Vital Signs & Physical Exam

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Slobber-gate: What Caused My Horse's Excessive Salivation?

April 15, 2015

Small clues added context to why my new horse started drooling puddles after a snowstorm.... Read More

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Lessons Learned

April 02, 2015

What have your aging horses taught you?... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

Make an annual wellness exam the number one item on your horse-health to-do list, recommends Tanner. The exam will include evaluating your horse’s heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, soundness, and dental health. This is also a great time for you and your vet to plan a deworming strategy for the year.

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How to Own a Horse Without Breaking the Bank

February 28, 2015

While you can't cut costs in all areas, here are several ways to reduce your horse-related expenses.... Read More

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Science Helping Senior Horses

February 28, 2015

How has veterinary science and technology improved your senior horses' lives?... Read More

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The DIY Test for SI Disease

February 27, 2015

One performance horse veterinarian has devised a simple "checklist" for identifying sacroiliac disease in horses.... Read More

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston conducted two separate studies on blood transfusions in horses.

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Researchers Study Equine Blood Transfusions

February 25, 2015

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston examined if blood can be taken monthly and stored successfully for use in transfusions and more.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Four Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

February 15, 2015

A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse.... Read More

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Revisiting What's 'Old' for a Horse

February 03, 2015

When do you deem a horse a senior?... Read More

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The Buyer's Guide to Prepurchase Exams

December 01, 2014

He might seem perfect--but before you call him yours, determine if a horse is sound and serviceable for the job at hand.... Read More

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From Incident to Outbreak

November 06, 2014

Proper planning can help prevent a disease episode on your farm from becoming a full-blown outbreak.... Read More

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Infographic: Protecting Your Horse From Disease

October 15, 2014

Protect your horse from infectious disease exposure by using tips from our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Infographic: Managing a Horse Disease Outbreak

October 01, 2014

Is your horse showing clinical signs of an infectious disease? Here's how to care for your horse and protect others.... Read More

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Hurry Up and Wait

September 23, 2014

What age-related health conditions are you managing in your senior horses?... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Keep a Close Eye

September 03, 2014

Do you monitor your older horses regularly for health problems? What specific issues are you looking for? ... Read More

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The Basic Physical Examination

August 26, 2014

All owners should know their horses' normal vital signs and how to take them correctly. Here's a review.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is in Pain?

August 21, 2014

Learn the signs that your horse's behavior might be related to pain from a veterinarian and equine behavior expert.... Read More

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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Sometimes You Simply Don't Know

August 11, 2014

Have you ever pushed a horse to work when you didn't realize he was experiencing a physical limitation? ... Read More

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Ribby Race Filly

August 04, 2014

How can an owner help a ribby but successful racehorse gain weight? Our source shares some tips.... Read More

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Preventing Infectious Disease in Horses When Traveling

July 24, 2014

CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital's director of infection control offers tips to protect your horse.... Read More

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What is SAA, and Why is it Important to Equine Medicine?

July 08, 2014

Here's what you need to know about SAA, a biomarker veterinarians are using to detect inflammation in horses.... Read More