Marie Rosenthal, MS

Articles by Marie Rosenthal

Researcher: Dehydration Can Lead to Misdiagnosis of Heart Disease

Changes in a horse's heart size due to dehydration might lead to a misdiagnosis of heart disease based on echocardiogram, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center who recently completed a study on the subject. Read More

Pain/Stress in Horses: Owners, Trainers Might Be the Best Detectives

Owners and trainers might be the best resource of information for veterinarians evaluating pain in horses because they are most likely to be familiar with the horse's normal relaxed behavior and mannerisms, according to a researcher from Colorado Read More

Dieting Tips for Obese Horses

According to Alex Dugdale, MA, VetMB, DVA, Dipl. ECVA, MRCVS, a senior lecturer in the school of veterinary science at the University of Liverpool in England, "obesity (in horses) creeps up on us." When it comes to battling obesity, keeping the horse Read More

Mistletoe: A Treatment for Sarcoids?

Mistletoe might be a timeless excuse for stealing a kiss at Christmas, but Swiss researchers have found a more practical and innovative use for the plant: treating equine sarcoids, the most common skin tumors in horses. The research team, led by Read More

Researcher: Realistic Expectations Key to Managing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an incurable joint condition that affects horses of all ages and is thought to have a hand in up to 60% of all lameness cases. According to Janny C. de Grauw, DVM, PhD, from the Department of Equine Sciences at Utrecht Read More

Genital Cancer in Horses Linked to Newly Discovered Virus

A newly discovered virus might be a cause of equine genital cancer, an aggressive type of skin cancer that affects male and female horses of all breeds, according to Tim Scase, BSc, BVM&S, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVP, director of Bridge Read More

Equine Collapse: Once in a Lifetime?

A horse that collapses while under saddle is both a hazard to himself and others. Read More

EIPH: Common Drug Less Effective Than Thought

The results of a recent study have revealed that a drug commonly used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) is not as effective as veterinarians previously thought. Belinda M. Buchholz, BS, a second year veterinary student at Read More

Equine Dystocia Advancements

Better understanding of dystocias and the urgency for vet intervention means more mares and foals can survive. Read More

Pergolide Remains Treatment of Choice for PPID

Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), often called equine Cushing's disease, has been treated with the drug pergolide for years. The main reason pergolide was initially the treatment of choice was largely based on the drug's effectiveness in Read More

Researcher: Opioids Have a Place in Equine Medicine

Despite the fact that opioid drugs, such as morphine and methadone, have been known to cause serious side effects in some horses, a researcher from Scotland maintains that they are a good choice for treating severe pain in horses.

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Individualized Hay Feeding Program Best for Horses

It is important to tailor each horse's feeding program to meet individual needs, according to study results. Read More

MRSA: Horses and Handlers Are Sharing More Than Quality Time

A recent study confirms that strains of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria in found in companion animals--including horses--resemble strains found in humans. According to Frances Moore, DVM, veterinary pathologist ... Read More

Training, Not Coercion, is Key to a Well-Behaved Athlete

The best way to train a horse is to use techniques that "align with the horse's view of the world," according to Paul McGreevy, BVSc, MRCVS, PhD, MACVSc, associate professor of veterinary science at the University of Sydney. Read More

What's In Your Horse's DNA?

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals. Read More

Measuring for Clotting Disorders Might Help Predict Outcome for Colicky Horses

A simple blood test to measure plasma D-Dimer concentration in horses with colic might help veterinarians predict severity and outcome of cases, as concentrations are higher in horses with severe gastrointestinal disease, according to a group of Read More

Scottish Researchers on the Hunt for Cause of Equine Grass Sickness

Equine grass sickness (EGS) is an often fatal neurologic disease affecting primarily young grazing horses, and a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland are working to find its cause. Read More

Lawsuit: E-Z Pass Overcharges Horse Trailers

Several New Jersey horse owners have filed a lawsuit against E-Z Pass and the Delaware River Port Authority, claiming the electronic toll collection system has overcharged them repeatedly to cross the Commodore Barry Bridge. Read More

Study: Shelter-Seeking Behavior Most Common in Poor Weather Conditions

Just because turned-out horses might not use run-in sheds often does not mean these structures are not an important part of husbandry, says Camie R. Heleski, MS, PhD, a Michigan State University instructor and researcher. Read More

New Jersey Beefs Up Horse Health Regulations Enforcement

Officials say owners should be following regulations for bringing horses into the state. Read More

EEE: New Jersey Reports First Case

A 2-year-old mare from Monmouth County, N.J., was euthanized this month after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). This is the first 2010 case of EEE to be reported in the state. The mare was not vaccinated against EEE, Read More

Neuromuscular Disease Can Lead to Performance Issues

Neuromuscular diseases, which affect the function of muscles and the way they interact with the nervous system, can lead to performance issues, said Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, internal medicine clinician and graduate fellow at the U Read More

Horse's Age and Rider's Experience Affect Horse Injury

When it comes to horse management, "experience is the best teacher." According to a recent study by Swedish researchers, experienced staff might help protect your horse against orthopaedic injuries. The study tried to ascer Read More

Determining the Best Samples for EPE Testing

A recent study found that using rectal swab samples could be an alternative way to test for the Lawsonia intracellularis bacteria that causes equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) if the foal has decreased or no fecal output. Read More

Keeping Yourself Safe when Riding

Horseback riding is more dangerous than motorcycle racing, according to Heather S. Havlik, MD, director of the sports medicine program at Charlotte Medical Clinic in North Carolina. "Never take for granted the fact that your par Read More