Medications

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Pain Management in Horses

August 30, 2011

How can you tell if your horse is in pain, and what's the best way to manage that pain? What shouldn't you do?... Read More

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Equine Veterinarians Most Likely to Contract MRSA

August 13, 2011

Equine veterinarians are 23 times more likely to contract antibiotic-resistant bacteria than horse owners.... Read More

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

July 21, 2011

Have you ever wondered how antimicrobial susceptibility testing works? Erdal Erol, DVM, MSc, PhD, of the Gluck... Read More

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Enteric Bacteria: Can Healthy Horses be Carriers?

July 11, 2011

Could a healthy horse in one's own backyard be a disease risk for other horses?... Read More

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Beta-Agonist Drugs: Effect on Respiratory Function in Horses

July 06, 2011

Horses in intense exercise, such as racing or three-day eventing, need full lung capacity to perform to the to... Read More

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Iowa Man Charged in Horse Hair Thefts

July 06, 2011

An Iowa man is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly cutting the tails and manes off horses residing on... Read More

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Antibiotic Resistance in Horses: Is There a Problem?

July 04, 2011

Antimicrobial resistance is taking its toll on horses worldwide.... Read More

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Compounded Horse Medications: Legal and Ethical Issues

June 01, 2011

Compounded or customized medications are important in horse care, but aren't always of high quality or legal.... Read More

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KEDRC Involved in Race-Day Medication Issue

May 27, 2011

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC), citing its statutory mission, will be involved in the horse... Read More

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New Antibiotic Susceptibility Method Available Through UKVDL

May 26, 2011

The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) recently announced the availability of a ... Read More

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FEI Announces Detection Time for Meloxicam

May 12, 2011

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced detection times for meloxicam (Metacam), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve pain and inflammation in the equine athlete.
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Ointments Help Horses with Bug Bite Hypersensitivity

April 06, 2011

Regular application of a topical ointment might help horses suffering from insect bite hypersensitivity.... Read More

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Horse Sedation with an Oral Gel (AAEP 2010)

March 24, 2011

A study showed that oral detomidine gel successfully sedated horses for routine procedures.... Read More

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Pain Management Options for Horses

March 23, 2011

Methods of managing pain in horses range from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and opioids to alpha-2 agonists and ketamine, among others. Over the years, experience and research have helped veterinarians determine which of these are most ... Read More

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Side Effects of Sedative Reversal Agents in Horses (AAEP 2010)

March 21, 2011

The idea of being able to "unsedate" or "reverse" a sedated horse after minor procedures is a great one, but veterinarians must select their cases carefully and be vigilant about using these drugs properly. ... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... 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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Drugs and Anesthesia

March 17, 2011

Pain medication delivery, sedatives, anesthesia support, and anti-inflammatory drug safety discussed.... Read More

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Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

Horse respiratory issues discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention included PCR testing for specific diseases.... Read More

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Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia

March 17, 2011

Rhodococcus equi causes pneumonia in foals that are generally between the ages of 3 weeks and 5 months. ... Read More

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Piroplasmosis, Guttural Pouch Infection, Miscellaneous Topics

March 17, 2011

Topics at the 2010 AAEP Convention included piroplasmosis in horses and guttural pouch infection in foals.... Read More

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Treating Severe Forelimb Pain With a Continuous Nerve Blockade (AAEP 2010)

March 16, 2011

Veterinarians can reduce a horse's severe forelimb pain by administering a continuous, low-dose infusion of the local anesthetic bupivacaine, but this method is not suitable for every case, according to researchers from Cornell University's College ... Read More

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Antimicrobial-Associated Diarrhea in Equine Referral Practices (AAEP 2010)

March 12, 2011

Veterinarians commonly treat many equine infections with antimicrobial drugs to achieve resolution. However, in some cases, the antimicrobials themselves induce gastrointestinal disturbances with subsequent diarrhea. "This unfortunate side effect of ... Read More

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Comparing Bute and Firocoxib Safety (AAEP 2010)

March 10, 2011

The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) firocoxib had fewer side effects than phenylbutazone in horses after 42 days of treatment, according to scientists from Merial Limited who presented comparative research results at the 2010 Convention ... Read More