Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Work-Life Balance Focus of 2017 AAEP Convention as Keynote

July 23, 2017

Nigel Marsh will explore how vets can balance their career, family, personal time, and productivity.... 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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Top Tweets & Take-Homes from the AAEP Equine Colic Symposium

July 21, 2017

Read some of The Horse staff's top tweets and take-home messages related to recent equine colic research. ... Read More

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Study Confirms Diet Can Help Manage Equine Gastric Ulcers

July 19, 2017

A low-starch, fiber-based diet can help manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome after medical treatment is stopped.... Read More

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Farrier Association Creates Veterinary Student Scholarship

July 17, 2017

The American and International Associations of Professional Farriers created the award in honor of Dr. Frank Gravlee.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 16, 2017

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

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Care 101

July 15, 2017

Regular dental checkups will protect your horse's overall health, comfort, and well-being. Here are the basics.... Read More

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Swiss Researchers Encourage Modern Parasite Control Methods

July 15, 2017

Using their "check-before-treat" program, scientists are finding record-low equine parasite burdens in Switzerland.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

July 15, 2017

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement.... Read More

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Genetics and Genomics in Racing: Speed Isn't Everything

July 12, 2017

Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... 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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Researchers Aim to Improve Vet School Teaching Horse Welfare

July 08, 2017

Researchers proposed a conceptual model to optimize the welfare of horses used for veterinary teaching programs.... 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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Ivermectin Could be Ineffective Against Some Pinworms

July 07, 2017

Ivermectin was ineffective in treating pinworms in a herd of Welsh ponies. Fenbendazole, however, eliminated the worms.... Read More

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Building Your Horse's Health Care Dream Team

July 06, 2017

Horse health care often requires teamwork. Use these tips to find the right equine health professionals for your team.... Read More

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Shoe Type Likely Doesn't Change Horse Movement

July 05, 2017

A study found little difference in gait between shoes, although shod horses moved differently than barefoot ones.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Radiographs for Horse Hoof Care

July 04, 2017

Of the 359 respondents, 101 (28%) said their hoof care professionals use radiographs to make trimming/shoeing decisions.... Read More

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How Newborn Foals' Dental Pulp Can Help Heal Horses

June 28, 2017

Dental pulp injections helped reduce pain and improve lameness in horses with soft tissue injuries and arthritis.... Read More

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RVC's Equine Locomotor Research Course Expands to America

June 27, 2017

Farriers can learn more about conducting research, increasing the evidence behind farriery, and improving horse welfare.... Read More

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Electronic Records Could Help Solve the Laminitis Mystery

June 27, 2017

One researcher believes records collected by vets seeing horses in the field could offer new insight into laminitis.... Read More

Thus far, horses are the only species found to have crystals in their cartilage cell mitochondria.

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Your Horse's Cartilage Has Bling

June 25, 2017

Intramitochondrial crystals could be related to horse joints' ability to withstand mechanical stress, scientists say.... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

June 24, 2017

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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The Healthy-Backed Horse

June 23, 2017

Learn how the all-important equine back functions and how to prevent problems from developing. ... Read More

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Mending Equine Tendons and Ligaments

June 20, 2017

Researchers are exploring improved ways to heal these notoriously complicated soft tissue structures. ... Read More