Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

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Rare Donkey Born Through Embryo Transfer in Australia

February 06, 2002

Monash University reproductive research is helping save the world's most endangered donkey breed.
 
In a world first, a rare and prehistoric-looking Poitou donkey foal has been born to a surrogate Standardbred horse after embryo... Read More

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Monitoring Sand Colic With Radiographs

February 01, 2002

Ingestion of sand is an unfortunate consequence of vigorous grazing on sandy soil. The equine digestive tract can handle a certain amount of sand without difficulty, but too much sand can lead to impaction and colic. Medical treatments, includin... Read More

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New IgG Stall-Side Test Kit

February 01, 2002

The equine industry has new technology adapted from the livestock industry to do a "stall-side" test of whether foals received an adequate amount of protective antibodies in colostrum (IgG test). This is commonly known as failure of passive... Read More

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Endotoxemia and Gastrointestinal Disease

February 01, 2002

Endotoxemia is one of the most commonly encountered life-threatening conditions in horses with gastrointestinal disease. It is, by nature, a very disappointing and frustrating disease to encounter, and is the leading cause of death in adult horses... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2001: General Medicine

February 01, 2002

Hormone Responses to Feeds

Joe Pagan, PhD, owner of Kentucky Equine Research in Versailles, Ky., discussed glycemic response in growing horses as an indicator of developmental orthopedic disease. He said looking at diet and... Read More

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The Young Horse Upper Airway

February 01, 2002

It has become commonplace for an upper respiratory tract (URT) endoscopy to be performed at pre- and post-sale examinations of young horses--especially at Thoroughbred sales. To address what is normal and what is abnormal, Rolf M. Embertson, DVM... Read More

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Value of Digital Venograms

January 24, 2002

A recent 10-horse study by Bruce Lyle, DVM, a primary care equine practitioner in Aubrey, Texas, looked at using digital venography (injecting radio-opaque dye into a blood vessel to measure blood flow in the foot) to enhance a practitioner's... Read More

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Keeneland Hosts Digital X-Ray Technology Demonstration

January 24, 2002

Keeneland is exploring digital X-ray technology with the idea of improving the repository for its sales. But there probably won't be any major changes this year, according to Keeneland's director of sales, Geoffrey Russell.

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Radiographic and Venogram Technique

January 21, 2002

“Pulling a handful of films from the processor hoping a few of them are good enough and knowing full well that most will not be diagnostic is not only frustrating, but a tremendous financial black hole for all concerned,” said Ric Redden, DVM, i... Read More

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"Glass Horse" Unveiled at Veterinary Convention

January 03, 2002

Hundreds of veterinarians waited patiently in line in San Diego, Calif., on the afternoon of Nov. 26—and not at the airport. They were waiting in the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention trade show to purchase a copy of “The... Read More

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Computed Radiography: Views in the Field Pay Off

December 19, 2001

Computed radiography (CR) is revolutionizing diagnostic imaging, and veterinarians worldwide are learning of its benefits. Joseph J. Bertone, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Alpine Animal Hospital in... Read More

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Kester News Hour

December 05, 2001

The Kester News Hour kicked off the scientific program of the AAEP Convention, held Nov. 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. Named for the late veterinarian General Wayne O. “Sage” Kester, the hour was designed to cover timely topics that are either too... Read More

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Daily Reports About the Latest in Veterinary Care from AAEP

November 21, 2001

More than 300 topics will be covered at this year’s Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) on Nov. 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. The major sessions will include several presentations each on Western performance... Read More

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Sperm Sorting

November 02, 2001

Sex pre-selection in horses might become a commercial reality. The sperm sorting method initially was developed by USDA scientists about 12 years ago. XY Inc., a Fort Collins, Colo., biotech company, now can sort more than 2,000 male- and... Read More

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Reproduction Symposium

November 02, 2001

Veterinarians were offered a unique experience at the Bluegrass Equine Reproduction Symposium. This meeting was for practitioners who wanted to learn more about state-of-the-art technology and practices in equine reproduction, and offered not... Read More

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Computerized Radiography Reveals Details

November 02, 2001

You stare blankly at a nearly indiscernible abnormality in your horse's fetlock X ray as your veterinarian puts the film on a light box. He points at a bone chip, but all you see is the glaring white form of your horse's bone. All too often this... Read More

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Ultrasound Seminar At CIRALE

November 02, 2001

Ultrasound isn't just for prenatal examinations anymore. In the veterinary community in the past year, emphasis has been placed on ultrasound diagnosis of injuries, and this has been reflected in seminars all over the world. More than 20... Read More

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Enteritis: Getting To The Guts

November 02, 2001

Byars and Collatos covered diagnostic techniques and treatments for enteritis. Byars discussed causes and symptoms, and touched on promising ways to diagnose and determine whether the treatment should include surgery.... Read More

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Test-Tube Foals Born In England

November 01, 2001

Europe's first successful intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) foals were recently born in Newmarket, England, as a part of a research program designed to create better sport horses. The foals were born March 21 and 28.

Professor Twink... Read More

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Computerized Radiography on the Road

November 01, 2001

The benefits of digital or computerized radiography (CR) have advanced one step further. Not only can veterinarians adjust the sharpness, contrast, and brightness of their X rays on-screen for closer scrutiny, they can also do this quickly and... Read More

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Pacemaker Recipient Gives Birth

November 01, 2001

A Thoroughbred/Irish Draught mare received a pacemaker in groundbreaking surgery at Great Britain's Royal Veterinary (UK) College's Sefton Equine Hospital in February. Seven-year-old Xena was weak... Read More

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EIPH: Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

November 01, 2001

Perhaps the most widely recognized of all disorders affecting racehorses is "bleeding," or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). We now know that most racehorses bleed at some time during their careers. In fact, many horses might bleed... Read More

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Share the Feeling

October 16, 2001

When was the last time you brought a non-horse person close to a horse? I mean really went out of your way to make sure they got to see and touch a horse. When was the last time you introduced a "horsey" friend to your breed or discipline? Let... Read More

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Thermography: Hot Images and a Hot Topic

October 16, 2001

Thermography is a means of examining the horse through a pictorial representation of skin temperature. The technique detects thermal emissions of normal, hotter, and cooler areas, and a thermogram displays slight temperature variations as visual imag... Read More

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Reproductive Challenges: Barren Mares

October 16, 2001

The anticipation and jubilation surrounding the arrival of the first foals of the new year have come for many of us. It is interesting how transient that celebration is. In fact, we are applauding Mother Nature and the victories of last year's... Read More