Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Study: Oxytocin Does Not Cause Cardiac Changes in Mares

September 23, 2017

This is good news, researchers say, since oxytocin infusion is the best treatment for retained placenta in mares.... Read More

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Equine Hoof Care: The Flourishing Frog

September 20, 2017

The horse's frog is a highly adaptable structure that's crucial to hoof health. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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New Navicular Bursa Injection Technique Validated

September 20, 2017

The ultrasound-guided technique allowed vets to see the needle enter the navicular bursa without hoof-wall interference.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Saturday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 18, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Saturday's educational sessions on equine dentistry, ultrasound, hoof care, and more.... Read More

With the feeder on, ponies walked for almost two hours twice daily, traveling an average of 3.7 times more than when they did not use the dynamic feeder.

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Study: Fat Ponies Will Work for Food

September 18, 2017

Researchers found that some ponies are willing to exercise themselves ... as long as there's food involved.... Read More

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EVJ Calls for More Broodmare Reproduction Research

September 17, 2017

Equine reproduction is an important segment of equine veterinary medicine both in practical and commercial capacities.... Read More

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Researchers Use GPS to Study Mare and Foal Movement

September 17, 2017

Scientists examined how the pairs' spatial distance evolve between each other, as well as between other herd members.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

Artificial light in stables or barns is commonly used to further advance the breeding season in mares. This mare is wearing an individual light mask, which enables her to remain outside, potentially improving welfare and reducing management costs.

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British Vets Hope to Expand Equine Reproduction Research

September 15, 2017

An equine reproduction specialist shares tips for breeders to help them make the most of the latest research.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Counseling Services Have Positive Impact

September 15, 2017

Owners of horses with medical problems reported "good" results following nutritional consultation in 92% cases.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Thursday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 14, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Day 1 educational sessions at the 2017 British Equine Veterinary Association Congress.... Read More

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Are Horses Self-Aware?

September 13, 2017

Italian researchers used the mirror self-recognition test on horses. Here's a look at the results.... Read More

This horse's ears are pointing back, a potential sign of compromised welfare
In this study, horses were deemed to be in states of chronically compromised welfare when three of the four following signs were observed: ears cocked back more than half the time, vertebral problems, anemia, and an abnormally high neutrophil count.

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Researchers Study Indicator of Chronic Stress in Horses

September 13, 2017

Horses showing signs of compromised welfare had low cortisol levels, indicating it could be a chronic stress indicator.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Equine Veterinary and Farrier Visits

September 13, 2017

Veterinarians and farriers often have busy schedules. Here are some tips to help expedite their visits when they arrive.... Read More

Dr. Bruce Kornreich placed 3-foot long catheter tipped with electrodes into On-Star's right atrium, while a second catheter continued down into the right ventricle and up into the pulmonary artery.

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Cornell Cardiologists Calm Horses' Fluttering Hearts

September 12, 2017

When other atrial fibrillation treatments fail transvenous electrical cardioversion could restore a normal heartbeat.... Read More

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Stifling the Pain in Horses

September 12, 2017

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Feeding the Evacuated Horse

September 10, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert shares tips for feeding horses during natural disasters. ... Read More

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2018 WEVA Congress Approaching

September 09, 2017

The 2018 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress will take place April 21-23 in Beijing, China. ... Read More

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Scientists Study How Hard Horses Kick

September 09, 2017

Knowing those forces could pave the way for safer stables and interactions with (and between) horses, researchers say.... Read More

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Scientists Test New Equine Small Strongyle Control Method

September 08, 2017

Researchers are studying sainfoin, a plant containing tannins, which have anthelmintic effects on ruminant parasites.... Read More

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Horse Hoof Pads: What Are They Good For?

September 06, 2017

Sometimes horses need a little extra support or protection. Find out how hoof pads can help.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

September 05, 2017

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches.... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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Could Overweight Equids Benefit From Teff Hay?

September 01, 2017

Horses voluntarily reduced their hay intake (and, thus, calorie consumption) when offered teff compared to ryegrass.... Read More

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Bits and Breathing: What's the Relationship?

August 30, 2017

Mouth-gaping caused by bit pain could make it difficult for horses to breath, researchers say.... Read More