Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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Inclines, Declines, and Horse Energy Exertion

August 20, 2017

Horses' oxygen consumption and cardiac output decreased by an average of 24% and 9%, respectively, when going downhill.... Read More

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Senior Horse Respiratory Health

August 17, 2017

While every horse needs quality air to breathe, senior horses are particularly at risk for respiratory diseases.... Read More

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Does Equine Lameness Need to be Redefined?

August 15, 2017

Researchers say "lameness" should be redefined to reflect new digital assessment techniques to detect gait asymmetries.... Read More

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Horse

August 09, 2017

Purchasing a horse is primarily about risk assessment. Here are some things to keep in mind. ... Read More

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Saratoga Race Meet Marred by Horse Deaths

August 08, 2017

Eleven horses have died in racing or training at Saratoga Race Course since the start of the year.... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

August 02, 2017

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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Bacteria Behind Mystery Epidemic in Iceland's Horses

August 01, 2017

A specific strain of S. zooepidemicus was likely behind the horses' coughing and nasal discharge.... Read More

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7 Conformation Flaws: Piecing Together What We Know

August 01, 2017

What impact do structural deviations really have on your horse's soundness and performance? Here's what you should know.... Read More

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How the Rising Trot Impacts the Horse's Back

July 31, 2017

Changes in force distribution, combined with saddle fit, have a big impact on equine back health, for better or worse.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Veronica Bill

July 29, 2017

Veronica Bill is studying the relationship between forage chemical composition and equine digestion and nutrition.... Read More

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Condition Friesians With Unique Physical Challenges in Mind

July 26, 2017

Scientists say Friesians benefit from specific exercise regimens and warmups based on their anaerobic threshold.... Read More

The senior horses in Dr. Amanda Adams' herd experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones following transport, changes that could take more than a month to return to normal levels.

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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

July 25, 2017

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Equine Stomach Acid

July 24, 2017

Common feeding practices could be causing your horse's stomach acid levels to rise.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.

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Avoiding Dehydration in Sport Horses During Summer

July 23, 2017

Keeping competition horses well-hydrated isn't always easy. Our nutritionist offers tips to help prevent dehydration.... Read More

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Fetlock Injuries in Racehorses

July 21, 2017

Learn about the signs, diagnosis, and management of repetitive stress-related fetlock injuries in racehorses.... Read More

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Conditioning Young Horses

July 19, 2017

Before your young horse begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from physical conditioning.... Read More

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How Well Do Horse Owners Recognize Laminitis?

July 18, 2017

Owners did not recognize laminitis in 42 out of 93 cases; rather, they cited undefined lameness, hoof abscess, or colic.... Read More

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Can Nutrition Boost the Equine Immune System?

July 09, 2017

Researchers are looking at how diet might influence how horses respond to stress and disease.... Read More

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Correcting Equine Nasal Collapse Caused by Nerve Damage

July 08, 2017

Learn how veterinarians treated an 18-month-old Andalusian colt that suffered nasal collapse after a training accident.... Read More

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Getting a Second Wind: Helping Equine Athletes Breathe

July 07, 2017

Are breathing issues slowing your horse down? Here are some surgical and management options that might help.... Read More

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Improving Arena Surfaces

July 04, 2017

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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How Do You Handle Colic?

June 30, 2017

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More