Marie Rosenthal, MS

Articles by Marie Rosenthal

Finding a Farrier

Use these six tips to seek out a horseshoer who will keep your steed sound. Read More

What's Up with Wobblers?

Wobbler syndrome is no longer a death sentence for horses if detected and managed early. Read More

Study: MRI Beneficial for Diagnosing Some Leg Lamenesses

MRIs picked up a wider range of abnormalities in some lame horses than did X rays or ultrasounds. Read More

Breeding Basics: The Mare's Reproductive Cycle

Christine Aurich, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR, composed a comprehensive report about mares' reproductive cycles. Read More

Do Whips Encourage Racehorses to Run Faster?

Researchers found that using a whip on a racehorse does not necessarily encourage him to run faster. Read More

Paraneoplastic Signs: First Indicators of Cancer in Horses?

Paraneoplastic manifestations are often the first clue a horse has developed an internal form of cancer. Read More

Hepatic Lipidosis in Horses

Hepatic lipidosis (fat deposits in the liver) proves fatal for 40% and 80% of affected ponies and horses. Read More

Salmonella and Colitis in Horses

Salmonellosis and colitis often occur in tandem in horses, but can be detected independently as well. Read More

Biosecurity for Hospitals and Horse Farms

When a horse is sick, good biosecurity could mean the difference between an isolated infection and an epidemic Read More

Are High-Speed Treadmills Safe for Horses?

Researchers determined that few injuries occur to horses during treadmill exercise. Read More

Supporting Limb Laminitis: Prevention is the Best Treatment

Supporting limb laminitis is a sometimes fatal condition that develops as the result of another injury. Read More

Equine Veterinarians Most Likely to Contract MRSA

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

Taking the Stress out of Vet Visits

What can vets and owners do to make veterinary visits less stressful for the horses and people involved? Read More

Study: ECGs for Maternal and Fetal Heart Rate Evaluations

In the last two months of a high-risk pregnancy, this technique can help determine whether the unborn foal is healthy. Read More

Calcium and Phosphorus Ratios in Equine Diets

Ensuring your horse maintains a balanced calcium and phosphorus ratio in his diet is critical, as horses with Read More

Magnesium Supplementation: Is It Necessary?

Science has shown us that horses require magnesium to keep their bodies functioning properly, so should owners Read More

Keep Horses Calm with Desensitization Training

According to a recent study, doing some at-home preparations could aid horses in staying calm when faced with Read More

Harness Racing's Effect on Fertility

According to the results of a new study, it's unlikely that racing has an effect (either positive or negative) Read More

Squelching Drug Resistance in Parasites

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

Researcher: Breed and Housing Impact Riding Horses' Temperaments

Finding great riding school horses is a perpetual challenge for instructors. There isn't a formula for selecting the ideal school horse--sometimes the perfect mount just comes along, and other times management methods dictate whether a school horse Read More

Building Muscle Mass: Researchers Study Protein's Role

Researchers are always working to better understand the equine body and how it functions. Case in point: A team of researchers from the Virginia Tech Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center recently completed an index study on a Read More

Navicular Disease: Possible New Treatment Option from Human Medicine

In certain cases of navicular disease, drilling a hole into the navicular bone--a procedure called core decompression that's commonly used to treat human osteonecrosis (bone death caused by poor blood supply to the area)--might provide a new Read More

New Technology for Diagnosing Keratitis in the Equine Eye

A technology commonly used in human medicine would provide veterinarians with a quick, noninvasive alternative for diagnosing fungal keratitis in the equine eye, according to a researcher from Cornell University. Equine fungal keratitis is a common Read More

Battling Boredom: Study Proves Food-Related Items Most Successful

The researchers observed that whether alone or in groups, the enrichment items horses liked best involved food Read More

Equine Humerus Fractures: Conservative Treatment Can Be Successful

Horses with fractures restricted to the deltoid tuberosity on the humerus (a bony structure located near the midsection of the humerus, the bone located between the shoulder and elbow joints) can have an excellent prognosis if treated with Read More