Marie Rosenthal, MS
Articles by Marie Rosenthal
June 04, 2010
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
June 01, 2010
Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases. Read More
May 25, 2010
Researchers found that enterolith location did not affect the number of complications that horses experienced. Read More
May 23, 2010
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
May 13, 2010
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
May 07, 2010
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
May 07, 2010
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
May 03, 2010
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
May 01, 2010
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
April 30, 2010
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
April 27, 2010
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
April 23, 2010
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.Read More
April 14, 2010
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
April 12, 2010
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
April 08, 2010
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 ofRead More
April 02, 2010
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
March 29, 2010
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
March 21, 2010
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
March 20, 2010
Â 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
March 17, 2010
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
March 15, 2010
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
March 14, 2010
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
March 10, 2010
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
March 09, 2010
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
March 07, 2010
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