Working With a Veterinarian

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Neuroaxonal Dystrophy in Horses

December 24, 2010

Neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD) is a degenerative central nervous system disease of horses, humans, and other animals. Horses affected with NAD usually appear dull or depressed with weakness and mild to severe gait abnormalities (ataxia) that affect all ... Read More

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Surgical Methods for Angular Limb Deformities Assessed (AAEP 2010)

December 23, 2010

Angular limb deformities (ALDs) of the carpus (knee) are a common problem in foals and yearlings, and researchers have narrowed the surgical treatment options down to the two that present the best results. Eric R. Carlson, DVM, an equine surgery ... Read More

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Large and Small Animal Veterinarians Work Together to Save Foal

December 20, 2010

When a Quarter Horse colt born with a severely deformed right hind limb arrived at the University of Florida's Large Animal Hospital last May, equine veterinarians recognized that traditional methods used for straightening abnormal legs in foals... Read More

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10 Steps for Successful Live Cover

December 01, 2010

Promote safe and successful live cover breeding with careful preparation and attention to safety.... Read More

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Agrosecurity, You, and Your Horses

November 30, 2010

Discussion of threats to U.S. agrosecurity (security of agriculture industries) and ways to protect ourselves.... Read More

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How to Take Your Horse's Vital Signs

November 23, 2010

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Endometritis in Horses Explained

November 01, 2010

Often, the only clinical sign of endometritis is not what you do see but what you don't see: a pregnancy. Endometritis is a major cause of female infertility, affecting up to 15% of broodmares. But because it frequently lacks clear clinical signs... Read More

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New Gelding Trouble

October 01, 2010

Sue McDonnel, PhD, tells us how to deal with a new gelding who won't take orders.... Read More

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Stringhalt in Horses

October 01, 2010

Stringhalt seems to make horses yank their legs up and halt them there momentarily before taking their next step. This is the outward sign of neurologic disease, sometimes caused by toxicity, sometimes of unknown origin.... Read More

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Venipuncture vs. IVC: Samples Similar No Matter How You Stick It

September 13, 2010

We've seen them before--hospitalized equine patients made anxious, even fractious, by the drawing of multiple blood samples via direct venipuncture. But here's good news for veterinarians and nursing staff who dislike using t... Read More

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Waiting for the Veterinarian

September 01, 2010

Tips on how to help your sick or injured horse until the veterinarian arrives. ... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis for Horses

September 01, 2010

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery... Read More

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Coronary Band Injuries in Horses

September 01, 2010

Horses are likely to sustain coronary band and hoof wall injuries at one time or another. These injuries can carry long-term performance and soundness consequences.... Read More

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Owners Best at Assessing Own Horse's Airway Disease Changes

August 27, 2010

Researchers found that owners are best at assessing chronic respiratory disease changes in horses.... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: Is My Horse Sick? How Sick?

August 24, 2010

Being familiar with your horse's normal resting temperature, pulse, and respiration rates (TPR) help you recognize when things are abnormal. The TPR vitals help you determine "how abnormal." Remember, vitals taken after the horse has been worked... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: The Lungs

August 07, 2010

Because can't tell a horse to "take a deep breath," listening to his lungs requires the following techniques.... Read More

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How To Become A Farrier

August 01, 2010

Schools and continuing education courses are designed to help farriers get their shoeing businesses launched.... Read More

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Brushing Up on Thrush in Horses

August 01, 2010

Thrush is an anaerobic bacterial infection that slowly eats away at the horse's hoof tissue. ... Read More

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White Line Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Despite its name, white line disease does not actually affect the true "white line" of the hoof. ... Read More

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Feeding the Starved Horse

June 01, 2010

When dealing with a starved horse, how should you feed him? How much, how often, and what type of feed will bring the horse back to good health without causing more problems? The starved horse is in a most delicate health predicament... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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Be Prepared for First Aid and Equine Emergencies

May 08, 2010

Although it is the most basic form of health care, horse owners should be aware that horses need first aid care just as much as people do, if not more. There are many situations that a horse owner might run into, such as soft tissue injuries ... Read More

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Horse Wounds 101 (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

May 01, 2010

With increased activity all horses are at a higher risk of sustaining traumatic lacerations or other wound types. Some might appear more serious than others. Often the wound might be hours, days, or even weeks old before it is observed.... Read More

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Equine Antibiotics: What They Are, How They Work, and Resistance

May 01, 2010

Daily, humans wage chemical warfare against an overwhelming population--bacteria. The arsenal of our chemical warfare relies on a mighty weapon--antimicrobial drugs (AMD). Of these substances, antibiotics have been a formidable weapon... Read More

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Equine First Aid: Knowing Normal from Abnormal (Book Excerpt)

April 07, 2010

For horse owners and others who care for horses, recognizing the differences between what is normal and what is abnormal about them forms the basic foundation for good animal husbandry and veterinary medicine. Using your powers of observation c... Read More