Recent News for Nutrition-Related Problems

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Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Not Just Tying-Up Anymore

February 12, 2013

Researchers have worked tirelessly to better understand the disorder, its causes, and how to best manage it.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... 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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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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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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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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Feeding for Immunity

December 03, 2012

Craft your horse's diet to help ward off infection and illness... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Common Milkweed

November 16, 2012

Common milkweed produces cardiac-glycosides that are toxic to horses and can cause death within 24 hours.... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Pilot Study Announced

November 12, 2012

This pilot study is in preparation for a full vaccine trial, which is likely to commence in 2013 or 2014.... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Supplementing Wisely

November 01, 2012

Assess your horse's overall diet, nutrient needs, health status, and workload before supplementing him.... Read More

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Fluoridated Water and Horses

October 14, 2012

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned that Ragwort in UK "Worse than Ever"

October 07, 2012

Ragwort is a poisonous weed for horses which results resulting in liver damage and, sometimes, death.... Read More

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Effect of Restricted Grazing on Hindgut pH and Fluid Balance

October 03, 2012

Restricted pasture access does not have negative effects on hindgut fermentation or fluid balance.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Hestad

September 29, 2012

Hestad studied how endophyte-infected tall fescue seed ingestion would affect nonpregnant mares.
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Valberg to be Inducted into Equine Research Hall of Fame

September 16, 2012

Valberg will be the first woman inducted into the Equine Research Hall of Fame.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

August 25, 2012

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America.... Read More

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Drought Damage Dangers: Nitrates and Mycotoxins

August 11, 2012

Horse owners might be concerned about the potential for an unsafe feed supply this year due to the drought.... Read More

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Identifying and Managing Acute Rhabdomyolysis in Horses

July 25, 2012

Understanding equine acute rhabdomyolysis can help ensure affected horses receive appropriate veterinary care.... Read More

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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