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Cornell University Welcomes New Blood Donor Horse

April 24, 2011

Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) welcomes its newest permanent working animal: Mike, a 9-year old Belgian draft horse. His job involves a lot of time off lounging outside. But a few times a year when emergencies strike, Mike will play a... Read More

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Good Works Honoree Fights Equine Abuse

April 20, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Grant Miller, DVM, a practitioner with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma and a defender of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses in Sonoma County, Calif., as the Good ... Read More

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UKVDL Investigating Oral Lesion Reports

April 20, 2011

Since early February, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) has been receiving reports from veterinarians who have seen large numbers of horses (mostly Saddlebreds) with oral lesions. The lesions have sometimes been ... Read More

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Diaphragmatic Tears in Horses Examined

April 18, 2011

Horses with diaphragmatic tears (also called rents) are given a relatively poor prognosis to make a full recovery, but the condition is not a death sentence, according to the results of a recent retrospective study. Alfredo E. Romero, DVM, of ... Read More

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AVMA Launches Veterinarian Finder Website

April 15, 2011

Horse and pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA), MyVeterinarian.com, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around ... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

April 14, 2011

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the ... Read More

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Prosthetic Limbs for Horses: A Closer Look

April 10, 2011

Horses have traditionally been considered obligate four-legged animals; however, the dogma is changing. ... Read More

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Yes, Your Horse Is Fat

April 07, 2011

Horse owners must be able to acknowledge that a horse is overweight and needs to drop a few pounds.... Read More

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Assessing Abdominal Abscesses (AAEP 2010)

March 29, 2011

A variety of equine conditions can present with clinical signs that include colic pain, fever, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Similar signs occur with abdominal abscesses, making them challenging to diagnose. At the 2010 American Association of... Read More

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Horse Sedation with an Oral Gel (AAEP 2010)

March 24, 2011

We've all heard about or witnessed horses that simply refuse to be restrained long enough for the veterinarian to administer a much-needed intravenous sedative. Authors of a recent study suggest that a sedative-containing gel might be just what the ... Read More

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Detecting Equine Lameness with Motion Sensors

March 21, 2011

The most common ailment to affect a horse is lameness. A University of Missouri equine veterinarian has developed a system to effectively assess this problem using motion detection. The system is referred to as "Lameness Locator." Kevin Keegan ... Read More

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February Good Works Vet Aids Therapy Horses, Wildfire Victims

March 17, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has selected Kevin May, DVM, CVA, of El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital in El Cajon, Calif., as February's Good Works Campaign honoree. May has organized two programs to lighten the financial ... Read More

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Compounding

March 17, 2011

A recap of the FDA's ongoing attempts to ensure safety of drugs produced by compounding pharmacies. ... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More

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Australian Authorities Seeking Information on Unexplained Neurologic Cases

March 09, 2011

The State Government of Victoria's Department of Primary Industries (DPI) wants veterinary practitioners to submit samples from horses displaying unexplained clinical signs of nervous system disease, as DPI is investigating a number of cases of ... Read More

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Neurologic Examination of Horses in the Field (AAEP 2010)

March 02, 2011

What does a veterinarian look for when evaluating a horse for neurologic disease? Hint: The neurologic exam starts with simple field tests, not sophisticated imaging equipment. "Each clinician has his or her own method of performing a neurologic exam... Read More

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The Prepurchase Exam

March 01, 2011

A prepurchase examination or "vet check" of a potential horse purchase can identify any physical problems. ... Read More

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Equine Dental Care

February 24, 2011

If your horse has dental problems, he might not be getting the proper nutrition. ... Read More

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Pain/Stress in Horses: Owners, Trainers Might Be the Best Detectives

February 20, 2011

Owners and trainers might be the best resource of information for veterinarians evaluating pain in horses because they are most likely to be familiar with the horse's normal relaxed behavior and mannerisms, according to a researcher from Colorado ... Read More

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The Whole Horse (A Step Back From Machines)

February 01, 2011

These days it's not unusual to set up more than $100,000 in equipment for a routine horse exam. ... Read More

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Assessing Equine Hoof Balance

February 01, 2011

The old adage "No Hoof, No Horse" has never been truer than in this day and age. Balancing your horse's feet has become more of a factor in promoting good performance and long-term soundness. The optimum balance comes as the horse's weight is... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More

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UW to Host First Aid Seminar for Horse Owners

January 15, 2011

The University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Veterinary Medicine Continuing Education program will be hosting its 22nd annual seminar on Feb. 19. This year's topic is "First Aid for Horses--When to Call the Vet and What to do Before Help Arrives." The... Read More

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Detomidine Sedation and Eye Pressure in Horses (AAEP 2010)

January 09, 2011

If your horse has to be sedated, the effect of that sedative on the fluid pressure within his eyes (intraocular pressure) might be the last thing you're worried about. Unless, of course, he is being sedated for an eye procedure--then this issue ... Read More

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Chronic Equine Weight Loss

January 01, 2011

A methodical evaluation of affected horses is more important than the lengthy list of possible diagnoses.... Read More