Recent News for Anatomy & Physiology

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Caroline Loos

February 25, 2017

Loos is studying muscle protein metabolism and how factors like exercise, diet, and disease impact muscle development. ... Read More

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Tips for Returning Horses to Work After Soft-Tissue Injury

February 25, 2017

Tailored rehab plans and frequent veterinary checks are just two pieces of the rehabilitation puzzle.... Read More

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New Nonsurgical Equine Sterilization Technique in the Works

February 23, 2017

While the actual product might still be several years away, researchers are currently testing "promising technologies."... Read More

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A New Equine Joint Pain Treatment Might be on the Horizon

February 22, 2017

Anti-nerve growth factor has been shown to have significant pain-relieving effects in other species.... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 22, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Complementary Therapies

February 21, 2017

Of the 665 respondents, 220 (33%) said their horses receive chiropractic care on a routine basis.... Read More

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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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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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2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Takes Place April 5-6

February 10, 2017

Equine lecture topics will include feeding endocrine-challenged horses, allergies, equine aging, supplements, and more.... 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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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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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

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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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Addressing Old Racing Injuries in Prepurchase Exams

February 01, 2017

How do I explain a retired racehorse's previous injury to a potential buyer?... 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

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Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues

January 31, 2017

Horses with exertional myopathies can benefit from dietary modifications as well as consistent targeted exercise.... Read More

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Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

January 25, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat.... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 23, 2017

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Feed Weanlings Carefully to Support Growth, Reduce DOD

January 23, 2017

A forage-based, total mixed-ration cube fed free choice supported weanling growth rates without increasing DOD cases.... Read More

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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

January 19, 2017

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential.... Read More

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AHF Funds Arabian Horse Research Projects

January 18, 2017

The Arabian Horse Foundation is funding research on juvenile idiopathic epilepsy and occipitoatlantoaxial malformation.... Read More