Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Geor to head Massey University College of Sciences

September 22, 2014

Raymond Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, will take his new post at Massey University in March 2015.... Read More

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Is Low-Dose Omeprazole Effective for Treating Ulcers?

September 22, 2014

A low dose of omeprazole is as effective in treating some gastric ulcers as the standard dose, researchers say.... Read More

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Consensus on Equitation Science Research

September 21, 2014

Equitation science's aim is to provide evidence that can improve horse training, performance, and welfare.... 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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Field Study for Equine Melanoma Vaccine Announced

September 21, 2014

Researchers will be conducting a field study evaluating a vaccine designed to treat equine melanoma.... Read More

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Survey Gives Snapshot of British Veterinary Professions

September 20, 2014

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has published its surveys of the veterinary and veterinary nursing professions.... Read More

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Study Examines EIPH and Racing Performance

September 19, 2014

Researchers recently found no link between most horses who suffer from EIPH and long-term racing performance.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Pressure, Support

September 18, 2014

Researchers sought to determine how much support abdominal bandages provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More

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Improving a Horse's Proprioception During Rehabilitation

September 16, 2014

Learn about three techniques riders can use to improve motion deficits using the horse's proprioceptive awareness.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs Salutes Equine Research Foundation, Sponsors

September 15, 2014

Sept. 24 is the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, in support of a leading source of equine research.... Read More

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Monitor Horses for Sinusitis After Nasogastric Intubation

September 14, 2014

Horses rarely get sinusitis, and if they do, veterinarians can easily treat them using antibiotics.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Your Horse's Teeth

September 13, 2014

Owners often report that their horses relax and perform better after corrective dental procedures.... Read More

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Horse Vets Have Highest Injury Risk of U.K. Professions

September 12, 2014

Study shows horse vets carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the United Kingdom.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: Pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

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New BEVA President Appointed

September 11, 2014

Dr. Andrew Harrison will serve as the British Equine Veterinary Association president in 2014-15.... Read More

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BEVA Trust to Trial Vet Volunteers

September 11, 2014

The British Equine Veterinary Association's philanthropic arm is launching a series of vet volunteer pilot projects.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

The ointment successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter, a study shows.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

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Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

September 06, 2014

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim.... Read More

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Horse Hair Analysis to Detect Chronic Selenium Toxicity

September 05, 2014

How can you tell if your horse is consuming too much selenium? Research results show the answer is in the mane and tail.... Read More

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Second 'Vetcamp' Takes Place in Germany

September 04, 2014

Vetcamp is a conference for young vets designed to promote career growth for young professionals.... Read More

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Rehabilitation Exercises from the Ground

September 03, 2014

Learn how dynamic mobilization, core strengthening, and balancing exercises can benefit horses recovering from injury.... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

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Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More

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Anderson Honored As 2014 Equine Science Award Winner

September 01, 2014

Kathleen Anderson, PhD, is an associate professor and equine extension specialist at the University of Nebraska. ... Read More

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Study: Vets Disagree on Equine Neurologic Assessments

August 31, 2014

Researchers determined that veterinarians don't always agree on whether horses are ataxic and how severe that ataxia is.... Read More