Recent News for Vet and Professional

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Exams in Five Easy Steps

February 07, 2015

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems.... Read More

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... Read More

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Studying Exercising Arrhythmias in Sport Horses

February 05, 2015

Researchers at the University of Bern are studying cardiac adaptations to training in eventing and endurance horses.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

Dr. John Madigan inspects a maladjusted foal.

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Newborn Foals Could Offer Clues About Autism

February 04, 2015

Researchers at UC Davis are exploring a possible link between neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism.... Read More

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Exercise's Effects on Horses' Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

February 04, 2015

Researchers determined that exercise causes horses' back dimensions to change, which could negatively impact saddle fit.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Adult Horses

February 03, 2015

Hearing loss occurs but is seldom reported. Learn about this condition, which impacts horses' behavior and performance.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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New TMS Formulation Confirmed Safe, Effective in Study

February 01, 2015

The new trimethoprim sulfadiazine (TMS) formulation reduced fever and eliminated infection in many treated horses.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture in Older Horses

January 30, 2015

Horses' superficial digital flexor tendons stiffen as they age, putting the structures at risk of tearing.... Read More

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Measuring Horses' Skin Temperature Changes Underwater

January 29, 2015

Infrared thermography (IRT) appears effective at measuring a horse's skin temperature during water treadmill exercise.... Read More

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Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

January 28, 2015

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods.... Read More

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares' Fertility

January 27, 2015

Mare fertility declines with age in association with reduced follicle count, and AMH is correlated with follicle count. ... Read More

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Using a 'Micro' Scope to Diagnose Equine Stifle Problems

January 25, 2015

Learn how vets are using an arthroscope that's 1.3 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length to evaluate stifle problems.... Read More

Hoof testers add pressure to the foot’s sole and can indicate if the horse has any hoof discomfort or pain.

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Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

January 22, 2015

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2014

January 20, 2015

Studies covered biofilms, chilled and frozen semen, endometritis, placentitis, oxidative stress and fertility, and more.... Read More

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NYRA Announces Additional Safety Protocols

January 19, 2015

The additional protocols come in the wake of a recent rash of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack.... Read More

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Which Cryotherapy Method Works Best for Cooling Hooves?

January 18, 2015

Methods that immerse the hoof and limb in ice and water to at least fetlock level are most effective.... Read More

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Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

January 15, 2015

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons.... Read More

Once the horse is in MRI room, his leg is positioned in the unit. The standing MRI scans an area about the size of a grapefruit, so veterinarians perform careful diagnostics prior to MRI to localize the area of interest.

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Palm Meadows Training Center Adds Standing MRI Unit

January 14, 2015

The standing MRI is the first installed at a Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America, officials say.... Read More

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'Inflamm-Aging,' Satellite Cells, and the Equine Athlete

January 14, 2015

Researchers are looking for ways to help aging equine athletes through so-called "satellite cells."... Read More

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Vets Test Optical Coherence Tomography in Horse Joints

January 09, 2015

This new technique could allow veterinarians to better evaluate equine joint cartilage.... Read More

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Microneedles Help Lidocaine Permeate Through Horse Skin

January 08, 2015

Pretreating an area with microneedles resulted in a 170% increase in the amount of lidocaine that permeated the skin.... Read More

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UT Veterinary College Offers Conference for Horse Owners

January 04, 2015

Lecture topics will include hoof care, nutrition, emergency care, dentistry, eye diseases, behavior, and more.... Read More