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Cardiopulmonary/Exercise Concerns for Horses

March 17, 2009

A summary of cardiopulmonary and exercise for horses from the 2008 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Equine Bone Fragility Syndrome, AAEP 2008

March 13, 2009

Women aren't the only ones suffering from decreased bone density and bone mass loss--horses in Central California have experienced a systemic osteoporotic disorder. Equine bone fragility syndrome, a systemic osteoporotic (characterized by a decrease ... Read More

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Dusty Air and Respiratory Problems

March 09, 2009

In addition to the risks viruses and bacteria pose to the horse, environmental exposure to particulates dispersed from feed, bedding, footing materials, and other sources (such as diesel exhaust) all can lead to IAD. Even small increases in aerodynam... Read More

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New Equine Fact Sheets Available on TheHorse.com

March 06, 2009

TheHorse.com now offers additional Fact Sheets on topics our readers have indicated are important to them based on searched terms, reader views on that topic, surveys/polls, and personal communications.

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Laryngeal Model Provides Framework For Surgical Advances

February 11, 2009

To test novel techniques for managing laryngeal hemiplegia, more commonly referred to as "roaring," a research team from Cornell University has created a working model of the equine larynx.

Dysfunction of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve... Read More

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Head Position Can Impact 'Tie-Forward' Assessment

February 09, 2009

How the horse's head is positioned for radiographs (X rays) evaluating the efficacy of a tie-forward surgery can have a dramatic impact on the results, researchers from the United Kingdom report.

The laryngeal tie-forward... Read More

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Stable Air Quality a Breath of Fresh ... Endotoxin?

December 06, 2008

If you think you are pampering and protecting your horse in his cushy, comfortable stall instead of turning him out on pasture, think again. Michigan State University researchers have found that stabled horses are exposed to eight... Read More

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Infectious Disease in Horses

August 15, 2008

Equine authorities discussed numerous infectious disease topics and studies during the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Wounds, Leg Trauma, and Respiratory Problems--Health Care Inside and Out

August 01, 2008

Discussions of products to treat wounds, leg trauma, and respiratory problems.

If you've been a horse owner for any length of time, there's a pretty good chance you've amassed an arsenal of products that claim some pretty... Read More

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New EHV-4, Neurologic Disease Tests Introduced

July 24, 2008

IDEXX Reference Laboratories has introduced two new diagnostic products to help equine veterinarians diagnose equine respiratory disease and neurologic disease. The new tests include an equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4) RealPCR Test... Read More

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California Wildfires: Keep Horses Healthy in Smoky Conditions

July 16, 2008

Wildfires continue to burn in California, renewing concerns about the effects of smoke-filled air on equine health.

"Exercise (in a smoky environment) or excessive exposure to smoke may compromise a horse for weeks or months to come," said... Read More

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Stall-Side Airway Test will be Available Soon

July 10, 2008

English researchers are working to move airway disease screening and diagnostics from the lab into the barn.

Equine HealthCare, a company based in the U.K., is developing a new respiratory diagnostic test based on measuring the amount of... Read More

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The Airways and the Lungs

May 27, 2008

Understanding how the horse's respiratory system works can help horse owners recognize and prevent problems.... Read More

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Permanent Tracheostomy Safe and Effective in Select Horses

May 08, 2008

Creating a permanent hole in the windpipe of horses through a tracheostomy might be the treatment of choice.... Read More

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How Important Is That Airway Exam Grade?

April 17, 2008

The airways of many breeds of horses, particularly Thoroughbreds, are evaluated via an endoscope and graded before sale. The intent is to identify horses whose airways might have problems that could limit the horses' performance at maximal... Read More

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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems: Of Blood and Breath

April 04, 2008

The horse's circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine. ... Read More

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Emerging Disease: Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis Update

March 10, 2008

According to an inaugural, multi-center report, equine herpesvirus-5 (EHV-5) is associated with a newly recognized, potentially fatal lung disease in horses called equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, or EMPF.

"EMPF is an important... Read More

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Virginia Tech Vets Tackle Upper Respiratory Disorders

March 07, 2008

At Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, a variety of treatments are available for correcting disorders of the upper respiratory system and improving the odds of performance success.

Equine upper respiratory disorders ofte... Read More

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Heating Barns in Winter: Use Caution to Avoid Respiratory Problems

November 14, 2007

Horse owners who heat their barns to keep water from freezing and to protect horses from cold temperatures during late fall and winter should remember supplemental heat can cause problems if used incorrectly.

Ventilation is important when... Read More

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Wildfire Smoke and Horses: Recovering from Exposure

November 08, 2007

The severe fires in southern California have exposed humans and animals to unhealthy air containing wildfire smoke and particulates. These particulates can build up in the respiratory system, causing a number of health problems including burning... Read More

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The Airways and Lungs

November 01, 2007


The forgotten organs.

By the time a horse crosses the finish line in a five-furlong race, has completed a Grand Prix show jumping round, or... Read More

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Health Problems of Young Horses in Training

August 01, 2007

Young horses in training are vulnerable to a wide variety of problems--everything from respiratory disease to training injuries. These horses are often taken off the farm where they grew up, transported to training facilities where they... Read More

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Anatomy and Physiology Part 11: Of Blood and Breath

November 01, 2006

There are few similarities between horses and automobiles, but in a manner of speaking, the horse's circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine. The food a horse consumes is its fuel. The fuel is converted into nutritional energy that... Read More

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Corticosteroids: Short- and Long-Term Effects

October 01, 2006

Of the medications available in the arsenal of anti-inflammatory therapies, there is one type that has caused ... Read More

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Herpes by the Numbers

June 08, 2006

A guide to nine types of herpesvirus can cause different problems in your horse.... Read More