Recent News for More Diseases & Conditions

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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

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Rattlesnake Bites in Horses: A Retrospective Review

October 16, 2011

Researchers noted a 9% mortality rate in horses bitten by rattlesnakes.... Read More

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Restorative Dentistry in Horses

October 13, 2011

Advancements in equine restorative dentistry are giving owners options when faced with some dental disorders.... Read More

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Making Sense of the Cushing's-EMS-Hypothyroidism Puzzle

October 01, 2011

What is the difference between these three potentially confusing conditions? ... Read More

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Plants That Kill

October 01, 2011

Minimize your horse's risk of ingesting a deadly plant by identifying and removing harmful species ... Read More

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Paraneoplastic Signs: First Indicators of Cancer in Horses?

September 23, 2011

Paraneoplastic manifestations are often the first clue a horse has developed an internal form of cancer.... Read More

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Grazing Muzzles' Efficacy at Reducing Pasture Intake

September 06, 2011

Grazing muzzles can be effective at reducing pasture intake, sometimes reducing intake by as much as 85%.... Read More

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Endophyte-Infected Tall Fescue and its Effect on Broodmares

August 22, 2011

Tall fescue produces a toxic alkaloid that causes disorders in broodmares that consume the forage.... Read More

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Equine Malignant Melanoma Horse Course Archived

August 22, 2011

The latest Horse Course on equine malignant melanoma is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com. ... Read More

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Weight Gain for Older Horses

August 01, 2011

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping his weight up after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

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The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More

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Toxic Blue-Green Algae Forces Trail Event Cancellation

August 01, 2011

A competitive trail riding event in Kansas was canceled due to blue-green algae in Big Hill Reservoir. ... Read More