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Fluoridated Water and Horses

October 14, 2012

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned that Ragwort in UK "Worse than Ever"

October 07, 2012

Ragwort is a poisonous weed for horses which results resulting in liver damage and, sometimes, death.... Read More

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Effect of Restricted Grazing on Hindgut pH and Fluid Balance

October 03, 2012

Restricted pasture access does not have negative effects on hindgut fermentation or fluid balance.... Read More

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Inguinal Hernia in Horses

October 01, 2012

My gelding has been diagnosed with a hernia between the omentum and the inguinal ring. He hasn't had signs of ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Hestad

September 29, 2012

Hestad studied how endophyte-infected tall fescue seed ingestion would affect nonpregnant mares.
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Counterfeit Equine Anemia Drug Surfaces in Canada

September 24, 2012

Bioniche annouced that Hippirontm 1000 has been counterfeited and was being sold via an Internet website.... Read More

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Equine Wolf Teeth

September 09, 2012

While these teeth usually don't pose a health risk to the horse, they are often removed in performance horses.... Read More

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Tumors and Treatments

August 31, 2012

These lumps and bumps can mean trouble, but researchers are making headway in defining tumor treatment strateg... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

August 25, 2012

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America.... Read More

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Cardiorespiratory Causes of Poor Equine Performance

August 17, 2012

In order for a horse to reach his athletic potential, his cardiorespiratory system must function properly.... Read More

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Univ. of Md. Extension Schedules Routine Horse Care Lectures

August 12, 2012

The three-part series will cover routine veterinary, farriery, and dental care.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Movement Disorders

August 02, 2012

More research is needed to fully understand equine movement disorders such as shivers and stringhalt.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

July 23, 2012

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides.... Read More

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Elite, Non-Elite Endurance Horse Hearts Compared

July 22, 2012

Elite endurance horses had fewer cardiac abnormalities and different cardiac dimensions than non-elite horses.... Read More

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Show Jumper Presley Boy in Intensive Care with Laminitis

July 16, 2012

The stallion worked July 5 before developing colic and endotoxemia that night. He remains in intensive care.... Read More

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Texas Horse Tooth Etching Case Closed

July 13, 2012

The case has been closed unless new information emerges, according to one Texas law enforcement officer.... Read More

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MSU Expands Equine Dental Services

July 11, 2012

Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is offering expanded equine dental services.... Read More

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High Blister Beetle Numbers Reported in Texas

July 09, 2012

Reports indicate a higher than usual number of blister beetles, which are toxic to horses, in some areas.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Commentary: Equine Melanoma and the Nature of Malignancy

July 07, 2012

One veterinarian shares his views on equine melanoma and malignancy.... Read More

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Texas Horse's Teeth Disfigured

July 05, 2012

A Texas veterinarian is hoping to determine who engraved an obscenity onto a horse's front teeth and why.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 01, 2012

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Making Sense of Mycotoxins

June 29, 2012

Mycotoxin exposure in horses, caused by feed contaminated with fungi, can be dangerous or fatal.... Read More

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Livestock Heat-Stress Emergency Issued as High Temps Persist

June 27, 2012

High temperatures and dry conditions cause a livestock heat stress emergency warning to be issued.... Read More

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Hindgut Microflora's Potential Role in Equine Obesity

June 04, 2012

Researchers now believe the microflora residing in the hindgut could contribute to equine obesity.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Surgical Outcomes for Headshakers

June 02, 2012

Recent work suggests surgery could be an option for headshakers, with a long-term success rate of nearly 50%.... Read More