Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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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

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Tuesday's Top Tweets

March 09, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the equine lameness and colic sessions at the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference. ... Read More

Central tarsal fractures develop across or through the bone, highlighted here on a CT image by yellow arrows. Sclerosis, indicated by a yellow arrowhead, surrounds the fracture.

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Surgical Repair of Hock Fractures in Sport Horses Successful

March 09, 2016

Researchers say a screw fixation procedure can help sport horses return to function after a central tarsus fracture.... Read More

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2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Monday's Top Tweets

March 08, 2016

View some of our news editor's tweets and take-homes from Day 1 of the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. ... Read More

Proper emasculator application, with the prominent external assembly nuts facing the testis and the correct perpendicular orientation to the spermatic cord, can help reduce the liklihood of complications arising.

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Managing Castration Complications in the Field

March 08, 2016

For gelding, postoperative problems can range from mild swelling to devastating intestinal prolapse.... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 07, 2016

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into the spring riding season.... Read More

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Cushing's and EMS: What's the Difference?

March 06, 2016

Practitioners must use clinical signs and laboratory testing to distinguish between these sometimes similar ailments.... Read More

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Antibiotic-Anesthetic Combo Effective Lower Limb Treatment

March 06, 2016

Vets can use amikacin and mepivacaine to safely and effectively treat lower limb injuries in standing, sedated horses.... Read More

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Autologous Vaccination a Safe, Affordable Sarcoid Treatment

March 05, 2016

The procedure involves removing a sarcoid from the horse and implanting pieces of it back into the horse's neck.... Read More

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Pelvic or Femur Fracture? Better Check for Both

March 02, 2016

A researcher offers tips on how veterinarians can pinpoint the cause in unresolved upper hind limb lameness cases.... Read More

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Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

March 01, 2016

Study results revealed that three commercially available dewormers showed poor efficacy on the majority of farms tested.... Read More

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Examining Horse Deaths Related to Endurance Rides

February 28, 2016

From 2002 to 2014, researchers identified a fatality rate of 0.32 per 1,000 starts in endurance horses.... Read More

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Anticoagulant Rodenticide and Sudden Horse Deaths

February 27, 2016

Researchers found that anticoagulant rodenticide ingestion coupled with strenuous exercise can be fatal to horses.... Read More

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Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

February 26, 2016

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief.... Read More

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UK Student Entrepreneurs Take First Place at Georgia Bowl

February 25, 2016

The team's service provides a blood test that can potentially predict injuries in horses before serious problems occur.... Read More

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Animal Genetic Testing and Research Lab Gets New Name

February 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky Animal Genetic Testing and Research Laboratory has been renamed Genetic Testing at Gluck. ... Read More

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Toxin Associated With C. perfringens Identified

February 25, 2016

Researchers recently identified the NetF toxin in foals in Kentucky.... Read More

Craig Carter, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM

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UK's Craig Carter Assumes National Leadership Role

February 24, 2016

Carter will serve as president of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society for a five-year term. ... Read More

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Tips for Managing Lacerations Involving Joint Structures

February 24, 2016

These wounds are bad news! Pursue immediate and aggressive therapy for the best chance at a successful outcome. ... Read More

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Fixing Neck Fractures in Horses? It's Possible

February 23, 2016

A horse with a vertebral fracture without severe neurologic disorders could be a good candidate for surgical repair.... Read More