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Mycotoxin Feed Contamination Poses Health Risks for Horses

July 24, 2013

Learn about the potentially serious horse health problems mycotoxins—metabolites produced by mold—can cause.... Read More

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Equine Collapse Reviewed

July 17, 2013

Equine collapse frequently presents a diagnostic challenge for veterinarians, and many cases go unsolved.... Read More

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Snakebite in Horses

July 15, 2013

Learn about the clinical signs of snakebites and treatment options that could help affected horses recover.... Read More

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Rattlesnake Bite Vaccine

July 08, 2013

Is the equine vaccine for snakebites effective against all rattlesnake species in the United States?... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Weigh In on Equine Diets

July 02, 2013

Of the 688 voters, 77% indicated they had, at one time or another, used a diet to reduce a horse's weight.... Read More

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Headshaking Supplement Efficacy Tested

July 01, 2013

Researchers found a feed supplement designed to combat headshaking provided little relief to affected horses.... Read More

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10 Summer Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

June 29, 2013

High temperatures and humidity can make caring for horses a challenging endeavor.... Read More

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New Study Links Sycamore Tree to Atypical Myopathy

June 19, 2013

Toxins from the seeds of the sycamore tree are the likely cause of atypical myopathy.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Understanding and Managing Equine Obesity

June 01, 2013

One equine nutritionist describes factors contributing to equine obesity and provides management tips.... Read More

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Eventing Gold Medalist King Artus Dies at Competition

May 22, 2013

The 17-year-old Holsteiner gelding collapsed at the end of a cross-country course May 18 in Germany. ... Read More

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Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

May 19, 2013

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More

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Tips for Guarding Against Heat Stress in Horses

May 18, 2013

Identify and address the early stages of heat stress in horses before heat stroke develops.... Read More

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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