Recent News for Equine Care Professions

Researchers found that laryngoplasty has fewer risks and is less expensive if it’s performed in a standing horse.

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Standing Laryngoplasty Cheaper, Safer Than Classic Method

October 26, 2015

A procedure to correct a paralyzed larynx has fewer risks if it's performed in a standing horse, French researchers say.... Read More

Dr. Gemma Pearson demonstrates how to use learning theory to encourage horses to stand quietly for injections.

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Can Learning Theory Lower Equine Vets' Injury Risk?

October 22, 2015

One vet shares how learning theory techniques can help teach difficult horses to stand calmly and accept treatments.... Read More

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Do Radiographic Abnormalities Impact Equine Performance?

October 17, 2015

Radiographic abnormalities don't always result in diminished performance; however, many do. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More

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Foot Pain in Horses: More Than Meets the Hoof

October 14, 2015

The horse's lower limb is subject to a multitude of injuries that can baffle even the most veteran veterinarians.... Read More

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Study Findings Could Improve Colic Diagnostics in Horses

October 13, 2015

The researchers are also seeking veterinarian and horse owner input for surveys on recognizing and diagnosing colic.... Read More

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First Equine Leptospirosis Vaccine Introduced

October 09, 2015

The USDA-approved vaccine prevents the disease responsible for foal abortion, kidney and liver failure, and uveitis.... Read More

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Researchers Review Risk Factors for Deep Stromal Abscesses

October 09, 2015

The region in which a horse lives, his surroundings, and more can put him at risk for developing these eye abscesses.... Read More

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Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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Equine Grass Sickness Shares Signs With Human Disease

October 06, 2015

Horses with grass sickness have similar signs of disease as people with Alzheimer's, a study has found.... Read More

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Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More

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Functional Electrical Stimulation and Equine Muscle

October 02, 2015

Researchers found that functional electrical stimulation improved the density and distribution of muscle mitochondria.... Read More

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New Online Course on Horses Launches at UF

October 02, 2015

The course includes information on common health issues, the species' history, equine business and research, and more.... Read More

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More

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How Does Nose Twitching Affect a Horse?

October 02, 2015

Researchers concluded that nose twitches, when properly applied, are a humane restraint for short usage situations.... Read More

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FDA Seeking Vets' Input on Antiparasitic Resistance Survey

September 30, 2015

The FDA says responses will help efforts to slow the development of resistance and more.... Read More

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Respiratory Problems and Poor Performance

September 29, 2015

Vets can evaluate and treat performance-limiting respiratory problems to help return the patient to peak performance.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

Fecal egg counts (completed under a microscope) performed before and after deworming help owners determine whether a drug is effective and which horses are low, moderate, or high shedders.

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Novel Equine Deworming Principles, Procedures in the Works

September 25, 2015

Researchers are working to help us better evaluate and manage parasites in the face of anthelmintic resistance.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

September 22, 2015

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Esophageal Stricture Treatment

September 19, 2015

Stricture occurs when a ring of tissue reduces the esophagus' diameter, making it hard for a horse to ingest food.... Read More

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Divers to Discuss Liver Disease During 2015 Milne Lecture

September 17, 2015

Thomas Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, AVECC, will furnish a game plan to identify and treat diseases of the equine liver.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

September 16, 2015

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses.... Read More

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BEVA Addresses Injury Risks Posed to Horse Vets

September 15, 2015

A survey revealed that being a horse vet could carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the U.K.... Read More