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Veterinarian Reviews the Barefoot Concept

May 20, 2013

One veterinarian outlines several common questions about the barefoot concept and shares her thoughts on each.... Read More

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How Horse Wounds Heal

April 27, 2013

Whether large or small, serious or innocuous, all wounds follow a distinct and complex healing process.... Read More

This is an example of managing chronic laminitis case with a hoof wall bevel and a hoof wall grooving.

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Laminitis Rehab: 'If the Corium is Happy, There's Hope'

April 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes what the corium can tell us about a laminitic horse's chances of recovery.... Read More

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Vestibular Disease in Horses Reviewed

April 17, 2013

Vestibular diseases are common and important causes of neurologic problems in horses.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Effects of Probiotics for Horses

April 16, 2013

A study examines the effects of P. acidilactici and S. boulardii-based probiotics on horses.... Read More

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Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

April 15, 2013

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said.... Read More

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Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

April 12, 2013

One veterinarian reviews equine hyperthermia and hypothermia and how to best manage affected horses.... Read More

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EPM Testing, Treatment Options Reviewed

April 10, 2013

One vet reviews EPM's variable clinical signs and the current diagnostic and treatment options available.... Read More

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Equine Field Anesthesia Considerations

April 07, 2013

One vet reviews some key points equine practitioners must consider before implementing field anesthesia.... Read More

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Treating Head Injuries in Horses

April 03, 2013

Knowing how to manage head injuries allows vets to provide quality care when faced with an ailing horse.... Read More

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Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

March 28, 2013

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain.... Read More

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Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

March 19, 2013

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field.... Read More

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2013 Western Veterinary Conference Kicks Off in Las Vegas

February 17, 2013

This year's equine program features presentations on a variety of horse health topics. ... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Ocular Keratitis in Horses

May 10, 2012

If not treated early, equine ocular keratitis (corneal inflammation) can lead to blindness and eye loss. ... Read More

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The Top 7 Things to Know about Equine Recurrent Uveitis

May 08, 2012

Understanding equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, or moon blindness) can help owners spot eye issues early.... Read More

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Equine Gait Abnormalities as a Diagnostic Tool

May 03, 2012

Some disorders produce gait abnormalities and lamenesses that aid in a quick and accurate diagnosis.... Read More

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Uterine Therapy Options in Broodmares

May 02, 2012

Accurate diagnosis can allow effective treatment of uterine conditions in broodmares to improve fertility.... Read More

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Managing Equine Foot Problems

May 01, 2012

The first step in managing an equine foot problem successfully is to attain an accurate diagnosis.... Read More

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Bladder, Urachus, and Umbilicus Problems in Neonatal Foals

April 29, 2012

These issues can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly.... Read More

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Tendon Lesions in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

April 26, 2012

Even the tiniest leg laceration can have dire consequences for nearby tendons if left untreated.... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

April 23, 2012

Breeding soundness exams should include a physical exam, a genitalia exam, a libido exam, and a semen exam.... Read More

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Evidence-Based Equine Sarcoid Treatments Reviewed

April 19, 2012

Despite the numerous sarcoid treatment choices available, no modality is 100% effective in producing a cure.... Read More

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Allergic Dermatitis in Horses: A Review

April 13, 2012

Allergic dermatitis--inflammation of the skin caused by an irritating stimulus--is both common and treatable.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Sleep Deprivation

April 04, 2012

Sleep deprivation is an important, but not fully understood, equine health condition.... Read More

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The Equine Mind: Top 10 Things to Know

March 24, 2012

Horse owners benefit from an understanding what goes on in a horse's brain, according to one veterinarian.... Read More