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Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

April 24, 2017

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.... Read More

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How to Manage Persistent Post-Mating-Induced Endometritis

April 19, 2017

Persistent uterine lining inflammation in horses can lead to lower pregnancy rates and increased early embryonic losses.... Read More

Researchers confirmed that neck CT can be performed in large adult horses to help  diagnose cervical lesions and guide treatment.

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CT for Imaging Neck Lesions: Not Just for Small Horses

April 17, 2017

A custom-designed equine CT table and a commercial Big Bore scanner make it possible to image neck lesions in horses.... Read More

A lab technician scrapes follicles off the ovary of a deceased mare before performing ICSI.

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Collecting Ovaries From Deceased Mares for Embryo Production

April 16, 2017

Traditionally when a mare died, her gene pool often went with her. This isn't always the case these days, however.... Read More

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Weanling Stifle Abnormalities Can Improve by Yearling Year

April 15, 2017

Researchers found that many radiographic abnormalities resolve by the time weanlings return to the auction as yearlings.... Read More

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How Veterinarians Assess Horses With Acute Colic

April 14, 2017

A complete, thorough, and timely workup of the horse has the greatest effect on successfully treating colic.... Read More

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Tips for Providing Veterinary Care for Foals in the Field

April 12, 2017

Neonatal medicine is an important area of equine practice, because time is of the essence when youngsters are sick.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Mammary Gland Secretion pH Could Predict Foaling

April 11, 2017

Prefoaling secretions have a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 which decreases to 6.5 or lower as foaling approaches, researchers found.... Read More

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How MRI Helps Manage Hock, Suspensory Ligament Injuries

April 10, 2017

Vets can use MRI to help diagnose injuries, select treatments, monitor healing progress, and determine prognosis.... Read More

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Your Sick Horse Might Need Fluids. Here's Why

April 08, 2017

Enteral and/or intravenous fluid administration can be a crucial part of supporting sick foals and horses.... Read More

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Do Radiographs Change as Weanlings Grow to Yearlings?

April 05, 2017

Many of the abnormalities researchers evaluated in weanling X rays improve by the time the horse was a yearling.... Read More

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Using Endocrine Therapy to Manage Subfertile Mares

April 04, 2017

Reproductive endocrinology influenced by the horse's overall health and well-being. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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How to Manage Four Equine Respiratory Emergencies

April 03, 2017

Find tips on handling bacterial pleuropneumonia, pneumothorax and hemothorax, rib fractures, and ARDS in foals.... Read More

Your veterinarian will help create a vaccination plan to keep your horse's immune system strong. What's right for your horse depends on his age, health history, and exposure to other animals, as well as your location.

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Fixing Treatment Aversion in Horses

April 02, 2017

An equine behaviorist offers tips on managing potentially stressful situations to which horses might react adversely.... Read More

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Reining In Equine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

April 01, 2017

Controlling disease spread can be challenging. A veterinarian offers tips on how to react if your farm becomes infected.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Biaxial Proximal Sesamoid Fractures

March 29, 2017

Preliminary results suggest risk factors include fewer high-speed workouts and a drop in racing class, among others.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Managing 'Broken' Horses in Emergency Situations

March 28, 2017

Sedation and bandaging can help buy time for a thorough exam and to make a thoughtful decision about the horse's future.... Read More

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Elevated SAA Can Help Diagnose Septic Arthritis in Horses

March 22, 2017

Findings suggest blood serum SAA levels could be an earlier indicator of joint infection than synovial fluid SAA levels.... Read More

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Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals

March 21, 2017

In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.... Read More

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Lessons Learned From Recent Equine Disease Outbreaks

March 19, 2017

Cases of CEM, EHV-1, and more have taught officials how to best prevent and respond to outbreaks.... Read More

This stained blastocyst (a very early stage embryo) was produced by ICSI and in vitro culture.

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Three Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Subfertile Mares

March 17, 2017

Vets can use intracytoplasmic sperm injection, oocyte transfer, and cloning to help subfertile mares produce foals.... Read More

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Acetaminophen Could Relieve Laminitis Pain

March 15, 2017

In one trial, oral acetaminophen was comparable to flunixin meglumine at relieving hoof pain. ... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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What To Do About the Itchy Horse

March 13, 2017

Managing itchy horses can be a perplexing and frustrating challenge. Veterinarians share ideas on how to help.... Read More

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Evaluating Neonatal Foals and Post-Partum Mares at Foal-Heat

March 12, 2017

Have a vet ensure your foal is developing well and your mare is ready for her next mating at her foal heat.... Read More