Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 19, 2017

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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A Beer for Our Horses

September 18, 2017

With Oktoberfest in full swing, we started to wonder: Is the racetrack tradition of giving horses beer a good idea?... 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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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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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

September 13, 2017

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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What Shape are My Horse's Feet In?

September 12, 2017

Even horses with less-than-ideal feet can lead sound and productive careers.... 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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Life After Laminitis

September 07, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you manage him after the worst is over.... Read More

When you look at the hoof as the horse stands, you are seeing the hoof wall. If you pick up the hoof to look at the bottom, you will see the sole, frog, sulci, heels and bar.

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Trail Horse Hoof Care

September 05, 2017

Learn about the best trimming and shoeing practices to ensure your horse stays sound while traveling the trails.... Read More

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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 03, 2017

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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Can a Horse's Leg 'Fall Asleep'?

August 31, 2017

What might cause a horse to scratch or drag a leg while he's lying down? ... 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

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Scientists Work to Measure Equine Back Pain Objectively

August 30, 2017

Objective measurements can lead to more targeted therapy and provide a basis for comparison as the horse improves.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Equine Lameness Concerns

August 29, 2017

Of the 755 respondents, 209 (28%) said foot-related lameness is their biggest equine lameness concern.... Read More

Veterinarians insert tubes into bite victims' nostrils to maintain air flow, as Dr. Barbara T. Page did for this patient.

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Rattlesnake Bite Recourse in Horses

August 29, 2017

One veterinarian describes how she handles these dangerous bites in horses. ... Read More

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

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The Probiotic and Prebiotic Puzzle

August 28, 2017

Here's what we know and don't know about these equine digestive health products. ... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

August 27, 2017

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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Short-, Long-Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms Studied

August 23, 2017

There were no musculoskeletal differences between treatment and control horses, but there were behavioral differences.... Read More

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Inclines, Declines, and Horse Energy Exertion

August 20, 2017

Horses' oxygen consumption and cardiac output decreased by an average of 24% and 9%, respectively, when going downhill.... Read More

Colicking horses often have slow capillary refill time and white gums, which is a sign of shock.

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SIRS Scoring System Useful in Assessing Equine Emergencies

August 19, 2017

A recently developed scoring system can help veterinarians make treatment recommendations, researchers say.... Read More

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Senior Horse Respiratory Health

August 17, 2017

While every horse needs quality air to breathe, senior horses are particularly at risk for respiratory diseases.... Read More

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Does Equine Lameness Need to be Redefined?

August 15, 2017

Researchers say "lameness" should be redefined to reflect new digital assessment techniques to detect gait asymmetries.... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More

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Saratoga Race Meet Marred by Horse Deaths

August 08, 2017

Eleven horses have died in racing or training at Saratoga Race Course since the start of the year.... Read More