Veterinary Practice

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2017 AAEP Convention

November 20, 2017

Top tweets and take-homes from sessions on biosecurity, ethics, handling rank horses in the field, and more! ... Read More

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Saturday's Top Tweets from the 2017 AAEP Convention

November 20, 2017

Top tweets from the opening session of the 2017 AAEP Convention in San Antonio.... Read More

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Are You Riding a Lame Horse?

November 20, 2017

Nearly 75% of horses in a recent study had significant motion asymmetry, but were sound according to their owners.... Read More

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Avoiding Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitalized Horses

November 18, 2017

Resistant infections were most common in horses coming out of surgery and that have had previous antibiotic treatment.... Read More

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EIA: What's the Big Deal?

November 17, 2017

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases.... Read More

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Freezing Equine Embryos is Getting More Practical

November 17, 2017

Study results revealed promising pregnancy rates with embryos that weren't frozen in a laboratory but in a barn.... Read More

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Technology Connecting Veterinarians, Clients

November 16, 2017

Telemedicine is growing in popularity among veterinarians and clients, but it doesn't come without risks.... Read More

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Study Confirms Common Shoeing Interval Benefits Horses

November 15, 2017

The traditional four- to six-week interval aligns perfectly with what's going on physiologically in the horse's hoof.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Benefits of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn the newest information about shock wave therapy for helping horses heal.... Read More

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Blood Test Misses Mark for Diagnosing Equine Gastric Ulcers

November 12, 2017

Still, the researchers say they hope continued research on the topic will make equine gastric ulcers easier to diagnose.... Read More

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Does Spirulina Benefit Horses With EMS?

November 11, 2017

Compared to a control diet Spirulina supplementation led to weight loss and reduced fasting insulin levels.... Read More

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How Common is Laminitis in Australian Horses?

November 07, 2017

Researchers found a similar prevalence of laminitis in Australian horses and ponies as in America and Europe.... Read More

The fecal sample on the left is from a healthy horse, while the one on the right comes from a horse with acute colitis. (Graness, Swidsinski, Schusser: Equine fecal bacterial microbiota. University of Leipzig, Charite’ Humboldt University, Germany; Poster, Colic Research Symposium, Lexington, 2017).

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Equine Gut Microbiota Research Update

November 04, 2017

Learn about the innerworkings of horses' digestive tracts and how the bacteria that reside there impact health.... Read More

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Heritable Heart Traits Can Help Endurance Horses Succeed

November 01, 2017

An "athletic" heart is a heritable characteristic that's favorable good endurance performance, researchers confirmed.... Read More

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Study: Gene Therapy can Help Reduce Equine Lameness

October 31, 2017

Study horses returned to full health after tendon and ligament injuries and treatment without adverse side effects.... Read More

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Aloe Vera vs. Omeprazole for Equine Gastric Ulcer Treatment

October 31, 2017

While aloe vera appeared to have some benefits, researchers say omeprazole remains the treatment of choice.... Read More

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The Science Behind the Equine 'Biological Passport'

October 30, 2017

Horses' RNA could contain clues about even the sneakiest substance abuse cases, researchers have learned.... Read More

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Does 'Performance Dentistry' Improve Horse Rideability?

October 29, 2017

Dentistry--including balanced alignment of the teeth and jaws--is an important part of good horse health and welfare.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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Most Riding Horse Fractures Result From Pasture Accidents

October 25, 2017

The most common fracture sites in competition and leisure horses were the medial splint bone and the head.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Colic Surgery Incision Failure Studied

October 24, 2017

This rare, but potentially catastrophic, complication occurs in less than 1% of colic surgery patients.... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.

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Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

October 20, 2017

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More

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The End of the Gray Horse Scourge?

October 19, 2017

A look at equine melanoma and the current state of vaccine research and development.... Read More

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Equine Rehab Therapies: How Do They Work?

October 18, 2017

A look at noninvasive high-tech therapies--from lasers to ceramic-thread blankets--and how they might help horses heal.... Read More