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Oleander Poisoning: A Preventable Illness

May 01, 2013

Oleanders contain numerous toxic compounds which can be deadly to people and animals--including horses.... Read More

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Prolonged Gestation: Is Fescue Toxicosis a Possibility?

April 30, 2013

My mare was bred more than 390 days ago and still has not foaled. Is it possible she has grass poisoning?... Read More

The photo on the left shows the outside of a horse’s heart. The photo on the right shows the inside. Ao=aorta; PA=pulmonary artery; LA=left atrium; LV=left ventricle; RV=right ventricle; VM=mitral valve; AoV=aortic valve

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The Equine Heart: Power Plant Unequaled

April 29, 2013

Learn about the equine heart and some conditions most often encountered by equine cardiologists.... 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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Few Clues in Alleged Pennsylvania Horse Poisonings

April 11, 2013

Law enforcement authorities continue to be stymied by the alleged poising of nine horses in Pennsylvania. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Police Probe Alleged Horse Poisonings

April 02, 2013

Police are hoping the public can help unravel a mystery surrounding nine alleged horse poisonings.... Read More

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What to Consider Before Tooth Removal in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 01, 2013

Before extracting a horse's tooth, owners and veterinarians must consider a number of important factors.... Read More

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Handling Equine Oral Tooth Extraction Failures (AAEP 2012)

March 22, 2013

Tooth extractions don't always go as planned, so practitioners must be ready for potential complications.... Read More

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Triaging Acute Equine Neurologic Emergencies

March 19, 2013

One veterinarian reviewed the steps in triaging acute equine neurologic emergencies in the field.... Read More

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Alltech Launches Five-Point Mycotoxin Management Program

March 09, 2013

Exposure to certain mycotoxins can cause a number of serious health problems for horses, including death.... Read More

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Concerning Collapse

February 05, 2013

My horse collapsed at a show, but had normal vitals upon standing. Now she's lethargic. What could be wrong?... Read More

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Thinking Through Cheek Tooth Extraction Complications (AAEP 2012)

January 25, 2013

Planning for potential dental extraction complications is essential to a successful procedure.... Read More

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Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More

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Commentary: The Evolution of Equine Disease Quarterly

January 19, 2013

Dr. Roberta Dwyer shares thoughts on the evolution of the publication produced by UK and Lloyd's of London.... Read More

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Equine Grass Sickness--Still an Enigma

January 18, 2013

Researchers still do not know grass sickness' cause and, therefore, lack any means for causal therapy.... Read More

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Utter Speaks about Eye Cancer in Horses at Penn Vet

January 18, 2013

Monthly First Tuesday lecture series focuses on equine eye cancer in February.... Read More

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Aortic Rupture Suspected in Olympic Show Jumper's Death

January 17, 2013

Show jumper Wonderboy III likely died from a cardiac condition leading to aortic rupture, his owner says.... Read More

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Link Identified between Tree Seed and Seasonal Pasture Myopathy

January 16, 2013

Seeds from box elder trees were consistently present in the autumn pastures of all horses studied.... Read More

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Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More

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Diet Restriction for Equine Weight Loss

December 29, 2012

Researchers found that dietary restriction to 1.25% of body mass can promote weight loss, to a certain extent.... 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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Toxic Weeds Likely Behind the Deaths of 19 BLM Horses

December 17, 2012

Preliminary results from Colorado State University suggests ingestion of the plant caused the horses' deaths.... Read More

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Simultaneous Ivermectin and Solanum Plant Poisoning in Horses

December 07, 2012

Horses consuming Solanum plants could be at risk for ivermectin toxicity, even if the drug is dosed correctly.... Read More

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UK to Host 2013 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 04, 2012

The programs will highlight industry research findings, reproduction topics, and horse management issues.... Read More

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Bitting Problems and Your Horse

December 03, 2012

Evaluate dental health and bit suitability to determine if your bit could be causing training issues.... Read More