Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Equine Gait Analysis: Sensor Placement Consistency Crucial

April 06, 2016

Even small deviations in sensor placement can result in an inaccurate hind-limb lameness diagnosis, researchers found.... Read More

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A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

April 05, 2016

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases.... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More

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Vets: Need for New AHS Vaccines 'Urgent'

April 03, 2016

African horse sickness has the potential to spread due to climate change and increased international horse movement.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus-Associated Ocular Disease

April 02, 2016

These viruses are known for causing respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic issues, but can also impact horses' eyes.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Suspensory Disease

April 01, 2016

Suspensory ligament disease, a leading cause of poor performance in horses, can be challenging to manage.... Read More

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Veterinarians Reveal Workplace Challenges, Job Satisfaction

March 31, 2016

Surveyed vets emphasized the importance of control and choice to help combat the stress associated with the profession.... Read More

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Neonate Prognostic Indicators: Making Sense of the Noise

March 30, 2016

One vet reviews the options practitioners have for determining prognosis and predicting survival for sick foals.... Read More

Transabdominal ultrasonography is useful for reliably identifying worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.

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Monitoring Foal Ascarid Burdens With Ultrasonography

March 29, 2016

Researchers confirmed that transabdominal ultrasonography can reliably identify worm burdens of more than 10 ascarids.... Read More

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The Equine Liver in Health and Disease

March 29, 2016

The liver is a complex organ tasked with many vital functions that maintain and sustain a horse's health and life. ... Read More

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Laser Safe for Uterine Cyst Removal, Future Foaling Rates

March 28, 2016

Foaling rates one and two years after successful cyst removal via laser photoablation were 74% and 65%, respectively.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Strangulating Intestinal Lesions

March 27, 2016

Epiploic foramen entrapments and gastrosplenic ligament entrapments are similar, but have some key differences.... Read More

WCVM student Jacqueline Harrison learning how to bleed a horse with the help of her summer project supervisor Dr. Stacy Anderson.

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Temperature and Equine Inflammation: Is There a Link?

March 25, 2016

A vet student shares her experience studying equine neutrophil function at various incubation temperatures.... Read More

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UK Researchers Study MicroRNAs Throughout Gestation in Mares

March 25, 2016

MicroRNA, a small nonprotein coding gene, holds potential as a novel way to diagnose various diseases in the horse. ... Read More

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Is a Respiratory Virus Behind Equine IAD?

March 25, 2016

Researchers found a "strong association" between horses developing asthma after contracting a rhinitis virus.... Read More

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When Horses Don't Respond to Corrections

March 24, 2016

Our behavior expert looks at the reasons punishment often doesn't work with horses and offers alternative solutions.... Read More

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AAEP Announces Summer Continuing Education for Vets

March 24, 2016

Seminar topics include imaging the equine neck, reproduction, and soft-tissue injuries in performance horses.... Read More

Inertial sensor systems, like the one being applied here, have enabled veterinarians to obtain more objective lameness measurements.

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Man vs. Machine on Post-Nerve-Block Lameness Evaluation

March 23, 2016

There was a strong correlation between vet and inertial sensor system when evaluating lameness change post-nerve-block.... Read More

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Good Survival Rates After Uterine Tear Repair

March 19, 2016

Eighty-one percent of mares survived with treatment and 77% of mares bred the subsequent year carried a foal to term.... Read More

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'Breeding Bonny' Could Help Students With Reproductive Exams

March 18, 2016

Researchers recently tested an equine gynecological exam simulator for its suitability in veterinary training programs.... Read More

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Clues for Recognizing Confusing Neurologic Syndromes

March 15, 2016

From behavioral changes to yawning, signs of neurologic problems in horses can be challenging to decipher.... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Foal and Adult Horse Blood Samples: What's the Difference?

March 13, 2016

Veterinarians should be familiar with what's normal and what's not normal on a foal's blood sample test results.... Read More

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Researchers Break Down Horses' IBH Reactions

March 11, 2016

Some horses respond to insect bites with inflammation and itching; others react with cellular-level defense mechanisms.... Read More

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Wednesday's Top Tweets

March 10, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference's equine acupuncture and emergencies sessions. ... Read More

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WWI-Era Bacteria: The Key to Eradicating Strangles?

March 10, 2016

In the battle against strangles, researchers believe they've discovered a critical genomic influence: war.... Read More