Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Trouble's Afoot: Signs Your Horse Has a Hoof Problem Brewing

March 20, 2017

Find out what hoof problems you can safely manage yourself and when to call in your farrier and/or veterinarian. ... Read More

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Lessons Learned From Recent Equine Disease Outbreaks

March 19, 2017

Cases of CEM, EHV-1, and more have taught officials how to best prevent and respond to outbreaks.... Read More

This stained blastocyst (a very early stage embryo) was produced by ICSI and in vitro culture.

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Three Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Subfertile Mares

March 18, 2017

Vets can use intracytoplasmic sperm injection, oocyte transfer, and cloning to help subfertile mares produce foals.... Read More

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Researchers Examine the 'Ecosystem' in the Horse's Gut

March 18, 2017

Scientists hope biomarkers in gut microbiota could be used as diagnostic or prognostic indicators in the future.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

March 17, 2017

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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Merck, AVMF Award Scholarships to 34 Veterinary Students

March 15, 2017

Award recipients are second- and third-year students pursuing careers in companion animal or large animal medicine.... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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Acetaminophen Could Relieve Laminitis Pain

March 14, 2017

In one trial, oral acetaminophen was comparable to flunixin meglumine at relieving hoof pain. ... Read More

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What To Do About the Itchy Horse

March 13, 2017

Managing itchy horses can be a perplexing and frustrating challenge. Veterinarians share ideas on how to help.... Read More

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Evaluating Neonatal Foals and Post-Partum Mares at Foal-Heat

March 12, 2017

Have a vet ensure your foal is developing well and your mare is ready for her next mating at her foal heat.... Read More

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What's Inside the Equine Digital Cushion?

March 11, 2017

The digital cushion, located in the rear of the hoof, protects the foot's complex bone and soft-tissue structures.... Read More

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The Relationship Between Hoof Deformation and Underrun Heels

March 10, 2017

Underrun heels can contribute to problems such as chronic heel pain, bruising, lameness, reduced performance, and more.... Read More

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Managing Equine Caudal Hoof Problems

March 09, 2017

A farrier shares ways he addresses issues in the caudal aspect of the horse's foot. ... Read More

These CT (left), fused PET/CT (center) and CT (right) images of a 15-year-old Quarter Horse mare's front feet (top: left, bottom: right). There is a severe lesion in the navicualr bone on the left front seen both on CT and PET. The CT of the right front does not show any abnormalites but the PET shows an early lesion.

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PET Scan: A New Diagnostic Imaging Option for Horses

March 08, 2017

PET scans revealed lesions in bony and soft tissue, some of which weren't visible on other imaging modalities.... Read More

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Trimming's Effects on Horse Hoof Morphology

March 07, 2017

Researchers looked at how four trimming models impact hoof form and structure.... Read More

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Farriers: Consider More Than Feet When Trimming and Shoeing

March 06, 2017

Farriers need to observe a horse thoroughly, head to tail, to determine how to best trim and shoe him.... Read More

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Nasal Bleeding: Vets, What's Your Diagnosis and Treatment?

March 05, 2017

Learn how a veterinarian diagnosed and treated an ethmoid hematoma in a Quarter Horse gelding.... Read More

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Scientists Study Facial Expressions of Pain in Ridden Horses

March 05, 2017

Ridden horses express pain through facial behaviors differently from horses at rest, one researcher says.... Read More

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Farriers Discuss What Shoe Wear Reveals

March 04, 2017

A roundtable at the International Hoof Care Summit covered shoe wear and what it indicates about the horse.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Dipyrone Might Be Effective for Reducing Fever in Horses

March 04, 2017

Currently, there are no medications approved by the FDA to control fever in horses.... Read More

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Dealing with Hoof Capsule Distortion and Dysfunction

March 03, 2017

What do a dish, a crack, a flare, and a sheared heel have in common? All are hoof distortions. ... Read More

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Stifle Abnormalities in Young Thoroughbreds

March 03, 2017

Early diagnosis could allow vets to implement management strategies, such as restricted exercise, that promote healing.... Read More

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Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?

March 01, 2017

Practice can and should be ethical, but it's not always easy. Pressure applied by trainers or owners can be substantial.... Read More

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How the Horse in Motion Relates to Trimming and Shoeing

March 01, 2017

Find out why understanding hoof biomechanics is important when making trimming and shoeing decisions for your horse.... Read More

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Minding the Great Tooth Transition in Horses

March 01, 2017

The transition from baby to permanent teeth can go smoothly, but it can also hit some roadblocks along the way.... Read More