Veterinary Practice

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Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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Surgical Technique Effective for Treating Corneal Edema

May 23, 2016

Treated horses had less corneal fluid swelling than before, did not develop any corneal ulcers, and retained vision.... Read More

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Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More

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Do Domestic Mares Abort Fetuses to Protect Them? Maybe

May 21, 2016

Researchers determined that pregnant mares can abort their fetuses as a stress response to prevent future infanticide.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More

A stem cell injection using regional limb perfusion.

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Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

May 17, 2016

Veterinarians share their thoughts on stem cells, IRAP, and platelet-rich plasma.... Read More

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Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

May 15, 2016

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares.... Read More

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Can a Smartphone Help Diagnose Subtle Lamenesses?

May 11, 2016

Gait analysis applications on a smartphone can give reliable data to help detect hind limb lameness issues in horses.... Read More

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Spotting the Problem Patient

May 11, 2016

The key is understanding a horse's arousal, or alertness, level.... Read More

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Could SAA Testing Reveal Specific Injuries in Racehorses?

May 10, 2016

Soft tissue damage resulted in a larger increase in SAA levels than bone and joint injuries, researchers found.... Read More

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Could Air-Dried Semen Produce Equine Embryos?

May 08, 2016

Researchers determined that air-dried sperm can be kept for up to four weeks before being used to produce an embryo.... Read More

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DDFT Injury, MRI, and Medical Treatments

May 06, 2016

An accurate diagnosis with MRI can play a significant role in a horse's long-term return to activity after DDFT injury.... Read More

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Study: EPM-Causing Parasites Ubiquitous in U.S. Horses

May 03, 2016

Living where horses don't commonly get diagnosed with EPM doesn't mean your horse isn't at risk. ... Read More

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Acyline to Suppress Stallion Testosterone Levels

May 01, 2016

Researchers determined that acyline can reduce stallion testosterone concentrations to as low as those of geldings.... Read More

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TMJ Inflammation's Impact on Chewing in Horses

April 30, 2016

Unilateral TMJ inflammation not only affects the way horses chew but also likely creates a certain level of pain. ... Read More

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What Supplements Do Eventing and Dressage Horses Consume?

April 29, 2016

Joint health and mobility supplements were the most frequently used in both disciplines, researchers found. ... Read More

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Are TMJ Variations Normal in Horses?

April 28, 2016

Researchers found that "an unexpectedly large number of normal horses" had temporomandibular joint (TMJ) variations.... Read More

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Limiting Race Training Distances Can Reduce Injury Risk

April 26, 2016

Standardbreds training over shorter distances lost fewer training days to injury, but still raced successfully.... Read More

Biofilm growing at the liquid/air interface in a test-tube.

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Some Nonantibiotics Disrupt Biofilms in Endometritis Cases

April 25, 2016

No single agent reliably disrupted biofilm in all tested bacteria, but several were effective against specific species.... Read More

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What's a Pheochromocytoma, and How Do Vets Diagnose It?

April 24, 2016

This hormone-secreting tumor can form in horses' adrenal glands, potentially causing damaging high blood pressure.... Read More

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Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

Frequent findings included osteoarthritic changes, sclerosis, and mild bone spurs, among others. ... Read More

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Researchers Compare Similar Equine Eye Conditions

April 22, 2016

Corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy are a lot alike, but have some key differences, researchers found.... Read More

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Study: Low-Ranking Horses Harbor More Parasites

April 22, 2016

Researchers found a distinct link between dominance rank and parasite load in horses that had never been dewormed.... Read More

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Research-Based Weaning Tips to Reduce Stress

April 21, 2016

Start planning early to make the transition away from mom as smooth as possible.... Read More

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EHV-1 Prevalence in Horses With Respiratory Disease

April 18, 2016

Submitting blood and nasal secretion samples gives vets the best chance of accurately diagnosing EHV, researchers found.... Read More