Marie Rosenthal, MS

Articles by Marie Rosenthal

Clones Benefit From Experienced Veterinarians at Birth

The best way to give cloned foals a leg up is to make sure that an experienced veterinary team is present when the mare gives birth, according to a recent study. Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, and her colleagues recently revie Read More

Vaccination Basics For Horses

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases. Read More

Enterolith Location Doesn't Affect Surgical Complications

Researchers found that enterolith location did not affect the number of complications that horses experienced. Read More

Germs Know No Boundaries: Vaccinate for Equine Influenza in Border States

Horse owners along the border states of Mexico should make sure that their horses are vaccinated against equine influenza virus (EIV) because the virus is prevalent in that country, according to new research.

Unfortunately, germs kno Read More

Foal Heart Murmurs Could Signal Other Problems

Any foal with an abnormally high respiration rate, heart rate, blue gums, or exercise intolerance should be evaluated for heart defects. If one is found, it's a good idea to look for other congenital problems.

K. Gary Magdesian, Read More

Digital Recorders Can Monitor Equine Cough

Someday people may use a digital audio recorder to evaluate equine respiratory diseases, as well as the air quality of the stable environment.

Marco Duz, MedVet, MRCVS, and his colleagues recorded horses' coughs over 24 hours, th Read More

Horses Unlikely to Spread Arboviruses to New Areas

Traveling horses are not a major source for the emergence of equine encephalitis viruses into new areas, according to Prof. Dr. Martin Pfeffer and Gerhard Dobler, MD, who looked at the role of animal trade and migration in spreading arboviruses Read More

On-Site Drug Detection May Soon Be Possible

Costas Georgakopoulos, PhD, and his colleagues in Greece are working to create technologies that enable officials to quickly discover whether athletes--animals or people--are using illegal substances or exceeding the allowable levels of legal m Read More

Dogs Also Victims of 2007 Equine Influenza in Australia

Australian officials confirmed that the equine influenza virus infecting about 20,000 horses in the country in 2007 also infected dogs that had close contact with the sick horses.

"Dogs that were with or near equine influenza-in Read More

The Life and Times of Equine Parasites

Understanding the life cycles of common equine internal parasites can help you manage them correctly, leading to healthier horses and "cleaner" farms. Understanding the life cycles of common equine internal parasites can help you manage... Read More

Fungus Might Help Control Strongyles Environmentally

Researchers trying to find alternatives to control strongyles, which are developing resistance to current dewormers, are looking at a fungus to control strongyles environmentally.

"Due to the emergence of anthelminthic resistanc Read More

Gammaherpesviruses: Bystanders or the Real Culprits?

Gammaherpesviruses (equid herpesvirus 2 and EHV-5) occur throughout the world, which makes it difficult to determine their pathogenic importance. The problem is deciding whether they are bystanders or are truly causing disease.

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Controlling Equine Influenza

A recent study confirmed that steps taken to manage an equine influenza outbreak in Japan were effective, working quickly to control the outbreak. On Aug. 15, 2007, 19 racehorses stabled at four race tracks came down with fever. Within a month, Read More

Foals Can Shed EPE Organisms to Uninfected Horses

Weanling foals that come down with equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) will recover if they are treated properly, so owners should look for this emerging disease in sick foals, said Nicola Pusterla, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor Read More

Tips for Dealing with Dewormer Resistance

Because parasite resistance to dewormers is developing in the United States, owners and trainers should deworm less often and only use products they know are effective in their herd, suggested Craig R. Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD, president of

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Foot Casts Aid Treatment of Distal Limb Injuries

Phalangeal casts can aid healing of wounds in the foot and pastern region and help a horse return to function, researchers recently reported.

Although phalangeal casts (which cover the hoof and pastern but not the fetlock) are often Read More

CEM Investigation: 23 Positive Stallions

A stallion in Wisconsin has become positive stallion No. 23 in an ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM).

Wisconsin State Veterinarian Robert Ehlenfeldt, DVM, said this horse is considered part of the outbreak th Read More

Corneal Ulcer Treatment Covered at Vet Conference

With their large, exposed eyes, horses are at risk for diseases of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye, said Elizabeth A. Giuliano, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, associate professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missou Read More

Strangles Vaccine in Europe Proven Safe in Pregnant Mares

 A live-attenuated strangles vaccine already in use in Europe has proven safe and effective in pregnant mares, according to a recent study.

The researchers studied the strangles vaccine EQUILIS StrepE (manufactured by Intervet/S Read More

Hormone Therapy Might Prevent Equine Abortion

Veterinarians might be able to prevent abortions in some pregnant mares that show premature mammary development, Dietrich H. Volkmann, BVSc, MMedVet (Gyn), Dipl. ACT, told equine veterinarians at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb Read More

Infectious Diarrhea in Horses: Determining the Cause

Multiple clues can help a practitioner determine the cause of infectious diarrhea or colitis in adult horses, including the farm's history of previous outbreaks, geographic location, and season. Read More

Laminitis: Physical Management Discussed at Vet Conference

Adjusting a laminitic horse's weight bearing plays a crucial role in the animal's recovery, explained Debra Ruffin Taylor, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Auburn University, at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 14-18 in Las Veg Read More

Navicular Syndrome Management Reviewed

Because navicular problems might affect soft tissue as well as bone, MRI is a better diagnostic tool than X ray in these cases, said Robert K. Schneider, DVM, MS, professor at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and part Read More

NSAID Choices for Horses Reviewed at Vet Conference

There is no "one-size-fits-all" non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy for horses; therapy should be tailored to the animal and situation, said Cornell University's Thomas J. Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, at the Read More

Avoiding Antibiotic Resistance in Equine Medicine

Although antibiotic resistance is not as serious a problem for horses as it is for people, the equine industry should use antibiotics judiciously, so they will continue to work against bacteria that cause disease - not just for the benefit of h Read More