Veterinary Practice

Researchers provided horses with daily inhaled corticosteroid treatments of fluticasone propionate through a respirator mask covering both nostrils.

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Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

October 13, 2014

Which option is better? Study results suggest it depends on the horse and the severity of his condition.... Read More

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Surgical Procedure Helps Horses with Nasopharyngeal Collapse

October 12, 2014

Nasopharyngeal collapse--a type of airway obstruction--can be caused or exacerbated by horses' headsets.... Read More

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How Do Muzzles Impact Horses' Grass Selection and Intake?

October 10, 2014

Researchers found the muzzles reduced horses' grass intake by 30% but did not impact the animals' forage selection.... Read More

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Preventing Injuries in Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 08, 2014

One vet suggests using careful planning, management, screening, and education to reduce catastrophic fracture risk.... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More

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Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

September 30, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

While grass sickness' exact cause remains unknown, scientists are getting closer to determining what's behind it.... Read More

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Biofilms and Equine Reproduction

September 26, 2014

Find out what researchers have learned about biofilms and their possible relationship to mare infertility.... Read More

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EAG Findings Could Help in Diagnosing Fetlock Injuries

September 24, 2014

Electroarthrography (EAG) could be used to detect damaged or osteoarthritic cartilage in a noninvasive manner.... Read More

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Study: Low-Dose Omeprazole and Gastric Ulcers

September 22, 2014

A low dose of a certain omeprazole preparation was as effective in treating some ulcers as the standard dose.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Field Study for Equine Melanoma Vaccine Announced

September 21, 2014

Researchers are testing a vaccine to treat melanomas, which are among the most common skin tumors in horses.... Read More

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Study Examines EIPH and Racing Performance

September 19, 2014

Researchers recently found no link between most horses who suffer from EIPH and long-term racing performance.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Types

September 18, 2014

Researchers looked at the support that bandages used after colic surgeries provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More

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Improving a Horse's Proprioception During Rehabilitation

September 16, 2014

Learn about three techniques riders can use to improve motion deficits using the horse's proprioceptive awareness.... Read More

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Monitor Horses for Sinusitis After Nasogastric Intubation

September 14, 2014

Sinusitis could be a complication from intubation, but one vet said the procedure's benefits still outweigh the risks.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: Pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

Researchers successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter.... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

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Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

September 06, 2014

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim.... Read More

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Horse Hair Analysis to Detect Chronic Selenium Toxicity

September 05, 2014

How can you tell if your horse is consuming too much selenium? Research results show the answer is in the mane and tail.... Read More

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Rehabilitation Exercises from the Ground

September 03, 2014

Learn how dynamic mobilization, core strengthening, and balancing exercises can benefit horses recovering from injury.... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

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Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More

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Study: Vets Disagree on Equine Neurologic Assessments

August 31, 2014

Researchers determined that a horse's ataxia and its severity can be sources of disagreement among vets.... Read More

This is a <em>Hipparionini</em> horse from 16-12 million years ago from Nebraska.

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What We Can Learn from Horses' Evolving Tooth Enamel

August 28, 2014

By studying teeth from different eras, we can see how horses adapted to different grazing lands and domestication.... Read More

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Study: Horses with Sarcoids have Elevated Treg Cell Levels

August 22, 2014

T-regulatory, or Treg, cells are special white blood cells that play a central role in regulating immune responses.... Read More