Recent News for Equine Care Professions

A bony specimen of the scapula showing a supraglenoid tubercle fracture.

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New Surgical Technique for Fixing Equine Shoulder Fractures

December 14, 2016

Complications are common with traditional repair, so researchers tested a plate designed for human geriatric patients. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Visits From the Vet

December 13, 2016

Of the 682 respondents, 221 (32%) said their veterinarians see their horses twice a year. ... Read More

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Scientists Study Body Lean in Sound Horses

December 13, 2016

Young horses leaned more than older ones with better musculoskeletal strength and coordination, scientists say.... Read More

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Impact of Dosage and Diet on Omeprazole Efficacy

December 11, 2016

A brief period of fasting prior to omeprazole administration could help maximize drug absorption and, thus, efficacy.... Read More

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Vaccination to Control Equine Influenza During an Outbreak

December 09, 2016

Equine influenza vaccination strategies evaluated in one study reduced new flu infections on average by 60%.... Read More

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Where We Stand With Shivers

December 09, 2016

Learn the latest about this puzzling neuromuscular disease. ... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 4: The Abnormal Horse Hoof

December 07, 2016

Hoof care experts discuss common equine foot issues, including club feet, underrun heels, and mismatched feet.... Read More

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Six New Vets Receive AAEP Foundation Scholarships

December 07, 2016

Six veterinary graduates of 2016 committed to careers in equine medicine received $4,000 scholarships.... Read More

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Vet Students Receive Merck/AAEP Foundation Scholarships

December 05, 2016

Five vet students committed to careers in equine medicine each received $5,000 scholarships.... Read More

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Sunday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 05, 2016

Tweets from the Kester News Hour and other sessions on dental care, soft tissue injuries, saddle fit, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

December 05, 2016

Longer vaccination dosage intervals were more likely to leave gaps in horses' immunity than shorter ones.... Read More

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Researchers Test Strangles Treatment

December 03, 2016

How do cheesecake, gelatin, and penicillin relate to a treatment for strangles? Dr. Anna Kendall explains.... Read More

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Scientists Find Gene Behind Equine Sex Development Disorder

December 01, 2016

Androgen receptor gene mutations can make a male fetus develop as a structurally sound filly, at least on the outside.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 3: The Role of Imaging

November 30, 2016

Find out how veterinarians and farriers rely on imaging to evaluate the horse's hoof. ... Read More

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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

November 29, 2016

Researchers hope to track the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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When Corneal Ulcers Get Complicated

November 29, 2016

A seemingly minor ulcer can lead to the loss of vision or the eye itself if complications arise. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 2: Shoeing the "Normal" Hoof

November 23, 2016

A farrier explains what a "normal" horse hoof is supposed to look like and how it affects shoeing. ... Read More

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Improving the Standard Tieback Technique

November 22, 2016

Surgeons have honed a new approach to correct airway collapse in horses. ... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 20, 2016

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Hoof Care, Part 1: Horse Hoof Biomechanics

November 15, 2016

Find out how physics plays an important role in how the horse's hoof works and adapts to force. ... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Rib Fractures: A Surprising Cause of Horse Lameness

November 15, 2016

Rib fractures can cause problems even when there's no history of trauma or obvious signs indicative of a fracture. ... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Research Sheds New Light on Equine Grass Sickness

November 13, 2016

Several new studies were published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal this month.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Behind PSSM1

November 11, 2016

This could allow improved treatments and management for the disorder, as well as improved welfare for affected horses.... Read More