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What to Expect with Standing Enucleations

February 13, 2014

Veterinarians have the option of removing an equine eye without the risks associated with general anesthesia.... 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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Researchers Study Coronavirus Outbreaks in Adult Horses

February 12, 2014

While coronavirus is commonly found in foals, it's been implicated in several outbreaks among adult horses.... Read More

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Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More

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Managing Equine Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis

February 10, 2014

Eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis generally has severe clinical signs and requires prolonged treatment.... Read More

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Nerve Blocks for Suspensory Ligament Diagnosis Done Right

February 09, 2014

A low-volume injection produces less upward diffusion than a high-volume injection, researchers concluded.... Read More

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Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 08, 2014

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model.... Read More

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Repairing Equine Eyelid Lacerations

February 03, 2014

Although eyelid lacerations are common, they should be considered surgical emergencies.... Read More

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NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines

February 01, 2014

Researchers found that NSAID administration reduced immune response in previously exposed and naive horses.... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

January 30, 2014

Vets have made great strides in EMS diagnosis and management, but there's still much work to be done.... Read More

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Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

January 27, 2014

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system.... Read More

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How Effective is Cribbing Surgery?

January 23, 2014

Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective.... Read More

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Does Silver Dressing Improve Equine Leg Wound Healing?

January 20, 2014

Wounds treated with the SPF dressing had significantly decreased wound areas and granulation tissue scores.... Read More

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Researchers Identify EOTRH Risk Factors

January 19, 2014

EOTRH is a painful, recently identified condition that primarily affects horses' incisors and canine teeth.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Equine Eye Topics

January 17, 2014

Attendees discussed fungal keratitis, ocular medications, and equine recurrent uveitis. ... Read More

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Friesians' Blood Work Alike but Different

January 16, 2014

Vets caring for Friesians should interpret a few tests differently than they would in the average horse.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Melanoma Implications in Prepurchase Exams

January 12, 2014

When in their early stages, melanomas are small and can seem insignificant, but many are extremely invasive.... Read More

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Study: Not All WNV Vaccines Render Same Immune Response

January 06, 2014

Researchers found that monovalent WNV vaccines produced a titer levels than combination vaccines.... Read More

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Could Stress Cause Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses?

January 05, 2014

Researchers are studying the ill-defined syndrome of "stress" and its potential role in ulcer development.... Read More

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Treating Soft Tissue Injuries in Racehorses

January 05, 2014

Achieving a sustainable racing career following tendon or ligament injuries remains a challenge, one vet says.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Pigeon Fever

January 03, 2014

Veterinarians are reporting increasing numbers of horses being diagnosed with pigeon fever.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

January 03, 2014

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful.... Read More

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AAEP Veterinarians Discuss Suspensory Ligament Injuries

January 01, 2014

Attendees discussed diagnostic and treatment options, among other topics.... Read More

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AAEP Researchers Discuss Lyme Disease in Horses

December 30, 2013

Veterinarians agree that more research is needed on Lyme disease in horses.... Read More