Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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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

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2015 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas Flush With Opportunities

September 14, 2015

The 2015 convention will take place Dec. 5-9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More

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'Gait Keeper' Gene Mutation Found in Trotting Horses

September 13, 2015

Researchers say the 'Gait Keeper' gene appears to be responsible for trotters' success in harness racing.... Read More

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OSU Opens New State-of-the-Art Equine Veterinary Facility

September 12, 2015

A $1 million gift helped fund the Oklahoma State University Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health.... Read More

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2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance Meeting Tweets

September 11, 2015

Highlights and take-homes from the 2015 AAEP Focus on Poor Performance meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Veterinarian Killed in Vermont Collision

September 10, 2015

Dr. Robert A. Agne died Monday, Sept. 7, when a car struck the bicycle he was riding.... Read More

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

September 10, 2015

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

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Finding a Farrier

September 09, 2015

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

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Social Communication and Equine Reproductive Success

September 06, 2015

Domestic horses' reproductive efficiency is often lower than that of feral horses. Does modern husbandry play a role?... Read More

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Options for Managing Equine Intestinal Pain

September 05, 2015

Veterinarians can't manage all colics with NSAIDs alone. Learn about the other medication options they have.... Read More

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NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More

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Scientists Compare Insulin Resistance Test Options

September 01, 2015

Researchers ran four tests on the same group of horses to compare results and determine sensitivity and specificity.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Epistaxis in Jump Racehorses Examined

August 31, 2015

Risk factors for equine nosebleeds appear to include age at first start, running on firm ground, and more.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More

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Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

August 23, 2015

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates.... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 2: Hardware and Healing

August 19, 2015

Learn about common foot pathologies and corrective-shoeing options, from bar shoes to wooden clogs.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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Study: Mycotoxin Causes Bone Marrow Suppression, Hair Loss

August 18, 2015

Still, the researchers found that spontaneous recovery is possible following trichothecene intoxication in horses.... Read More