Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Scientists Find Gene Behind Equine Sex Development Disorder

December 01, 2016

Androgen receptor gene mutations can make a male fetus develop as a structurally sound filly, at least on the outside.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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When Corneal Ulcers Get Complicated

November 28, 2016

A seemingly minor ulcer can lead to the loss of vision or the eye itself if complications arise. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 25, 2016

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 2: Shoeing the "Normal" Hoof

November 23, 2016

A farrier explains what a "normal" horse hoof is supposed to look like and how it affects shoeing. ... Read More

This nuclear scintigraphic image highlights increased radiopharmaceutical uptake over the fractured rib.

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Rib Fractures and Performance Horse Discomfort

November 23, 2016

In one study 15 affected horses presented with a sudden change in ridden behavior, but only one had a history of trauma.... Read More

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Improving the Standard Tieback Technique

November 22, 2016

Surgeons have honed a new approach to correct airway collapse in horses. ... Read More

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Is My Neurologic Horse Safe to Ride?

November 21, 2016

The decision, one veterinarian says, involves balancing rider and safety, liability concerns, and animal welfare.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 20, 2016

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

Figure 1: The new equine PET scanner arrived at the UC Davis veterinary hospital in August.

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UC Davis' Equine PET Scanner Providing Results

November 18, 2016

Veterinarians have begun research, using the scanner in a clinical trial on client-owned horses.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 1: Horse Hoof Biomechanics

November 15, 2016

Find out how physics plays an important role in how the horse's hoof works and adapts to force. ... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Rib Fractures: A Surprising Cause of Horse Lameness

November 15, 2016

Rib fractures can cause problems even when there's no history of trauma or obvious signs indicative of a fracture. ... Read More

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Horses at Work: Lifestyles of Working and Service Horses

November 14, 2016

Horses that plow, heal, or protect have distinctly different lifestyles than the average riding horse.... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Research Sheds New Light on Equine Grass Sickness

November 13, 2016

Several new studies were published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal this month.... Read More

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Equine Acupuncture on the Rise as Adjunct Therapy

November 12, 2016

Learn how acupuncture is used to supplement conventional therapies and treatments given to equine patients.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Behind PSSM1

November 11, 2016

This could allow improved treatments and management for the disorder, as well as improved welfare for affected horses.... Read More

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Equine Regenerative Medicine Topic of Dec. 6 Lecture

November 10, 2016

Dr. Kyla Ortved will review the varying types of regenerative medicine and their applications in the equine athlete.... Read More

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Study: Stable Studs Strategically for Better Sperm Quality

November 10, 2016

Researchers say studs have better-quality semen when housed next to other stallions before being stabled next to a mare.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

November 09, 2016

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

November 09, 2016

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound for his intended job.... Read More

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Researchers Find Link Between Neurologic Disease, Eye Issue

November 08, 2016

A vitamin E deficiency can lead to neurologic problems as well as a retina disorder called pigment retinopathy.... Read More

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UC Davis Veterinary Hospital Welcomes New Farrier

November 02, 2016

Shane Westman, APF, is a lifelong horseman and has worked as a farrier for 23 years.... Read More

A radiographic view of the right forelimb of a horse with a tripartite navicular bone conformation (meaning the bone is segmented into three pieces) in both forelimbs.

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Scientists Study Segmented Navicular Bones

November 01, 2016

Some horses' navicular bones segmented into two or three parts, which can be detrimental to health and welfare.... Read More