Recent News for Vet Convention Reports

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses when first diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

Article

Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More

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Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

August 12, 2016

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said.... Read More

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Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

August 06, 2016

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race.... Read More

Commentary

Assessing Equine Welfare Objectively

August 05, 2016

The key is not to point out what is right or wrong, but what changes to make to improve horse and human welfare alike.... Read More

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Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More

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The Equine Upper Airway: How It Works and What Goes Wrong

July 02, 2016

Diseases and abnormalities of the upper airway are some of the main reasons for poor performance in sport horses. ... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

June 24, 2016

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches.... Read More

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The "Problem" Mare: A Challenging Case of Endometritis

June 17, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how she successfully managed and impregnated a particularly challenging problem mare.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.

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Autologous Conditioned Serum Composition Evaluated

June 15, 2016

This treatment uses the horse's blood to generate serum enriched with growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators.... Read More

Article

Stallion Semen Freezing 101

June 12, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how to freeze semen so veterinarians can carry out the process in their practices.... Read More

Article

How Does Acupuncture Work?

June 10, 2016

There's a complex series of events that occur when acupuncture needles are placed. Here's a rundown of what happens.... Read More

The typical swollen face and big head associated with nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Article

What is Big-Head Disease?

June 07, 2016

This condition, caused by an unbalanced diet, can have serious musculoskeletal implications for affected horses.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Neck and Back Pain

June 04, 2016

Identifying and fixing neck and back pain can be, well, a pain in the neck. Here's how vets work through the issues.... Read More

A stem cell injection using regional limb perfusion.

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Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

May 18, 2016

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

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WEVA Holds Intermediate Meetings

May 08, 2016

So far this year WEVA has held meetings in Heilan and Beijing, China; Cluj-Napoca, Romania; and Moscow, Russia.... 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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

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

Article

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

Article

Common Hock Abnormalities Found on MRI

April 24, 2016

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

Article

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

Article

Mares Can Get Back in Foal Easily Following Induced Abortion

April 16, 2016

The overall pregnancy rate in this study was 90% and, on average, mares got back in foal about 45 days after abortion.... Read More