Marie Rosenthal, MS

Articles by Marie Rosenthal

Combining 'Best' of Two Surgical Techniques for Right Dorsal Colitis

A gelding with right dorsal colitis has two surgical techniques to remove a diseased part of his bowel. Read More

A Gene for Speed?

What makes a winner? Just about every breeder and owner has asked and debated this question. Certainly genetics must play a role, or why else breed a winning stallion or mare? But is there a gene for speed? This was the question asked of the Read More

Unwanted Horses: Rescue and Sanctuary Organizations Unable to Keep Up

Each year there are about 100,000 unwanted horses in the United States, too many for the registered equine rescue and sanctuary groups to handle, according to a recent survey by researchers at the University of California, Davis. They found that th Read More

Horse Kick Victim Develops Rare Disease

A 79-year-old man who managed an animal sanctuary in England was trampled by his horses. He suffered cuts and bruises but otherwise seemed relatively unscathed. A week later, however, he was taken to the hospital because he was confused, feve Read More

Consider Stall Space When Shipping Overseas

Horses shipped from overseas normally travel in jet stalls, specially made containers that house three adult horses or five foals. David Hasenauer, president and CEO of Jet Pets, Inc. in Los Angeles, a privately owned and operated qu Read More

Genetic Response to Training Found

Researchers measured the way muscle genes are switched on and off when a Thoroughbred exercises and found that these genes work together to adapt to exercise training. "As any trainer knows, different muscles respond and adapt t Read More

Managing Abnormal Heart Rhythm in the Performance Horse

Exercise intolerance often is first sign that a performance horse has an abnormal heart rhythm, said Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, internal medicine clinician and graduate fellow in the department of large animal medicine at the Univer Read More

Treating Systemic Fungal Infections With Better Options

There are more options today for treating systemic fungal infections in foals and horses, but owners should be prepared for a long haul--treatment takes a long time, it's expensive, and the infection can reoccur. Read More

Head to Tail Neonatal Care

With the economy the way it is, many neonatal foals are being managed on the farm rather than being sent to a clinic, according to Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, at the recent Read More

Target Vitamin E Deficiency Early to Improve Outcomes of Horses with EMND

The prognosis for horses with equine motor neuron disease (EMND) caused by prolonged vitamin E deficiency is usually poor, but veterinarians from the University of Minnesota showed that early diagnosis and treatment can help these animals. Read More

Defensive Horsemanship Keeps Owners Safe when Working with Horses

A person who practices defensive horsemanship is less likely to be hurt while handling a horse, Robert M. Miller, DVM, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., said at the recent American Veterinary Medical Association meeting July 31-Aug. 3 in Atlanta, Ga. Read More

Knowing a Horse's Laterality Could Affect Training

Knowing whether a horse favors his left or right leg can help owners and trainers develop better training programs for him, according to Amanda Warren-Smith, PhD, of the Millthorpe Equine Research Centre in New South Wales, Australia. An easy w Read More

Penicillin's Effects on Castrated Horses

Giving procaine penicillin before and after castration reduces the levels of inflammatory markers on a horse's blood test, which suggest that this approach might reduce bacteria in the surgical wounds, according to a Danish study. Read More

Clues About Cardiac Arrest in Racehorses

Racehorses and other performance horses occasionally succumb to cardiac death during or after exertion, and in most cases equine researchers are at a loss as to why. Read More

Treating Horses with Tumors: New Technology Available

Sound-Eklin digital imaging company introduced the new Axxent Veterinary Electronic Brachytherapy System that will make it easier to perform radiation treatment in horses with tumors. Read More

More Foals Surviving Dystocia

Foals have a better chance of surviving dystocia if the mare is taken to an equine hospital as soon as the prolonged delivery is recognized, said Katherine Cole MacGillivray, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, of Haygard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, K Read More

Update on Equine and Canine Influenza

The best way to protect your horses and dogs from influenza virus is to vaccinate at-risk animals, practice good hygiene, and isolate infected animals, according to Tara C. Anderson, DVM, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. Read More

Be Aware of Systemic Effects of Topical Steroids

When a horse has a skin problem, most people reach for the steroid creams. However, because the creams are topical, many people don't realize they can have systemic effects on a horse. A recent study showed that a course of topical dexamethasone Read More

Full-Thickness Skin Grafts Have Superior Cosmetic Outcome

In horses requiring skin grafts to enhance wound healing, split-thickness grafts are typically used, according to Ferenc Toth, DVM, PhD, of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville; however, full-thickness grafts provide a better cosmetic appea Read More

USDA Announces Program to Expand Use of Private Land

Vilsack announced an effort to encourage land owners to provide public access to land for outdoor activities. Read More

Treating Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

If a foal comes down with signs of equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE), confirm the diagnosis, treat the affected foal, and monitor the herd for additional cases, Connie Gebhart, PhD, said at the 2010 ACVIM Forum, June 9-12 in Anaheim, Calif Read More

Lame Horses Use Muscles Differently, Study Shows

When people sprain an ankle, they tend to put all their weight on the other foot to compensate. Horses respond similarly to lameness, using sound muscles to compensate for the injury, according to a new study. This means that lameness affects Read More

Equine Influenza Vaccine Remains Effective Against Mutated Virus, Study Shows

Equine influenza virus mutates as it travels around the world from one animal to the next, and equine influenza vaccine must be updated periodically if the virus mutates to the point that the current vaccine does not adequately protect horses. Read More

Horse That Overcame Adversity Attempts Guinness World Record

Lukas, a 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding who stands 16.2 hands, may well be the smartest horse in the country--maybe the world, and owner-trainer Karen Murdock is trying to get him into the Guinness World Records for "Most numbers Read More

MRI can Help Identify How Arthritis Progresses, Study Shows

MRI could be used to measure bone density and sclerosis (abnormal bone hardening). Subchondral bone scler Read More