Recent News for Equine Care Professions

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

Researchers successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

September 08, 2014

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

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Magnetic Blankets' Impacts on Horses Studied

September 06, 2014

Researchers found that magnets in blankets don't have the impact on blood flow that some manufacturers might claim.... Read More

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Horse Hair Analysis to Detect Chronic Selenium Toxicity

September 05, 2014

How can you tell if your horse is consuming too much selenium? Research results show the answer is in the mane and tail.... Read More

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Rehabilitation Exercises from the Ground

September 03, 2014

Learn how dynamic mobilization, core strengthening, and balancing exercises can benefit horses recovering from injury.... Read More

Open-front boots, sometimes called tendon boots, are frequently used by hunter and jumper riders. These boots are open in the front and cover the back and sides of the leg to protect the horse's tendons and ligaments.

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Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

September 02, 2014

Whether that leg temperature increase is good or bad, though, remains to be determined, researchers say.... Read More

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Anderson Honored As 2014 Equine Science Award Winner

September 01, 2014

Kathleen Anderson, PhD, is an associate professor and equine extension specialist at the University of Nebraska. ... Read More

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Study: Vets Disagree on Equine Neurologic Assessments

August 31, 2014

Researchers determined that a horse's ataxia and its severity can be sources of disagreement among vets.... Read More

This is a <em>Hipparionini</em> horse from 16-12 million years ago from Nebraska.

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What We Can Learn from Horses' Evolving Tooth Enamel

August 28, 2014

By studying teeth from different eras, we can see how horses adapted to different grazing lands and domestication.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Tipping Farriers

August 26, 2014

Of the 1,727 respondents, 1,220 people (71%) said they do not tip their farrier.... Read More

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Study: Horses with Sarcoids have Elevated Treg Cell Levels

August 22, 2014

T-regulatory, or Treg, cells are special white blood cells that play a central role in regulating immune responses.... Read More

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2014 Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

August 19, 2014

The 2014 inductees are Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT; Ernie Bailey, PhD, and Elwyn Firth, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS.... Read More

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Byron Joins Virginia Tech as Large Animal Surgeon

August 18, 2014

Chris Byron, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, will serve as an associate professor of large animal surgery. ... Read More

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What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

August 18, 2014

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list.... Read More

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Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More

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Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

August 17, 2014

This marks the first time coronavirus has been detected in horses outside of the United States or Japan.... Read More

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Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

August 13, 2014

Learn about methods, from stretches to massage, that can help horses suffering from back issues recover.... Read More

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Researchers Define Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

August 12, 2014

Penn Vet researchers found that adult horses that retained the ability to stand had a 95% survival rate.... Read More

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Nunnery Joins Penn Vet as Large Animal Ophthalmologist

August 12, 2014

Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will begin seeing cases at the New Bolton Center on Sept. 3.... Read More

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How Do Different Saddles Impact Horses' Movement?

August 12, 2014

Researchers found that saddle type did not appear to impact movement in a group of Icelandic horses.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

August 11, 2014

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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Two Companies Join AAEP Educational Partners Program

August 09, 2014

Ceva Animal Health and Dechra Veterinary Products have joined the AAEP as educational partners. ... Read More

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Hay Grid Feeders Can Reduce Horses' Intake

August 07, 2014

Horses consumed less of the offered hay when fed in the grid feeder (48%) than when fed on the ground (60%).... Read More

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Researchers Unlock Clues about Aging Equine Tendons

August 06, 2014

The research team discovered marked differences in the proteins found in young and old horses' tendons.... Read More