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Neonatal Nuances

February 01, 2007

The first days of a foal's life can be risky; there are a number of things that can go wrong. Some problems can be dealt with easily (such as constipation), while others are life-threatening (such as a ruptured bladder).

In this article, Bonni... Read More

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What Causes Seizures?

December 06, 2006

Q: My eventer has recently been diagnosed with seizures. However, despite blood tests, we have no idea what causes them. The episodes last for approximately two minutes, and once they are over, he is completely normal again. He... Read More

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Seasonal Tying-Up: Toxins or Deficiency?

December 02, 2006

In Minnesota, cases of pasture myopathy (muslce disease caused by pasture) associated with severe non-exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis (also know as tying-up) are often attributed to the toxins found in white snakeroot. However, researchers at th... Read More

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Mycotoxins and Horse Health Covered in Forum

December 01, 2006

The Fourth World Mycotoxin Forum was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 6-8. Scientists, regulatory authorities, and industry personnel from over 30 countries met to review the current knowledge related to mycotoxins and discuss strategies for the... Read More

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University of Wisconsin Vying to Host Animal Disease Lab

November 29, 2006

The University of Wisconsin-Madison hopes to land a new high-security federal lab where scientists would help lead the nation's research on deadly animal diseases.

The lab would be operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S.... Read More

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FDA Warns Horse Owners About Fumonisins in Horse Feed

November 29, 2006

Each year, a number of horses die from eating corn or corn byproducts containing fumonisins. Fumonisins are a group of toxins produced by an endophytic mold found within the corn kernel. Typically, fumonisins are produced while the corn plant is... Read More

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FDA Warns Horse Owners and Veterinarians About Deaths Due to Unapproved Clenbuterol

November 27, 2006

The FDA has become aware of the deaths of several horses in the State of Louisiana associated with the use of a product labeled as "Clenbuterol HCL." Horse owners and veterinarians should be aware that there are no generic clenbuterol-containing... Read More

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Madonna Receives New Horse for Birthday

November 26, 2006

Singer/actress Madonna received a purebred Welsh gelding for her 47th birthday from her husband, Guy Ritchie, according to an icwales.co.uk article by Steve Dube of the Western Mail on Nov. 25. The gray gelding, Ystrad Dewi Briton (barn name... Read More

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Concentrated Counterfeit Clenbuterol Having Deadly Effect

November 22, 2006

Veterinarians at Louisiana State University have confirmed that two horses being treated at their veterinary teaching hospital died after ingesting concentrated clenbuterol. Tests on the drug have revealed that the solution contains 70 times the... Read More

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Fat Fillies and Slothful Stallions: The Obesity Epidemic Hits Equine Companions

November 06, 2006

An archive of Pet Columns from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is available online at www.cvm.uiuc.edu/petcolumns/. Requests for reprints of this article may be directed to Mandy Barth, Read More

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New Claim: Arsenic Poisoning Killed Phar Lap

October 23, 2006

Arsenic killed Australasia's greatest racehorse Phar Lap near San Francisco 74 years ago, a new scientific study alleges. The story in the Rupert-Murdoch-owned (Melbourne) Sun-Herald suggests that the finding 'reveals' that Phar Lap was... Read More

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Lost in the Fog's Ashes to Stay in the Bay Area

October 21, 2006

Lost in the Fog's owner, Harry Aleo, told the Sacramento Bee yesterday that the Thoroughbred's ashes will be buried at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley,... Read More

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Lost in the Fog's Cancer Extensive, Necropsy Reveals

October 19, 2006

The deceased champion sprinter Lost in the Fog's cancer was much more extensive than originally believed and most likely had been growing for many months.

Results of the necropsy, released Oct. 18, showed a gigantic tumor that compromised... Read More

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Afleet Alex Recovering After Hernia Surgery

September 28, 2006

Gainesway Farm reported Wednesday that dual classic winner and stallion Afleet Alex is recovering from surgery performed on Sept. 26 to repair an inguinal hernia.

The colt is expected to make a full recovery from the surgery, which was... Read More

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Owner of Texas Boarding Stable Suspects Intentional Poisoning of 27 Horses

September 21, 2006

The owner of Carousel Acres, the College Station, Texas, boarding facility where 27 horses died the week of July 16, says he now believes the horses were poisoned intentionally, according to The Eagle Land and Livestock Post.

The... Read More

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Geography a Likely Tie to Histoplasmosis Rates

September 21, 2006

Researchers with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia have found a strong correlation between the rate of histoplasmosis (epizootic lymphangitis) and the climate of the area in which horses live. The study was published in the July Veterinary... Read More

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Champion Sprinter Lost in the Fog Euthanatized

September 18, 2006

Lost in the Fog, last year's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, was euthanatized Sunday, Sept. 17, three weeks after doctors found three cancerous tumors in his spleen and along his back.

The charismatic champion began his career with 10... Read More

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Seizures in Horses

September 17, 2006

What causes seizures, and is there anything I can do to prevent them from happening?... Read More

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Aging and the Aortic Valve

September 14, 2006

Researchers from the United Kingdom report there is a decrease in contractile function of the horse's aortic valve with age, resulting in aortic valve disease.... Read More

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COX-2 Expression in Equine Tumors (ACVIM 2006)

September 14, 2006

Therapies for equine cancer are few and far between, but a veterinary oncologist from Colorado State University (CSU) thinks equine tumors could be treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). ... Read More

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Echocardiographs and Pulmonary Arterial Pressures

September 14, 2006

Researchers have found that echocardiographic measurements of the pulmonary artery, aorta, and heart chambers gave a valid estimate of pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) in horses. The ability to measure PAP is key to diagnosing and following... Read More

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Small Volume Resuscitation in Anesthetized Endotoxemic Horses

September 14, 2006

Endotoxemia occurs when toxins from the wall of Gram-negative bacteria crosses the intestinal wall and gains access to the bloodstream. Endotoxin becomes concentrated on the surface of white blood cells, causing them to secrete inflammatory agents. ... Read More

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Lost in the Fog Begins Chemotherapy

September 11, 2006

Lost in the Fog was resting in his stall at Golden Gate Fields Saturday (Sept. 9), two days after receiving his first chemotherapy treatment at the University of California, Davis.

The champion sprinter of 2005 had the treatment Thursday... Read More

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World Cup Winner Electrocutionist Dead

September 09, 2006

Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist died of an apparent heart attack Saturday, several days after an abnormality was detected in the 5-year-old horse's heart.

Dubai-based Godolphin Racing Inc. owned Electrocutionist, considered a to... Read More

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Damage From Within

September 01, 2006

Mycotoxins can form in plants within hours and they can reach maximum concentration within one to two weeks. ... Read More