Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

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After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

August 28, 2017

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home.... Read More

A fetlock with both sesamoid bones shattered.

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

August 27, 2017

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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UK Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Heitz

August 26, 2017

After graduating from UK, Heitz entered vet school at Auburn University, where she is on track to graduate in May 2018.... Read More

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LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More

Eight LMU veterinary students spent the summer working with UK researchers.

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UK Partnership Provides Opportunities for LMU Vet Students

August 24, 2017

This summer eight Lincoln Memorial University vet students spent time working with University of Kentucky researchers.... Read More

Alfalfa is a protein- and calcium-rich legume that can be processed into pellets and/or included in complete feeds and concentrates.

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Alfalfa Chaff vs. Pellets: Can Form Affect Gastric Ulcers?

August 24, 2017

Alfalfa products with smaller particle sizes appear to be more effective in helping limit gastric lesion formation.... Read More

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Short-, Long-Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms Studied

August 23, 2017

There were no musculoskeletal differences between treatment and control horses, but there were behavioral differences.... Read More

Researchers can use motion capture technology to study equine locomotion and biomechanics.

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High-Tech Equine Research

August 22, 2017

Find out how equine researchers are using the latest gadgets and gizmos to diagnose lameness, collect data, and more.... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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Leptospira's Role in ERU in U.K. Horses

August 22, 2017

Researchers found that Leptospira didn't appear to be a common factor in ERU cases in U.K. horses.... Read More

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Inclines, Declines, and Horse Energy Exertion

August 20, 2017

Horses' oxygen consumption and cardiac output decreased by an average of 24% and 9%, respectively, when going downhill.... Read More

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Healthy Teeth Make for a Happy Horse

August 19, 2017

Dental problems are common in horses and can lead to behavior changes, chronic pain, and reduced performance.... Read More

Colicking horses often have slow capillary refill time and white gums, which is a sign of shock.

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SIRS Scoring System Useful in Assessing Equine Emergencies

August 19, 2017

A recently developed scoring system can help veterinarians make treatment recommendations, researchers say.... Read More

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Factors Associated With Septic Pleuropneumonia Survival

August 13, 2017

A thoracotomy improved affected horses' survival rates while dehydration increased the odds of death.... Read More

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Equine Dental Care: Painful Points and Uneven Arcades

August 11, 2017

Here are some common dental issues to watch for and how they can be corrected. ... Read More

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Colicky Foals: Diagnostics and Decision-Making

August 08, 2017

Foals' size and fragility present veterinarians with unique diagnostic and treatment challenges in the face of colic.... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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When to Refer a Colic Case

August 06, 2017

A vet reviews the different lesions practitioners might encounter during a colic and whether they warrant referral.... Read More

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Study: Winter Foals Smaller Than Spring, Summer Foals

August 04, 2017

There was no difference in birth weight, but placenta weight was lower and size was smaller in winter-foaling mares.... Read More

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The Horse Owner, Farrier, and Veterinarian Trinity

August 03, 2017

The collaborative work of the owner, farrier, and veterinarian can dictate a horse's soundness and overall health.... Read More

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Finding a Farrier

August 02, 2017

Use these six tips to seek out a horseshoer who will keep your steed sound.... Read More

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Four Vet Students to Receive Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarships

August 01, 2017

The AAEP Foundation and Coyote Rock Ranch will present the $75,000 scholarships at 2017 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Bacteria Behind Mystery Epidemic in Iceland's Horses

August 01, 2017

A specific strain of S. zooepidemicus was likely behind the horses' coughing and nasal discharge.... Read More

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Study Examines Tooth Decay in Western Australia's Horses

August 01, 2017

Researchers identified risk factors including hay type, water source, breed, and pasture access.... Read More

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New Technique Tests Horse Urine for 100+ Drugs

July 30, 2017

The automatic test's short run time enables a high throughput with minimal labor requirements, researchers say.... Read More