Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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WCVM Seeking Healthy Horses for Respiratory Study

June 16, 2013

Researchers are seeking healthy, client-owned horses to take part in research on equine respiratory disease. ... Read More

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Foreign Object Consumption

June 11, 2013

My stallion ate a piece of netting off a roll of hay. Will it pass through his system? ... Read More

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Equine Muscle Matters Reviewed

June 07, 2013

Learn about equine muscle metabolism and how equine muscle mass is regulated.... Read More

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Equine Gastrointestinal Health Reviewed

June 03, 2013

Horse owners can take simple steps to help keep their animals' GI systems functioning optimally.... Read More

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Digestive Capacity in Weanling and Mature Horses Studied

May 15, 2013

Researchers compared the digestibility of a high-forage diet when fed to weanling versus mature horses.... Read More

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Insulin Resistance and Iron Overload

April 23, 2013

How can you reduce iron overload in horses that already are insulin resistant and have foundered?... Read More

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California Sees Rise in Horse Deaths due to Cardiac Failure

April 11, 2013

California racing saw a sharp increase last year in the number of fatalities due to cardiac failures.... Read More

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Subfertile Mares Need Conscientious Monitoring (AAEP 2012)

April 06, 2013

One researcher describes how practitioners can monitor pregnant mares to minimize reproductive losses.... Read More

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Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

April 02, 2013

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems.... Read More

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Gluck Research Foundation Releases Fourth Research Report

March 28, 2013

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its 2012 Research Report in March. ... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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Differences in Urine

March 05, 2013

My two horses' urine output is very different in smell and color. What could be causing this?... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More

Tight junctions beneath the microvilli (microscopic cellular membrane protrusions, seen here as parallel lines) in the equine intestinal lining. A NC State team has noticed these spaces tend to become “leaky” in the damaged mucosal barrier, allowing more cells in—both good and bad—than necessary.

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Colic Researchers: Tight Junctions Crucial in Gut Function

February 01, 2013

A research team is examining how infectious disease and inflammation impact cells in the horse's gut.... Read More

This image shows the species distribution from a single equine fecal sample; the large number of microflora illustrates the complexity of a horse's microbiome.

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Microbiomes: It's All About Balance

January 23, 2013

Veterinarians are starting to understand the complexity and diversity of equine microbiome.... Read More

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Recognizing a Club Foot: Foals to Adults (AAEP 2012)

January 21, 2013

Horse owners and veterinarians can identify a club foot based on classic signs and grades of severity.... Read More

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Study: Barefoot Trimming Can Impact Hoof Conformation

January 03, 2013

A specific trimming technique increased the hoof's weight-bearing area and increased the heel angle.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Laminitis Overview and Anatomy

December 24, 2012

It's important to have at least an understanding of the structures in play during a laminitic episode. ... Read More

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Look, Ma--No Shoes!

December 13, 2012

Study examines changes in toe angle and proximal hoof circumference without shoes.... Read More

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Human Barefoot Trends: What Can they Tell Us About Horses?

December 04, 2012

Learn what human barefoot running trends are teaching us about horse podiatry and laminitis management.... Read More

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Feeding for Immunity

December 03, 2012

Craft your horse's diet to help ward off infection and illness... Read More

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Pre- and Probiotics for Horses

November 26, 2012

Providing pre- and probiotics, coupled with proper nutrition, can have positive effects on horses' health.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More