Heart & Cardiovascular Problems


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


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


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


Equine Collapse Reviewed

July 17, 2013

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


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


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


California Sees Rise in Horse Deaths due to Cardiac Failure

April 11, 2013

California racing saw a sharp increase last year in the number of fatalities due to cardiac failures.... Read More


Concerning Collapse

February 05, 2013

My horse collapsed at a show, but had normal vitals upon standing. Now she's lethargic. What could be wrong?... Read More


Commentary: The Evolution of Equine Disease Quarterly

January 19, 2013

Dr. Roberta Dwyer shares thoughts on the evolution of the publication produced by UK and Lloyd's of London.... Read More


Aortic Rupture Suspected in Olympic Show Jumper's Death

January 17, 2013

Show jumper Wonderboy III likely died from a cardiac condition leading to aortic rupture, his owner says.... Read More


12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More


WSU Lecture: Assessing Equine Heart Murmur Significance

October 21, 2012

Veterinarians can earn 1 CE hour for attending the Nov. 6 webinar.... Read More


Cardiorespiratory Causes of Poor Equine Performance

August 17, 2012

In order for a horse to reach his athletic potential, his cardiorespiratory system must function properly.... Read More


Elite, Non-Elite Endurance Horse Hearts Compared

July 22, 2012

Elite endurance horses had fewer cardiac abnormalities and different cardiac dimensions than non-elite horses.... Read More


Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More


Effects of Food Deprivation on Horses' Cardiac Function

May 04, 2012

Research finds withholding a horse's feed reduced heart rate and increased atrioventricular block frequency.... Read More


Heart Problems Claim Thoroughbred Stallion Dynaformer

April 30, 2012

Dynaformer was pensioned after suffering an aortic valve rupture the afternoon of April 14 while in his stall.... Read More


Not all Equine Heart Abnormalities are Abnormal

December 20, 2011

While some equine heart problems can be life- or career-threatening others typically don't impact performance.... Read More


Heart Rate's Effect on Equine Performance

November 27, 2011

A research team found that in young horses, as heart rate increased performance quality decreased.... Read More


Lecture on Causes of Collapse in the Horse Scheduled

November 15, 2011

On Dec. 6, the New Bolton Center will present "The Collapsing Horse: When it's the Heart and When it's Not."... Read More

Hickstead and Eric Lamaze en route to a Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.


Acute Aortic Rupture Blamed for Hickstead's Death

November 09, 2011

An acute aortic rupture caused show jumping champion Hickstead's death during a Nov. 6 competition in Italy. ... Read More


Hickstead's Death Remains Under Investigation

November 08, 2011

The sudden death of show jumping champion mount Hickstead could have been caused by a number of factors.... Read More


Awad, Millionaire Thoroughbred Racehorse, Dead at 21

July 25, 2011

Millionaire and four-time grade I winner Awad died July 23 at Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky. The 21-year-old ... Read More


Equine Charity Donation Supports Horse Health at WCVM

April 18, 2011

A $20,000 donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) to support horse health at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus has been doubled by a matching gift program, bringing the total gift ... Read More


Causes of Sudden Death in Racehorses Examined

April 03, 2011

Exercise-related sudden deaths in racehorses are uncommon and "poorly understood," noted study researchers.... Read More