Marie Rosenthal, MS

Articles by Marie Rosenthal

Study Shows Stall Cleaning Impacts Stable Air Quality

A change in your approach to horse stall cleaning might result in improved air quality in the stable, report researchers from Georg-August University of Guttingen, in Germany. Researchers measured the air quality in the stable with different bedding Read More

How Acupuncture Works: Mixed Signals

"Acupuncture is real medicine, based on anatomy and physiology," she explained. "Getting the best results comes from seeing what's right in front of us--muscle tension, imbalances in the nervous system, and the health impact of stress, malnutrition, Read More

Predicting Equine Postoperative Infections

Inflammatory markers in horses' blood might tell veterinarians when the animals are at risk for adverse events after surgery.

"Monitoring the recovery of the patient closely in the postoperative period allows the surgeon to detect infection Read More

Stallion Hygiene Key for Improving Frozen Semen

The semen of some stallions tolerates freezing well, while the semen of others does not. Researchers are trying to discover the reasons for this in order to develop freezing protocols that decrease the variability of sperm, thereby increasing th Read More

Diarrhea Prevention in Hospitalized Horses a Delicate Bacterial Balance

Diarrhea acquired while staying in a hospital, termed nosocomial diarrhea, is an unfortunate risk when hospitalizing a horse, but there are steps owners and veterinarians can take to help prevent disease.

There are many reasons wh Read More

Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Might Offer Some WNV Protection

Vaccination against Japanese encephalitis might mitigate West Nile virus (WNV) infection in some horses, said a group of researchers from Japan's National Institute of Animal Health Read More

Reduced Joint Inflammation Noted in Nutraceutical Study

A dietary nutraceutical composed of mussel, shark cartilage, abalone, and Biota orientalis lipid extract (trade name Epiitalis), reduced inflammatory responses similar to those experienced by a horse with arthritis, researchers reported in a Read More

Cribbing Not a Learned Behavior, Researchers Say

Despite many horse owners' belief to the contrary, researchers concluded in a new study that cribbing does not appear to be a learned disorder. However, genetic predisposition appears to be a factor, especially among Thoroughbreds.

Julia D. Read More

Colicky Horses At Risk For Blood Clots

Horses with colic are at higher risk for developing a life-threatening blood-clotting disorders called disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC. This disorder can cause excessive bleeding or excessive clotting.

Blood clotting is a comple Read More

Research in Horses Shows Parasite that Causes Babesiosis Can Be Eliminated

Many countries in the world outside of the United States are home to the parasite Babesia caballi, which can cause illness or death in horses. Some infected horses might recover and become inapparent carriers of the parasite.

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Research Shows Exercised Horses Have Fewer Unwanted Behaviors

Providing a stabled horse with one hour of exercise daily has beneficial effects on horse welfare, as well as handler safety, according to a new study.

"Providing horses with a daily exercise regime, as well as regular positive Read More

Equine Visual Laterality Reinforces Horse Handling Traditions

The convention of leading and mounting the horse from the left might be more than just tradition, according to a new study from St. Andrews University. The study, led by Kate Farmer, MA, at the Harmony Center in Austria, shows that horses Read More

Equine Sinus Surgery Aided by CT Scan

Paranasal sinus surgery is a challenging operation that can encounter complications, such as pneumocephalus, a condition in which air is trapped inside the brain. Veterinarians recently used a computed tomography (CT) scan to decide the best way Read More

Impaction Colic: Consistent Management Reduces Risk

A horse's risk of impaction colic might be elevated by decreased exercise, restricted water intake, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and poor dentition, said Amy E. Plummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVS Read More

Livestock Antibiotic Bill in the Works

A congressional committee recently held a hearing on a bill that proposes severe restrictions on the use of antibiotics in food animals. The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009 would ban "non-therapeutic" uses of Read More

Colic Surgery Outcomes Improved by Recent Advances

Today's colicking horse has a good chance for survival, said Gal Kelmer, DVM, MS, who recently wrote a review of equine colic surgery advances for Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice.

A horse's anatomy puts it at ris Read More

Pain of Branding, Microchip Insertion Compared in New Study

It is significantly more painful for a horse to be branded with a hot iron than it is to receive a microchip transponder for identification purposes, researchers concluded in a new study. They also found pain from hot branding lasts for at least Read More

Rider Pressure Affects Horse Tack Evaluation

The force a rider exerts on the horse's back will shift depending on his or her position and should be included in any evaluation of tack pressure, researchers recently reported.

"You need a force that is distributed over a certain area to Read More