Veterinary Practice

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... 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 Exams in Five Easy Steps

February 07, 2015

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems.... Read More

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... 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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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

Dr. John Madigan inspects a maladjusted foal.

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Newborn Foals Could Offer Clues About Autism

February 04, 2015

Researchers at UC Davis are exploring a possible link between neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism.... Read More

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

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New TMS Formulation Confirmed Safe, Effective in Study

February 01, 2015

The new trimethoprim sulfadiazine (TMS) formulation reduced fever and eliminated infection in many treated horses.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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Measuring Horses' Skin Temperature Changes Underwater

January 29, 2015

Infrared thermography (IRT) appears effective at measuring a horse's skin temperature during water treadmill exercise.... Read More

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Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More

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Using a 'Micro' Scope to Diagnose Equine Stifle Problems

January 25, 2015

Learn how vets are using an arthroscope that's 1.3 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length to evaluate stifle problems.... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

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Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2014

January 20, 2015

Studies covered biofilms, chilled and frozen semen, endometritis, placentitis, oxidative stress and fertility, and more.... Read More

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Which Cryotherapy Method Works Best for Cooling Hooves?

January 18, 2015

Methods that immerse the hoof and limb in ice and water to at least fetlock level are most effective.... Read More

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Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

January 15, 2015

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons.... Read More

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'Inflamm-Aging,' Satellite Cells, and the Equine Athlete

January 14, 2015

Researchers are looking for ways to help aging equine athletes through so-called "satellite cells."... Read More

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Vets Test Optical Coherence Tomography in Horse Joints

January 09, 2015

This new technique could allow veterinarians to better evaluate equine joint cartilage.... Read More

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Microneedles Help Lidocaine Permeate Through Horse Skin

January 08, 2015

Pretreating an area with microneedles resulted in a 170% increase in the amount of lidocaine that permeated the skin.... Read More

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Researchers Examine HERDA Horses' Eyes

January 02, 2015

Researchers have identified some important differences between the eyes of horses with and without HERDA.... Read More

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Where are we Headed with Wobbler Syndrome?

December 30, 2014

Despite all that is known, important questions still remain about wobbler syndrome.... Read More

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Is Early Detection of Arthritis in Horses Finally a Reality?

December 28, 2014

Radiographs (X rays) and low-field MRI appear to be useful tools for diagnosing early-stage arthritis.... Read More

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Researchers Study Near-, Farsightedness in Horses

December 26, 2014

While two-thirds of horses have normal vision in both eyes, others are either near- or farsighted in one or both eyes.... Read More

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Catastrophic Injuries in Racing Quarter Horses Studied

December 23, 2014

More than 56% of injuries occurred in the right forelimb, the opposite of what's most commonly seen in Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Corneal Dystrophy in Friesians

December 21, 2014

Corneal dystrophy in Friesians could have a genetic basis, but the condition responds well to appropriate treatment.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Signs a Painful Donkey is Improving

December 14, 2014

Scientists behind a new study have identified behavior changes donkeys show when they experience pain relief.... Read More