Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More

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Veterinary Students Benefit from Zoetis Support Program

November 24, 2015

The program is returning for its eighth year and providing around $1.5 million in donations.... Read More

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How to Manage Limb Lacerations in Horses

November 24, 2015

Knowing how and being prepared to triage serious wounds can help improve a patient's likelihood for a good recovery.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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Adelaide Researchers Investigating Acute Equine Disease

November 23, 2015

A mystery illness suddenly struck down 14 horses across South Australia last year, eight of them fatally.... Read More

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Do Current EMS Treatments Work?

November 23, 2015

Current treatment options can be successful but only with sufficient veterinary support and advice, researchers found.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

November 22, 2015

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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New Diagnostic Procedures to Detect XY Mares

November 22, 2015

The new procedures could make sterile mares with XY sex chromosomes easier and less expensive for breeders to detect.... Read More

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Targeted vs. Rotational Deworming: Which Is Less Expensive?

November 21, 2015

In certain situations, mainly stable herds of adult horses, deworming following FECs can be a cost-effective option.... Read More

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Breeding the Problem Mare With Endometritis

November 15, 2015

Learn how to manage these challenging cases and improve the mare's chance of producing a live foal.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

Extensive ossification of the ungular cartilages. The lateral (on the right) ungular cartilage is thicker than the medial (on the left) ungular cartilage.

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Are Ossified Ungular Cartilages Clinically Significant?

November 11, 2015

Some horses can develop lameness associated with injury of ossified ungular cartilages or the adjacent coffin bone.... Read More

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Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More

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Questions to Ask Before Breeding With Frozen Semen

November 07, 2015

Frozen semen offers many advantages, but it is important to understand that not all frozen semen is the same.... Read More

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Standing CT Unit Installed at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital

November 04, 2015

The new CT unit's gantry is 85 cm in diameter to accommodate large equine body parts, such as the neck.... Read More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Benefit Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 04, 2015

Recent study results support the hypothesis that omega-3s could modify a joint's response to inflammation.... Read More

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Laminitis Research Grant Pre-Proposals Sought

November 03, 2015

The AAEP Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for research projects on supporting limb laminitis until Jan. 15, 2016.... Read More

Here, the gullet is too narrow, the saddle tips forwards and bounces up and down, and the saddle is slipping to the right.

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Assessing Saddle Fit in Sport Horses

November 02, 2015

Dr. Sue Dyson shares her tips for ensuring your horse's saddle fits well and doesn't interfere with his performance.... Read More

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Horse Handling Techniques for Veterinarians and Owners

October 30, 2015

Learn how to safely train horses to behave during common procedures, such as taking temperatures and giving injections.... Read More

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Do Eye Wrinkles Reflect a Horse's Emotional State?

October 29, 2015

Researchers found that different types of situations affected horses' eye wrinkle characteristics.... Read More

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Study Reveals Areas for Improvement in Practice Management

October 28, 2015

Equine vets can use the results to help identify the top areas to focus on for improving their practice's profitability.... Read More

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Does a Canine Lyme Vaccine Elicit a Response in Horses?

October 28, 2015

Researchers found that vaccination with the currently available canine product could offer some protection for horses.... Read More

Researchers found that laryngoplasty has fewer risks and is less expensive if it’s performed in a standing horse.

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Standing Laryngoplasty Cheaper, Safer Than Classic Method

October 26, 2015

A procedure to correct a paralyzed larynx has fewer risks if it's performed in a standing horse, French researchers say.... Read More

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New Bolton Center to Use Robotics-Controlled Imaging System

October 23, 2015

The four-robot system can perform multiple modalities and will be used in conjunction with a high-speed treadmill.... Read More