Recent News for Vet and Professional

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Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Consensus Statement

October 03, 2015

The statement summarizes the current knowledge about ulcers and is designed to provide guidelines for veterinarians.... Read More

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Functional Electrical Stimulation and Equine Muscle

October 02, 2015

Researchers found that functional electrical stimulation improved the density and distribution of muscle mitochondria.... Read More

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New Online Course on Horses Launches at UF

October 02, 2015

The course includes information on common health issues, the species' history, equine business and research, and more.... Read More

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More

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How Does Nose Twitching Affect a Horse?

October 02, 2015

Researchers concluded that nose twitches, when properly applied, are a humane restraint for short usage situations.... Read More

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FDA Seeking Vets' Input on Antiparasitic Resistance Survey

September 30, 2015

The FDA says responses will help efforts to slow the development of resistance and more.... Read More

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Events at 2015 AAEP Convention to Benefit Horse Welfare

September 29, 2015

A scramble-style golf tournament and the AAEP Foundation Celebration will both raise funds to improve horse welfare.... Read More

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Respiratory Problems and Poor Performance

September 29, 2015

Vets can evaluate and treat performance-limiting respiratory problems to help return the patient to peak performance.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

Fecal egg counts (completed under a microscope) performed before and after deworming help owners determine whether a drug is effective and which horses are low, moderate, or high shedders.

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Novel Equine Deworming Principles, Procedures in the Works

September 25, 2015

Researchers are working to help us better evaluate and manage parasites in the face of anthelmintic resistance.... Read More

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OSU Veterinary Hospital Acquires a Dynamic Respiratory Scope

September 24, 2015

The dynamic respiratory scope will allow veterinarians to better assess performance horses' upper respiratory tracts.... Read More

Erica Phillips prepares targets for MALDI-TOF.

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New Technology Speeds Animal Disease Diagnosis

September 24, 2015

Scientists are hailing a new technology called MALDI-TOF as a game changer for Kentucky animal health.... Read More

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Osteoarthritis and IRAP

September 23, 2015

How long will a horse with osteoarthritis remain sound after successful IRAP treatment? ... Read More

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Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More

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Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

September 22, 2015

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Lameness Early

September 21, 2015

What do you do when your horse isn't moving quite right? Here's a look at how to diagnose lamenesses early.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Esophageal Stricture Treatment

September 19, 2015

Stricture occurs when a ring of tissue reduces the esophagus' diameter, making it hard for a horse to ingest food.... Read More

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Divers to Discuss Liver Disease During 2015 Milne Lecture

September 17, 2015

Thomas Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, AVECC, will furnish a game plan to identify and treat diseases of the equine liver.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

September 15, 2015

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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BEVA Addresses Injury Risks Posed to Horse Vets

September 15, 2015

A survey revealed that being a horse vet could carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the U.K.... Read More

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2015 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas Flush With Opportunities

September 14, 2015

The 2015 convention will take place Dec. 5-9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More

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'Gait Keeper' Gene Mutation Found in Trotting Horses

September 13, 2015

Researchers say the 'Gait Keeper' gene appears to be responsible for trotters' success in harness racing.... Read More

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OSU Opens New State-of-the-Art Equine Veterinary Facility

September 12, 2015

A $1 million gift helped fund the Oklahoma State University Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health.... Read More