able to acknowledge that a horse is overweight and needs to drop a few pounds.... Read More

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Assessing Abdominal Abscesses (AAEP 2010)

March 29, 2011

A variety of equine conditions can present with clinical signs that include colic pain, fever, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Similar signs occur with abdominal abscesses, making them challenging to diagnose. At the 2010 American Association of... Read More

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Horse Sedation with an Oral Gel (AAEP 2010)

March 24, 2011

We've all heard about or witnessed horses that simply refuse to be restrained long enough for the veterinarian to administer a much-needed intravenous sedative. Authors of a recent study suggest that a sedative-containing gel might be just what the ... Read More

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Detecting Equine Lameness with Motion Sensors

March 21, 2011

The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a system to effectively assess this problem using motion detection. The system is referred to as "Lameness Locator." Kevin Keegan ... Read More

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February Good Works Vet Aids Therapy Horses, Wildfire Victims

March 17, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has selected Kevin May, DVM, CVA, of El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital in El Cajon, Calif., as February's Good Works Campaign honoree. May has organized two programs to lighten the financial ... Read More

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Compounding

March 17, 2011

A recap of the FDA's ongoing attempts to ensure safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies. ... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More

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Australian Authorities Seeking Information on Unexplained Neurologic Cases

March 09, 2011

The State Government of Victoria's Department of Primary Industries (DPI) wants veterinary practitioners to submit samples from horses displaying unexplained clinical signs of nervous system disease, as DPI is investigating a number of cases of ... Read More

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Neurologic Examination of Horses in the Field (AAEP 2010)

March 02, 2011

What does a veterinarian look for when evaluating a horse for neurologic disease? Hint: The neurologic exam starts with simple field tests, not sophisticated imaging equipment. "Each clinician has his or her own method of performing a neurologic exam... Read More