Recent News for Vet and Professional

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MSTN Gene: Not Just for Evaluating Racehorse Potential

February 15, 2017

The gene appears to affect horses' muscular ability to carry out specific gaits, such as the tolt in Icelandics.... Read More

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Understanding Foal Immunity In Utero and Beyond

February 15, 2017

The science behind immunity is complex, but many aspects are useful in everyday mare and foal management.... Read More

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How to Tell if Your Saddle Hurts Your Horse

February 14, 2017

A properly fitting saddle is key to keeping any ridden horse healthy and performing at its best.... Read More

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Paint-On Aseptic Skin Prep Easy, Effective, Cost-Efficient

February 13, 2017

Products that don't requiring scrubbing to remove dirt and bacteria from skin are gaining in popularity.... Read More

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Farriers Play an Important Role in Horse Health

February 13, 2017

Farriers manage and provide protection for horse hooves. Here's a look at how they help maintain horses' health.... Read More

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University of Illinois Adds Farrier Service

February 13, 2017

The university is acquiring Middlefork Forge and the Midwest Horseshoeing School, both located in Illinois.... Read More

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How to Feed Senior Horses

February 13, 2017

Age is a number, not a disease, said Dr. Megan Shepherd. Remember this when tailoring a diet for your older horse.... Read More

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What We Know (and Don't Know) About Bisphosphonates

February 12, 2017

Many navicular horses have benefited from bisphosphonate treatment, but some questions remain about these medications.... Read More

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Blood in Semen: How Much is Too Much?

February 11, 2017

Semen can be contaminated by blood--to an extent--and still be fertile. ... Read More

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Risk Factors Associated with R. equi Pneumonia

February 10, 2017

There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors.... Read More

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Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

February 10, 2017

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly.... Read More

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10 Equine Dentistry Resources on TheHorse.com

February 09, 2017

February is the AVMA's national pet dental health month. Brush up on your equine dental knowledge with these resources.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2016

February 09, 2017

Dr. Terry Blanchard shares studies on endometritis, semen extenders, stem cell therapy, and more.... Read More

California state animal health officials were deeply involved with the recent equine herpesvirus-1 outbreak at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Here, a horse waits to enter quarantined isolation.

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The Role of State Officials in Protecting Horse Health

February 08, 2017

Animal health officials help manage disease outbreaks, ensure the health of animals crossing state lines, and more.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2016

February 08, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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How Veterinarians Become Involved in Equine Rescue Cases

February 07, 2017

Take a look at six ways vets might become involved as well as the legal considerations when dealing with these cases.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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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Poll Recap: Equine Dental Exams

February 07, 2017

Of the 911 respondents, 802 (88%) said their horse has had a dental exam or treatment in the past 12 months.... Read More

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Using MRI to Evaluate Fetlock Pain

February 06, 2017

Vets use MRI to identify issues and prescribe targeted treatment to give the horse the best chance at returning to work.... Read More

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Methods for Rehabbing Horse Joints

February 04, 2017

There's not one particular approach for rehabilitating injured joints. Here are a few of the options vets have to use.... Read More

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A New Antibiotic for Resistant Synovial Infections in Horses

February 03, 2017

Researchers found that meropenem can be useful, but should only be used when other antibiotics have failed. Here's why.... Read More

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How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

February 03, 2017

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others.... Read More

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Best Practices for Equine Rescues

February 02, 2017

Quality rescues practice good horse husbandry, maintain a realistic annual budget, seek continuing education, and more.... Read More

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Venogram Patterns Vary, So Assess Them Carefully

February 01, 2017

Taking multiple radiographic views--both weight-bearing and not--allows vets to assess the findings most accurately.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Equine Muscle Injuries

February 01, 2017

While not frequently diagnosed, muscle injuries can cause pain, lameness, and poor performance in horses.... Read More