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Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)

March 22, 2012

Vets examined upper airway obstruction in horses being ridden and when displaying "normal" head carriage.... Read More

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New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 20, 2012

The new test correlated well with the conventional insulin-sensitivity test and it was repeatable.... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.

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Benefits of Casts for Severe Horse Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

March 18, 2012

An equine surgeon described an improved casting technique to reduce cast complications. ... Read More

Images taken at 24 and 72 hours post-injection in the digital flexor tendon sheath showed a significantly increased amount of synovial fluid than the pre-injection images, which could be interpreted as joint swelling.

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Local Anesthesia's Effect on MRIs of Horse Feet (AAEP 2011)

March 17, 2012

Researchers recently examined whether diagnostic anesthesia could skew the results of equine foot MRIs.... Read More

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Managing Inflammatory Airway Disease in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 16, 2012

Inflammatory airway disease is a top cause of decreased performance and affects up to 50% of equine athletes.... Read More

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Improved Test for Equine Ovarian Tumor Diagnosis (AAEP 2011)

March 14, 2012

A recent study showed anti-Mullerian hormone levels is a useful test for detecting granulosa cell tumors.... Read More

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Bute and Banamine: Avoid Using Together (AAEP 2011)

March 13, 2012

Research indicates that combining NSAIDs achieved no better results than using either drug alone.... Read More

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MRI to Detect Wobbler Syndrome? (AAEP 2011)

March 12, 2012

Researchers found that MRI more accurately identified compression in CSM horses compared to radiographs.... Read More

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Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

March 11, 2012

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia.... Read More

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New Treatment for Mare Endometritis Examined (AAEP 2011)

March 10, 2012

The buffered chelators had no deleterious effects on the endometrium or the establishment of pregnancy.... Read More

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New Test for Horses with Retained Testicles (AAEP 2011)

March 09, 2012

The team measured anti-Mullerian hormone in the blood to successfully diagnose chryptorchidism.... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Use in Broodmares at Breeding Time (AAEP 2011)

March 07, 2012

A single dose of dexamethasone at breeding time did not appear to interfere with ovulation.... Read More

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In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)

March 06, 2012

Veterinarians have fine-tuned numerous methods for evaluating the upper respiratory tract for abnormalities.... Read More

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Nonstructural Carb Tolerance in Healthy Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 05, 2012

"A moderate intake of NSC (30% of total DE) is perfectly fine for non-obese normal horses," Pagan concluded.... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

The team found that diseased bones had more and denser compact cortical bone; fewer, thicker, and less-organized trabeculae; and thicker articular (joint) and flexor cortices than control bones.

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Microstructural Alterations and Navicular Bone Degeneration

March 03, 2012

Researchers hope to more fully characterize alterations at the microscopic level in diseased navicular bones.... Read More

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Evaluating Horse Feet, Legs, and Gaits (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

One researcher described how to evaluate horses' feet, legs, and gaits for potential soundness or lameness.... Read More

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Suture Material Matters for Abdominal Incisions (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

Researchers compared different suture materials' integrity for closing abdominal incisions from colic surgery.... Read More

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The Role of Epidemiology in Equine Practice (AAEP 2011)

March 01, 2012

Epidemiology, the study of determinants of disease in populations, is important for managing horse health.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More

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Acupuncture and Managing Pain in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 28, 2012

Clinical trials still yield a mixed bag of results for acupuncture's efficacy in treating equine ailments.... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 26, 2012

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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2011's Top Equine Reproduction News (AAEP 2011)

February 25, 2012

A wrap-up of some applicable studies to equine reproduction in 2011 from Dr. Patrick M. McCue.... Read More