Veterinary Practice

MRI is considered the “gold standard” for identifying abnormalities contributing to caudal heel pain.

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Advances in Managing Chronic Foot Pain

December 02, 2015

Improved diagnostics and more promising treatments are putting many foot-sore horses back to work.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Acute Laminitis

December 02, 2015

Beginning treatment during the acute phase helps give the horse the best chance of recovery. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Maximizing Cooled and Frozen Semen's Fertility

December 01, 2015

Learn about the steps vets and stallion managers can take to help improve the quality of cooled and frozen semen.... Read More

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Are Dietary Fibrolytic Enzymes Helpful for Horses?

November 29, 2015

Adding supplementary fibrolytic enzymes to horses' diets could help maximize digestibility and nutrient utilization.... Read More

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Does Target Training Help Reduce Horses' Stress?

November 26, 2015

Researchers found no differences in horses' stress levels in high-stress situations before and after training.... Read More

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What's the Best Diagnostic Test for Strangles?

November 25, 2015

Penn Vet researchers recently examined different methods for diagnosing strangles.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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Adelaide Researchers Investigating Acute Equine Disease

November 23, 2015

A mystery illness suddenly struck down 14 horses across South Australia last year, eight of them fatally.... Read More

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Do Current EMS Treatments Work?

November 23, 2015

Current treatment options can be successful but only with sufficient veterinary support and advice, researchers found.... Read More

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New Diagnostic Procedures to Detect XY Mares

November 22, 2015

The new procedures could make sterile mares with XY sex chromosomes easier and less expensive for breeders to detect.... Read More

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Targeted vs. Rotational Deworming: Which Is Less Expensive?

November 21, 2015

In certain situations, mainly stable herds of adult horses, deworming following FECs can be a cost-effective option.... Read More

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Breeding the Problem Mare With Endometritis

November 15, 2015

Learn how to manage these challenging cases and improve the mare's chance of producing a live foal.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.

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Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More

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Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Benefit Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 04, 2015

Recent study results support the hypothesis that omega-3s could modify a joint's response to inflammation.... Read More

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Horse Handling Techniques for Veterinarians and Owners

October 30, 2015

Learn how to safely train horses to behave during common procedures, such as taking temperatures and giving injections.... Read More

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Do Eye Wrinkles Reflect a Horse's Emotional State?

October 29, 2015

Researchers found that different types of situations affected horses' eye wrinkle characteristics.... Read More

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Study Reveals Areas for Improvement in Practice Management

October 28, 2015

Equine vets can use the results to help identify the top areas to focus on for improving their practice's profitability.... Read More

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Does a Canine Lyme Vaccine Elicit a Response in Horses?

October 28, 2015

Researchers found that vaccination with the currently available canine product could offer some protection for horses.... Read More

Researchers found that laryngoplasty has fewer risks and is less expensive if it’s performed in a standing horse.

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Standing Laryngoplasty Cheaper, Safer Than Classic Method

October 26, 2015

A procedure to correct a paralyzed larynx has fewer risks if it's performed in a standing horse, French researchers say.... Read More

Dr. Gemma Pearson demonstrates how to use learning theory to encourage horses to stand quietly for injections.

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Can Learning Theory Lower Equine Vets' Injury Risk?

October 22, 2015

One vet shares how learning theory techniques can help teach difficult horses to stand calmly and accept treatments.... Read More

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Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More