Veterinary Practice

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

May 26, 2017

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Interpreting Endocrine Diagnostics for Subfertile Mares

May 21, 2017

Hormone concentrations can help diagnose reproductive problems, determine pregnancy status, and more.... Read More

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Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

May 20, 2017

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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The Link Between Osteochondrosis Lesions and Limb Forces

May 08, 2017

Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing. ... Read More

Foals with meconium impactions strain to defecate and also show signs of persistent abdominal pain.

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Watch for Meconium Impactions in Foals

May 07, 2017

Learn to recognize and treat this condition that can threaten foals within the first 24 hours of life. ... Read More

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Effects of Obesity on Mares' Follicles and Oocytes

May 05, 2017

Researchers found that obesity appears to negatively impact mares' follicles and oocytes and, thus, their fertility.... Read More

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

May 03, 2017

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More

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Risk Mitigation Strategies for High-Performance Horses

May 02, 2017

The OIE has described management "pillars" to keep most diseases at bay for high-health, high-performance horses. ... Read More

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PAAG Showing Promise as Arthritis Pain Reliever for Horses

May 02, 2017

Researchers believe polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) could have a long-lasting cushioning effect on arthritic joints.... Read More

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Limb Sensors for Equine Diagnostics, Performance Evaluations

May 01, 2017

Researchers say inertial measurement units could aid in more accurate veterinary diagnoses and performance evaluations.... Read More

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Measuring Tendon Stiffness to Monitor Healing

May 01, 2017

Sonoelastography can help vets monitor healing and develop rehab programs best-suited for the horse's recovery rate.... Read More

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Comparing SAA Levels in Horses With Respiratory Diseases

April 30, 2017

Horses with noninfectious respiratory disease had much lower SAA concentrations than horses with infectious disease.... Read More

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Sedatives' Impact on Equine Lameness Exam Results

April 29, 2017

Xylazine, detomidine, and romifidine appear to have few effects on lameness exam results when used without butorphanol.... Read More

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Biosecurity, Hygiene, and Horses

April 27, 2017

The mainstays of biosecurity still center around good hygiene, diagnostics, quarantine, isolation, and traffic control.... Read More

The tapeworm, <em>Anoplocephala perfoliata</em>, gathers around the junction between the small and the large intestine in the cecum. This parasite is very common and most horses tolerate it well. Large tapeworm burdens can cause colic in the horse. Pyrantel (double dose) and praziquantel are effective drugs for treating tapeworms.

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Researchers Develop Saliva-Based Equine Tapeworm Test

April 26, 2017

This could encourage the use of targeted deworming programs to help reduce parasite resistance, scientists said.... Read More

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Tips for Evaluating the Subfertile Mare

April 26, 2017

One veterinarian describes how to use endometrial culture, cytology, and biopsy to evaluate subbertile mares.... Read More

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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

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Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

April 24, 2017

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.... Read More

Researchers confirmed that neck CT can be performed in large adult horses to help  diagnose cervical lesions and guide treatment.

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CT for Imaging Neck Lesions: Not Just for Small Horses

April 17, 2017

A custom-designed equine CT table and a commercial Big Bore scanner make it possible to image neck lesions in horses.... Read More

A lab technician scrapes follicles off the ovary of a deceased mare before performing ICSI.

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Collecting Ovaries From Deceased Mares for Embryo Production

April 16, 2017

Traditionally when a mare died, her gene pool often went with her. This isn't always the case these days, however.... Read More

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Weanling Stifle Abnormalities Can Improve by Yearling Year

April 15, 2017

Researchers found that many radiographic abnormalities resolve by the time weanlings return to the auction as yearlings.... Read More

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How Veterinarians Assess Horses With Acute Colic

April 14, 2017

A complete, thorough, and timely workup of the horse has the greatest effect on successfully treating colic.... Read More

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Tips for Providing Veterinary Care for Foals in the Field

April 12, 2017

Neonatal medicine is an important area of equine practice, because time is of the essence when youngsters are sick.... Read More