Heart & Cardiovascular Problems

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When the Heart of a Champion Gives Out

January 18, 2016

Researchers are trying to determine why healthy equine athletes suffer sudden death and if there's a way to prevent it.... Read More

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Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More

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NYSGC to Screen Racehorses for Heart Issues

November 09, 2015

The commission hopes a smartphone-based ECG device could help reduce risk of sudden death of racehorses.... Read More

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Cardiac Recovery Time in Endurance Horses Evaluated

November 03, 2015

Veterinarians and riders should consider cardiac recovery times of more than 13 minutes as a warning sign of a problem.... Read More

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Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More

Kelly Layne hugs Udon P at the end of a Grand Prix freestyle test performed at Dressage at Devon horse show in Devon, Pennsylvania in September 2014.

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Grand Prix Horse Recovers from Heart Condition

October 08, 2015

International dressage horse Udon P is back in the ring after a successful heart treatment at the University of Florida.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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Hypovolemic Shock

February 09, 2015

Here's what you need to know about hypovolemic shock related to blood loss or trauma in horses.... Read More

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Studying Exercising Arrhythmias in Sport Horses

February 05, 2015

Researchers at the University of Bern are studying cardiac adaptations to training in eventing and endurance horses.... Read More

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Prepurchase Exams Can Reveal Cardiac Problems

December 31, 2014

Learn about the cardiac abnormality one veterinarian identified during a prepurchase exam and if it was a deal breaker.... Read More

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Does Your Sport Horse Have a Huge Heart? He Might!

November 11, 2014

Often called the "athlete's heart," an enlarged heart in a horse is frequently accompanied by murmurs and arrhythmias.... Read More

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Heart of the Matter

October 22, 2014

Take a look at the remarkable equine heart and what can go wrong with it.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Veterinarian: Always Assess Equine Heart Murmurs

June 01, 2014

Assess the impact any heart murmur has on athletic performance or on rider and animal safety.... Read More

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How to Check Your Horse's Pulse

April 03, 2014

Dr. Tom Casselberry, of Fairfield Calif., demonstrates how to check your horse's pulse. ... Read More

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British Olympic Eventer Retired due to Cardiac Condition

February 17, 2014

Miners Frolic, a 16-year-old, 17-hand Thoroughbred gelding, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.... Read More

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When to Worry about an Equine Cardiac Murmur

December 30, 2013

Learn about heart murmurs in horses, how to hear them, and their potential risks.... Read More

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USEA Launches Equine Research Initiative

December 17, 2013

The USEA will make a $1.00 dollar per starter assessment to fund research that benefits sport horses.... Read More

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Blind Dressage Horse Valiant in Critical Condition

November 15, 2013

Blind dressage horse Valiant is in critical condition with endocarditis, his owner told The Horse.... Read More

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Researchers Develop Equine Field Ventilation System

September 29, 2013

Anesthesiologists have developed a simple and inexpensive device for equine ventilation in a field emergency.... Read More

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UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Adds Cardiologist

August 15, 2013

Joshua Stern, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, will be working on large animals at UC Davis.... Read More

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Equine Collapse Reviewed

July 17, 2013

Equine collapse frequently presents a diagnostic challenge for veterinarians, and many cases go unsolved.... Read More

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Eventing Gold Medalist King Artus Dies at Competition

May 22, 2013

The 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding collapsed at the end of a cross-country course May 18 in Germany. ... Read More

The photo on the left shows the outside of a horse’s heart. The photo on the right shows the inside. Ao=aorta; PA=pulmonary artery; LA=left atrium; LV=left ventricle; RV=right ventricle; VM=mitral valve; AoV=aortic valve

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The Equine Heart: Power Plant Unequaled

April 29, 2013

Learn about the equine heart and some conditions most often encountered by equine cardiologists.... Read More