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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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Commentary: Thinking Outside the Box for Equine Disease Diagnostics

April 16, 2011

With sick animals, people often think negative diagnostic results are "bad" results since the cause of disease is still unknown. However, we would do well to remember Thomas Edison's mindset: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that ... 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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Navicular Disease: Possible New Treatment Option from Human Medicine

April 09, 2011

In certain cases of navicular disease, drilling a hole into the navicular bone--a procedure called core decompression that's commonly used to treat human osteonecrosis (bone death caused by poor blood supply to the area)--might provide a new ... Read More

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Thermographic Eye Thermometers for Horses

April 08, 2011

A horse's body temperature can indicate everything from an internal ailment (such as colic) to an infectious disease to hypothermia. Or it can simply confirm that a horse is healthy and ready for action. While most owners and veterinarians step to ... Read More

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Kentucky's EIA Surveillance and Testing in 2010

April 07, 2011

During the 2010 calendar year, 95,384 serum samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky with no positive animals being discovered. Of these, 84,111 samples were collected and tested to comply with state regulations governing ... Read More

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Starry Sky Ultrasound Pattern: A Review (AAEP 2011)

April 05, 2011

The starry sky pattern is an unusual and dramatic ultrasonographic appearance of the equine liver.... Read More

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Saliva vs. Blood for Measuring Equine Stress Levels

April 02, 2011

What do a horse's stress level and his saliva have in common? Belgian scientists have found testing the former can measure the latter, and they said this saliva assay could become the test of choice for measuring horses' stress. "Cortisol levels are ... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

April 01, 2011

Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative therapy that can be used to treat horses with tendon/ligament injuries.... Read More

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New Technology for Diagnosing Keratitis in the Equine Eye

March 31, 2011

A technology commonly used in human medicine would provide veterinarians with a quick, noninvasive alternative for diagnosing fungal keratitis in the equine eye, according to a researcher from Cornell University. Equine fungal keratitis is a common ... Read More

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Limb Amputations in Horses a Valid Consideration (AAEP 2010)

March 30, 2011

Veterinary students are often taught that dogs are three-legged animals with a spare. It might be surprising to some that the same adage is a suitable description for horses, too. "In horses where conditions exist that prevent the use of traditional ... Read More

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LSU Researcher Receives Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research

March 30, 2011

Mandi Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has received one of 17 research grants from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for her project, "Equine Bone Regeneration with ... 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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Barbaro Fund Supports Laminitis Project

March 17, 2011

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's (NTRA) subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has announced that the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research has disbursed $49,000 to support the second year of a research project on laminitis. The funds... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Tract

March 17, 2011

Topics regarding the horse's gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the 2010 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Drugs and Anesthesia

March 17, 2011

Pain medication delivery, sedatives, anesthesia support, and anti-inflammatory drug safety discussed.... Read More

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Respiratory Issues in Horses

March 17, 2011

Horse respiratory issues discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention included PCR testing for specific diseases.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Launches New Projects

March 16, 2011

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation (GJCRF) has announced a slate of 17 research projects that will be funded during 2011. The slate includes nine projects to be launched this year and eight which are in their second year of funding, with a ... Read More

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Illinois Equine Promotion Board Awards More Than $84,000 in Grants

March 15, 2011

The Illinois Equine Industry Research and Promotion Board (EPB) has awarded more than $84,000 in grants, according to Chairwoman Karen Freese. Grants are funded by the Illinois equine checkoff program, which provides for the voluntary assessment of ... Read More

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Battling Dehydration in Horses with Hypertonic Saline (AAEP 2010)

March 14, 2011

When horses have hemorrhaged or have experienced fluid losses from dehydration, they can end up in a dangerous state of low blood volume, called hypovolemia. Veterinarians use hypertonic saline to restore blood pressure while administering additional... Read More

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Equine TMJ Disease: Why So Rare? (AAEP 2010)

March 13, 2011

A resurgence of interest in the equine temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (which allows for opening and closing of a horse's mouth) has led to discussions on the relationship of TMJ disease to weight loss or behavioral changes in horses. ... Read More

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Ruffian Equine Medical Center Closes, Scheduled to Re-Open in May

March 12, 2011

The Ruffian Equine Medical Center (REMC) closed its doors for renovation on March 1. According to the hospital's website, the state-of-the-art equine hospital located across the street Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., is undergoing restructuring and ... Read More

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Insulin Doping in Horses: New Test Developed

March 07, 2011

A test able to detect even the smallest amount of insulin in horse urine has recently been developed to aid in the detection of insulin doping in racehorses, according to a group of researchers from the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Racing laboratory.
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