Veterinary Practice

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Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More

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Study Findings Could Improve Colic Diagnostics in Horses

October 13, 2015

The researchers are also seeking veterinarian and horse owner input for surveys on recognizing and diagnosing colic.... Read More

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First Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine Introduced

October 09, 2015

The USDA-approved vaccine prevents the disease responsible for foal abortion, kidney and liver failure, and uveitis.... Read More

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Researchers Review Risk Factors for Deep Stromal Abscesses

October 09, 2015

The region in which a horse lives, his surroundings, and more can put him at risk for developing these eye abscesses.... Read More

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Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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Equine Grass Sickness Shares Signs With Human Disease

October 06, 2015

Horses with grass sickness have similar signs of disease as people with Alzheimer's, a study has found.... Read More

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Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More

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Functional Electrical Stimulation and Equine Muscle

October 02, 2015

Researchers found that functional electrical stimulation improved the density and distribution of muscle mitochondria.... Read More

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How Does Nose Twitching Affect a Horse?

October 02, 2015

Researchers concluded that nose twitches, when properly applied, are a humane restraint for short usage situations.... Read More

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FDA Seeking Vets' Input on Antiparasitic Resistance Survey

September 30, 2015

The FDA says responses will help efforts to slow the development of resistance and more.... Read More

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Respiratory Problems and Poor Performance

September 29, 2015

Vets can evaluate and treat performance-limiting respiratory problems to help return the patient to peak performance.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

Fecal egg counts (completed under a microscope) performed before and after deworming help owners determine whether a drug is effective and which horses are low, moderate, or high shedders.

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Novel Equine Deworming Principles, Procedures in the Works

September 25, 2015

Researchers are working to help us better evaluate and manage parasites in the face of anthelmintic resistance.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

September 22, 2015

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Esophageal Stricture Treatment

September 19, 2015

Stricture occurs when a ring of tissue reduces the esophagus' diameter, making it hard for a horse to ingest food.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More

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BEVA Addresses Injury Risks Posed to Horse Vets

September 15, 2015

A survey revealed that being a horse vet could carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the U.K.... Read More

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'Gait Keeper' Gene Mutation Found in Trotting Horses

September 13, 2015

Researchers say the 'Gait Keeper' gene appears to be responsible for trotters' success in harness racing.... Read More

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2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance Meeting Tweets

September 11, 2015

Highlights and take-homes from the 2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

September 10, 2015

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More

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Social Communication and Equine Reproductive Success

September 06, 2015

Domestic horses' reproductive efficiency is often lower than that of feral horses. Does modern husbandry play a role?... Read More

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Options for Managing Equine Intestinal Pain

September 05, 2015

Veterinarians can't manage all colics with NSAIDs alone. Learn about the other medication options they have.... Read More

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NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More