Recent News for Equine Care Professions

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Proper Hand Hygiene Prevents Equine Disease

March 07, 2015

A veterinarian reviews proper hand hygiene techniques to help prevent equine disease spread during exams and procedures.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 03, 2015

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More

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Merial Acquires Legend, Marquis from Bayer

March 02, 2015

Merial acquired Marquis (15% w/w ponazuril), used to treat EPM, and joint therapy product Legend (hyaluronate sodium).... Read More

A meniscal tear as seen on ultrasound with the limb bearing weight.

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Arthroscopy vs. Ultrasound for Diagnosing Stifle Lesions

March 02, 2015

Researchers determined that using both modalities can help vets increase their diagnostic and prognostic capabilities.... Read More

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Researchers Study Supplement's Effects on Gastric Ulcers

March 01, 2015

Researchers found that one supplement was not inferior to omeprazole in several areas in their study.... Read More

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Integrated Parasite Control: How to Strike a Balance

February 26, 2015

Deworming protocols have changed radically over the past decade. Here's what you should consider.... Read More

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston conducted two separate studies on blood transfusions in horses.

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Researchers Study Equine Blood Transfusions

February 25, 2015

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston examined if blood can be taken monthly and stored successfully for use in transfusions and more.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Joint Injection Options

February 24, 2015

A comparison of triamcinolone and a triamcinolone/hyaluronic acid combo yielded "unexpected" results, researchers said.... Read More

A marble and glass shards removed from a mare's uterus.

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Complications Related to Intrauterine Marbles

February 19, 2015

Complications include chronic endometritis, pyometra, and the marble or shreds of glass adhering to the endometrium.... Read More

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Mending Tendon and Joint Injuries with PRP

February 17, 2015

One vet says early treatment and rehabilitation techniques are key to successful platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.... Read More

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Four Ways to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy

February 15, 2015

A wellness plan is a proactive approach in caring for your horse.... Read More

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Choose Tendon Injury Cases Carefully for Stem Cell Success

February 15, 2015

Practitioners should choose cases and prepare cells carefully for the best chance of treatment success, one vet says.... Read More

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'Do the Little Things Well and the Big Things Will Happen'

February 14, 2015

Dr. Marvin Beeman offers wisdom gathered from 60 years of practice, which took him from farm calls to the Olympics.... Read More

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Endoscopy for Equine Dental Exams

February 13, 2015

Oral endoscopy provides vets with a detailed, magnified view of dental and soft tissue structures in the horse's mouth.... Read More

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'Gumshoe Sleuthing' in Equine Veterinary Medicine

February 12, 2015

Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health.... Read More

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Does Uterine Edema Affect Pregnancy Outcome?

February 11, 2015

Researchers determined that excessive uterine edema near the time of ovulation did not adversely affect pregnancy rates.... Read More

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The Farrier's Role in Horse Hoof Care

February 11, 2015

Take time to recognize the significant contributions farriers make to the equine community.... Read More

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Mistakes in Interpreting Diagnostic Analgesia

February 09, 2015

Veterinarians, avoid these common mistakes to make the most out of your nerve blocks during lameness exams.... Read More

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Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Equine Dental Exams in Five Easy Steps

February 07, 2015

Learn how a systematic approach can help practitioners identify minor dental issues before they become serious problems.... Read More

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Managing Foal Rejection

February 06, 2015

From physical restraint to pharmaceutical intervention, learn how veterinarians manage this uncommon phenomenon.... Read More

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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The Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2014

February 05, 2015

Study topics include ophthalmology, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

Dr. John Madigan inspects a maladjusted foal.

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Newborn Foals Could Offer Clues About Autism

February 04, 2015

Researchers at UC Davis are exploring a possible link between neonatal maladjustment syndrome and childhood autism.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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New TMS Formulation Confirmed Safe, Effective in Study

February 01, 2015

The new trimethoprim sulfadiazine (TMS) formulation reduced fever and eliminated infection in many treated horses.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More