Veterinary Practice


Using 'Epiduroscopy' to Diagnose Back Pain in Horses

August 09, 2016

This approach involves inserting a video endoscope into the epidural space to visualize potentially painful lesions.... Read More


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


Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More


Researchers Examine Horse Management, Use, and Health Risks

July 29, 2016

Researchers learned that dressage horses have the greatest risk of locomotor problems, among other findings.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?

July 28, 2016

Horses spent less time resting at night during weeks they worked than they did during weeks they didn't, scientists say.... Read More


New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More


What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?

July 23, 2016

One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.... Read More


Joint Supplements and Equine Osteoarthritis

July 20, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness. Could a joint supplement help affected horses? Maybe, says one researcher.... Read More


Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 19, 2016

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More


AVMA Launches Database of Animal Health Studies

July 19, 2016

The database is designed to connect vets and owners to clinical studies on a range of topics, including horse health.... Read More


Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More


My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More


Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More


British Researchers Seeking to Improve Horse Welfare

July 12, 2016

Welfare issues include stress/pain behavior; inappropriate nutrition, stabling, and turnout; and delayed death.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

July 10, 2016

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease.... Read More


Equine Congenital Cardiovascular Anomalies

July 09, 2016

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are rare in horses but can have serious implications. ... Read More


Progesterone as a Diagnostic Tool During Equine Pregnancy

July 08, 2016

Veterinarians can use progesterone diagnostically to evaluate luteal function during early pregnancy. ... Read More


New Resistance Genes: What's the Threat to Horses?

July 07, 2016

A recently discovered resistance gene in bacteria has focused attention on emerging multidrug resistance.... Read More


Vector-Borne Diseases' Emergent Threat for Horses

July 06, 2016

Many diseases were once considered geographically restricted. But disease migration has eliminated that complacency.... Read More


Do Foals, Yearlings Need Fecal Egg Counts of Zero?

July 05, 2016

Study foals and yearlings had good body condition scores and growth rates even when their fecal egg counts weren't zero.... Read More


Could a Cream Eliminate Equine Aural Plaques?

July 01, 2016

Researchers found that applying 5% imiquimod cream resulted in clinical resolution in 93% of the treated ears.... Read More


Does Acupuncture Alleviate Navicular Syndrome Pain?

June 29, 2016

While acupuncture seemed to help some horses, there was no strong evidence that it relieves pain in all affected horses.... Read More


Strangles in Horses: Predicting Disease and Complications

June 27, 2016

Few study horses with strangles showed the "classic" signs of disease, researchers determined.... Read More


Minnesota Veterinarian Brings Equine Science to Mongolia

June 25, 2016

A vet and his team are challenging tradition and skepticism to bring modern veterinary medicine to remote horse herders.... Read More


How Hoof Boots Impact a Horse's Walk

June 20, 2016

Horses fitted with hoof boots had longer hoof contact time with the ground than barefoot horses, researchers found. ... Read More