Veterinary Practice

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Cancer in Horses

January 07, 2017

New methods to facilitate cancer diagnosis in horses as early, simply, and accurately as possible are needed.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries of the Western Performance Horse's Foot

January 01, 2017

Veterinarians discuss how they diagnose and treat injuries to the collateral ligament, DDFT, navicular bursa, and more.... Read More

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When, Where, and How Much Frozen-Thawed Semen is Best?

December 31, 2016

Mares had higher pregnancy rates per cycle as sperm numbers and number of inseminations per cycle increased.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Back to Basics: Dental Anatomy

December 30, 2016

Your horse's teeth play a key role in keeping him healthy. Here's what to know about their structure and function.... Read More

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What's Behind a Horse of a Different Color?

December 29, 2016

Gene variations in individual horses can result in an unexpected color for a certain breed or mating.... Read More

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Foaling Tendencies and Dystocia Rates in New Zealand

December 25, 2016

Foal size (and, indirectly, sex) appear to contribute to dystocia, especially among mares in New Zealand.... Read More

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Which Biomarkers Best Predict Late-Term Pregnancy Loss?

December 24, 2016

Scientists tested whether estradiol-17B, progesterone, alpha fetoprotein, and/or serum amyloid A could predict abortion.... Read More

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Researchers Review Types of Tumors Found in Donkeys

December 23, 2016

Donkeys are commonly diagnosed with sarcoids. Other common horse tumors, however, are not prevalent in donkeys.... Read More

Posterior uveitis is first evident as a cloudy green vitreous (a jellylike substance behind the lens, seen in this smartphone video screen capture), and the veterinarian will not see the definition of the normal retinal anatomy.

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Shedding Light on Posterior Uveitis

December 22, 2016

This vision-threatening condition often doesn't become clinically apparent until late in the progression of the disease.... Read More

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Researchers Validate New Equine Drug-Testing Method

December 21, 2016

Scientists in Hong Kong validated a "dilute-and-shoot" test that can check for more than 40 difficult-to-detect drugs.... Read More

A bony specimen of the scapula showing a supraglenoid tubercle fracture.

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New Surgical Technique for Fixing Equine Shoulder Fractures

December 14, 2016

Complications are common with traditional repair, so researchers tested a plate designed for human geriatric patients. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Visits From the Vet

December 13, 2016

Of the 682 respondents, 221 (32%) said their veterinarians see their horses twice a year. ... Read More

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Scientists Study Body Lean in Sound Horses

December 13, 2016

Young horses leaned more than older ones with better musculoskeletal strength and coordination, scientists say.... Read More

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Impact of Dosage and Diet on Omeprazole Efficacy

December 11, 2016

A brief period of fasting prior to omeprazole administration could help maximize drug absorption and, thus, efficacy.... Read More

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Vaccination to Control Equine Influenza During an Outbreak

December 09, 2016

Equine influenza vaccination strategies evaluated in one study reduced new flu infections on average by 60%.... Read More

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Where We Stand With Shivers

December 09, 2016

Learn the latest about this puzzling neuromuscular disease. ... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 4: The Abnormal Horse Hoof

December 07, 2016

Hoof care experts discuss common equine foot issues, including club feet, underrun heels, and mismatched feet.... Read More

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Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

December 05, 2016

Longer vaccination dosage intervals were more likely to leave gaps in horses' immunity than shorter ones.... Read More

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Researchers Test Strangles Treatment

December 03, 2016

How do cheesecake, gelatin, and penicillin relate to a treatment for strangles? Dr. Anna Kendall explains.... Read More

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Scientists Find Gene Behind Equine Sex Development Disorder

December 01, 2016

Androgen receptor gene mutations can make a male fetus develop as a structurally sound filly, at least on the outside.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

November 29, 2016

Researchers hope to track the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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When Corneal Ulcers Get Complicated

November 29, 2016

A seemingly minor ulcer can lead to the loss of vision or the eye itself if complications arise. Here's what to know.... Read More