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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

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Ionophore Intoxication in Horses

March 21, 2012

A recent recall of horse feed contaminated with the ionophore antibiotic monensin has prompted many questions.... Read More

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Western Feed, LLC Recalls Kountry Buffet Horse Feed

March 05, 2012

The recalled Kountry Buffet 14% horse feed could contain monensin sodium, which can be fatal for horses.... Read More

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Steps Taken to Classify Seizures in Horses

February 24, 2012

Compared to what's known about seizures in other species, there's surprisingly little data on equine seizures.... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Deaths Puzzle Authorities

February 23, 2012

Tennessee law enforcement authorities are hoping to solve the mystery surrounding the sudden deaths of ... Read More

Consuming persimmons, while sometimes appealing to horses, can be deadly; its fibers and seeds can create an obstruction within the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in potentially serious impaction colic.

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Persimmon Ingestion and Colic: A Retrospective Study

January 15, 2012

Persimmon fibers and seeds can create an obstruction in the GI tract, resulting in serious impaction colic.... Read More

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Missouri Court Rules in Nonveterinarian Dentist Case

January 09, 2012

A judge ruled that a non-veterinarian equine dentist could not perform tooth-floating services for pay.... Read More

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Dysphagia in Horses Difficult to Diagnose

January 02, 2012

There are more than 100 possible causes for dysphagia--the inability to swallow--in horses.... Read More

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Understanding Atypical Myopathy

December 30, 2011

Atypical myopathy--a sudden onset of acute muscle pain and damage--is related to pasture rather than exercise.... Read More

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Atypical Myopathy: 100+ Cases Diagnosed Worldwide in 2011

December 29, 2011

France and Great Britain each logged 34 cases in 2011, while just four cases were diagnosed in North America.... Read More

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One-Sided Runny Nose: Is Sinusitis to Blame?

December 28, 2011

Though there are many causes of runny noses in horses, one-sided nasal discharge is often caused by sinusitis.... Read More

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Not all Equine Heart Abnormalities are Abnormal

December 20, 2011

While some equine heart problems can be life- or career-threatening others typically don't impact performance.... Read More

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Practical Tips for Managing Obese Horses and Ponies

December 18, 2011

The ideal way to manage an obese horse or pony is to prevent it from becoming obese in the first place.... Read More

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Heart Rate's Effect on Equine Performance

November 27, 2011

A research team found that in young horses, as heart rate increased performance quality decreased.... Read More

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Neck Nuisances

November 22, 2011

Her growth/tumor is finally to the size that it inhibits her ability to flex her head back to her chest.... Read More

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Study: Dental Work Improves Feed Digestibility in Horses

November 18, 2011

Increased feed digestibility means greater conversion of feed to energy and--ideally--reduced feed bills.... Read More

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Lecture on Causes of Collapse in the Horse Scheduled

November 15, 2011

On Dec. 6, the New Bolton Center will present "The Collapsing Horse: When it's the Heart and When it's Not."... Read More

Hickstead and Eric Lamaze en route to a Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Acute Aortic Rupture Blamed for Hickstead's Death

November 09, 2011

An acute aortic rupture caused show jumping champion Hickstead's death during a Nov. 6 competition in Italy. ... Read More

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Hickstead's Death Remains Under Investigation

November 08, 2011

The sudden death of show jumping champion mount Hickstead could have been caused by a number of factors.... Read More

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Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

November 02, 2011

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased horses... Read More

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Endotoxemia Explained

November 01, 2011

Endotoxin release--which happens when the bowel's checks and balances are altered--causes serious issues.... Read More

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Keeping the Bitted Horse's Mouth Healthy

October 21, 2011

Studies offer conflicting information in regard to whether bit seating is beneficial to bitted horses.... Read More

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Managing Deciduous Teeth in Young Horses

October 19, 2011

Caring for deciduous teeth in young horses requires additional considerations from a veterinary standpoint.... Read More