Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Treating Gastric Glandular Disease in Horses

January 22, 2018

Equine glandular gastric disease has a distinct pathology, risk factors, diagnostics, and treatment approaches.... Read More

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Hard to Stomach: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

January 17, 2018

Learn to read the vast and varied signs of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.... Read More

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Diagnosing Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses on the Farm

January 17, 2018

Vets can use a smartphone-based heart monitor to identify arrhythmias that are difficult to diagnose in the field.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... Read More

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 14, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 14, 2018

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development

January 12, 2018

Oral atropine is linked to slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no such issues with topical atropine.... Read More

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10 Retired Racehorse Resources on TheHorse.com

January 11, 2018

Get tips and information on considerations for choosing and transitioning racehorses for second careers.... Read More

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How Footing Impacts Musculoskeletal Health, Performance

January 10, 2018

Footing is one of the most common factors cited when a horse performs poorly or suffers an injury. ... Read More

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Possible Problems Caused by Feeding Horses Bran Mashes

January 07, 2018

A nutritionist explains possible problems caused by feeding bran mashes and alternative ways to keep your horse warm. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Poor Performance: A Case Report

January 06, 2018

Here's how veterinarians diagnosed and treated a Warmblood that stopped intermittently when working under saddle.... Read More

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Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

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Study: Age Affects Equine Glucose, Insulin Responses

January 03, 2018

Older horses tended to have higher insulin secretory responses to glucose compared to adult horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Why is the Frog of My Horse's Foot Falling Off?

January 03, 2018

A veterinarian and certified farrier explains frog exfoliation and what you should do if it happens to your horse.... Read More

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Annual Wellness Exams for Horses

January 03, 2018

Wellness care can result in a healthier life for the horse at a more manageable cost for the owner.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

January 02, 2018

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

Standing wraps are applied for support and to reduce inflammation in the limbs.

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Bandaging Fundamentals

December 31, 2017

There are right and wrong ways to bandage horses' limbs, no matter the wrap's purpose.... Read More

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A Closer Look at the Normal Asil Arabian Hoof

December 27, 2017

Veterinarians could be able to use this baseline data to identify prelaminitic changes in Arabian horses.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017

Articles on laminitis, colic, hoof abscesses, licking and chewing, and wound care are among the most-read in 2017.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation a Heritable Trait in Standardbreds

December 22, 2017

Researchers found high degrees of heritability (up to 0.17), especially in male horses and in pacers.... Read More

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Some Endurance Horses Lacking in Lameness Care, Study Shows

December 17, 2017

Lameness was the most common issue ride vets found, but 48% of affected horses had no further vet exams or treatment.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

December 13, 2017

An equine reproduction specialist reviews signs that suggest a mare is in foal and how to find out definitively.... Read More

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Swimming Can Improve Horse Glucose, Insulin Levels

December 12, 2017

Low-intensity swimming could help maintain glucose and insulin levels without putting excess strain on horses' limbs.... Read More

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Could Horse Breed Predict Colic Risk?

December 11, 2017

Researchers have determined that that some gastrointestinal lesions are more common in certain types of horses.... Read More