Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Researchers Develop Regional Fat Scoring System for Horses

May 30, 2017

The system measures fat deposits near the stomach and small intestine, around the heart, neck crest, and rump.... Read More

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Cardiotoxins in Horses

May 28, 2017

Learn about several substances that can cause heart muscle damage and death in horses.... Read More

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

May 26, 2017

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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Genetic Risk Factor for Equine Eye Cancer Identified

May 25, 2017

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common equine tumor overall. ... Read More

Apple, an Appaloosa pony, received his vaccinations and health exam by a Ross University veterinary student while his owner provides general information.

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Applying Research Knowledge During Equine Wellness Clinics

May 25, 2017

A PhD student describes her recent experience applying her research skills during an equine community outreach event.... Read More

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Cantering Beats Other Gaits in Racehorse 'Detraining' Method

May 25, 2017

Cantering kept racehorses fitter during periods of reduced exercise intensity than walking or staying stalled.... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

May 24, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... Read More

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Does Equine Metabolic Syndrome Affect Gut Microbes?

May 23, 2017

EMS horses had less microbial diversity than healthy horses, potentially impairing gut health and affecting metabolism.... Read More

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Interpreting Endocrine Diagnostics for Subfertile Mares

May 21, 2017

Hormone concentrations can help diagnose reproductive problems, determine pregnancy status, and more.... Read More

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Common Dewormers: Still Effective Against Small Strongyles?

May 20, 2017

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

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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The Link Between Osteochondrosis Lesions and Limb Forces

May 08, 2017

Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing. ... Read More

Foals with meconium impactions strain to defecate and also show signs of persistent abdominal pain.

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Watch for Meconium Impactions in Foals

May 07, 2017

Learn to recognize and treat this condition that can threaten foals within the first 24 hours of life. ... Read More

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Effects of Obesity on Mares' Follicles and Oocytes

May 05, 2017

Researchers found that obesity appears to negatively impact mares' follicles and oocytes and, thus, their fertility.... Read More

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

May 03, 2017

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More

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Risk Mitigation Strategies for High-Performance Horses

May 02, 2017

The OIE has described management "pillars" to keep most diseases at bay for high-health, high-performance horses. ... Read More

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Measuring Tendon Stiffness to Monitor Healing

May 01, 2017

Sonoelastography can help vets monitor healing and develop rehab programs best-suited for the horse's recovery rate.... Read More

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Comparing SAA Levels in Horses With Respiratory Diseases

April 30, 2017

Horses with noninfectious respiratory disease had much lower SAA concentrations than horses with infectious disease.... Read More

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Sedatives' Impact on Equine Lameness Exam Results

April 29, 2017

Xylazine, detomidine, and romifidine appear to have few effects on lameness exam results when used without butorphanol.... Read More

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Biosecurity, Hygiene, and Horses

April 27, 2017

The mainstays of biosecurity still center around good hygiene, diagnostics, quarantine, isolation, and traffic control.... Read More

The tapeworm, <em>Anoplocephala perfoliata</em>, gathers around the junction between the small and the large intestine in the cecum. This parasite is very common and most horses tolerate it well. Large tapeworm burdens can cause colic in the horse. Pyrantel (double dose) and praziquantel are effective drugs for treating tapeworms.

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Researchers Develop Saliva-Based Equine Tapeworm Test

April 26, 2017

This could encourage the use of targeted deworming programs to help reduce parasite resistance, scientists said.... Read More

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Tips for Evaluating the Subfertile Mare

April 26, 2017

One veterinarian describes how to use endometrial culture, cytology, and biopsy to evaluate subbertile mares.... Read More

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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

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Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

April 24, 2017

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.... Read More