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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

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Quality of Life with a Cleft Palate?

June 01, 2012

I work on a stud farm in South Africa. We have a 2-year-old that has a cleft ... Read More

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Study Identifies Causes for Misbehavior in Pony Club Mounts

May 27, 2012

Researchers recently identified risk factors for bad behavior in a population of Pony Club horses.... Read More

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Prevalence of Post-Anesthesia Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses

May 16, 2012

Study links common post-surgical heart arrhythmia in horses to anesthesia, surgery, and recovery.... Read More

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Effects of Food Deprivation on Horses' Cardiac Function

May 04, 2012

Research finds withholding a horse's feed reduced heart rate and increased atrioventricular block frequency.... Read More

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Heart Problems Claim Thoroughbred Stallion Dynaformer

April 30, 2012

Dynaformer was pensioned after suffering an aortic valve rupture the afternoon of April 14 while in his stall.... Read More

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Bladder, Urachus, and Umbilicus Problems in Neonatal Foals

April 29, 2012

These issues can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated promptly and properly.... Read More

Using radiographs (X rays) and fluoroscopy (real-time radiography) of a horse's head while wearing a bridle and bit, Clayton evaluated the position of the bit in a horse's mouth with and without tension applied to the reins.

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Researcher Evaluates Bit, Rein Interaction with Equine Mouth

April 13, 2012

Bits, nosebands, and headpieces all exert pressure on horses when riders place pressure on the reins.... Read More

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Cisplatin and Vaccination

April 01, 2012

My gelding was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in his third eyelid. He'll be starting cisplatin injecti... Read More

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New 'Cancer Vaccine' for Horses in the Works (AAEP 2011)

March 27, 2012

Researchers are testing a 'cancer vaccine' to determine if it might be a viable equine treatment option.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Red Maple

March 23, 2012

Red maple is a valued landscaping tree in the eastern United States and Canada but is also toxic to horses.... Read More

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Complicated Equine Skin Diseases

March 23, 2012

Complicated and emerging equine skin disorders do exist, but they are rare, according to one researcher. ... Read More

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Equine NSAID Use: Indications and Complications

March 21, 2012

Even when NSAIDs are used appropriately, the drugs can still prove damaging to the patient.... Read More