Veterinary Practice

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Addressing the 'Air Fern' in Your Barn

January 30, 2017

Roly-poly, cresty-necked horses and ponies are in harm's way. Here's how to help your overweight equid shed pounds.... Read More

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Study: Cowpox Behind Mare's Late-Term Abortion

January 28, 2017

Equine cowbox infections are extremely rare, with only two other cases ever reported.... Read More

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Recognizing Signs of Equine Abuse: The Vet's Role

January 26, 2017

Equine practitioners must be familiar with the signs of abuse, its various forms, and their role in preventing it.... Read More

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Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

January 25, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat.... Read More

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Poll Recap: University Teaching Hospitals

January 24, 2017

Of the 516 respondents, 302 (59%) said they have taken their horse to a university veterinary teaching hospital. ... Read More

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A Virus Might Help Horse Wounds Heal

January 24, 2017

Specific proteins from the 'orf' virus could help improve wound healing, scientists found, but more research is needed.... Read More

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Feed Weanlings Carefully to Support Growth, Reduce DOD

January 23, 2017

A forage-based, total mixed-ration cube fed free choice supported weanling growth rates without increasing DOD cases.... Read More

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Do Probiotics Help Prevent Foal Diarrhea?

January 22, 2017

The probiotic researchers tested had "disappointing" results, but not all studies have yielded negative results.... Read More

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Tips for Rehabbing Soft Tissue Injuries in Horses

January 20, 2017

Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis and good knowledge of the therapeutic options available.... Read More

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The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Abuse Investigations

January 19, 2017

How a vet examines and treats allegedly abused horses can mean the difference between a successful or unsuccessful case.... Read More

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Is an Equine IBH Vaccine on the Horizon?

January 16, 2017

A recently developed vaccine induced high antibody levels and immune responses (signs of immunity) in naive horses.... Read More

Osteoarthritis and joint disease are common in aging equids. Regular, judicious exercise can help keep an arthritic old horse comfortable.

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Researchers Test Joint Supplement's Impact on Old Horses

January 14, 2017

A resveratrol and hyaluronic acid supplement could have anti-inflammatory effects in aged horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Dealing With Equine Dystocias

January 13, 2017

A difficult birth can be life-threatening for both mare and foal if not handled promptly and properly.... Read More

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Equine Coronavirus: An Enteric Virus of Adult Horses

January 12, 2017

Coronavirus is associated with disease outbreaks in adult horses in Japan and the United States. Learn more.... Read More

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EMS and the Slippery Slope to Laminitis

January 12, 2017

A British veterinarian describes what scientists think happens in the body with endocrinopathic laminitis cases and why.... Read More

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Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis

January 11, 2017

The good news is that many of the laminitis risk factors researchers identified can be detected early and modified.... Read More

Dr. Richard Stephenson watches Lucy Ireland put a lameness patient through his paces in the clinic's arena.

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Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

January 10, 2017

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle.... Read More

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Cancer in Horses

January 07, 2017

New methods to facilitate cancer diagnosis in horses as early, simply, and accurately as possible are needed.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Injuries of the Western Performance Horse's Foot

January 01, 2017

Veterinarians discuss how they diagnose and treat injuries to the collateral ligament, DDFT, navicular bursa, and more.... Read More

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When, Where, and How Much Frozen-Thawed Semen is Best?

December 31, 2016

Mares had higher pregnancy rates per cycle as sperm numbers and number of inseminations per cycle increased.... Read More

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Back to Basics: Dental Anatomy

December 30, 2016

Your horse's teeth play a key role in keeping him healthy. Here's what to know about their structure and function.... Read More

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What's Behind a Horse of a Different Color?

December 29, 2016

Gene variations in individual horses can result in an unexpected color for a certain breed or mating.... Read More

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Foaling Tendencies and Dystocia Rates in New Zealand

December 25, 2016

Foal size (and, indirectly, sex) appear to contribute to dystocia, especially among mares in New Zealand.... Read More

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Which Biomarkers Best Predict Late-Term Pregnancy Loss?

December 24, 2016

Scientists tested whether estradiol-17B, progesterone, alpha fetoprotein, and/or serum amyloid A could predict abortion.... Read More