Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

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The Latest in Diagnostic Imaging Modalities for Horses

May 11, 2012

Each imaging option, such as MRI, radiography and more, serves a unique role in equine lameness diagnosis.... Read More

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Boehringer Ingelheim Calls for Proposals on Pigeon Fever

May 09, 2012

Submissions should be designed to help advance the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of pigeon fever.... Read More

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Heart Problems Claim Thoroughbred Stallion Dynaformer

April 30, 2012

Dynaformer was pensioned after suffering an aortic valve rupture the afternoon of April 14 while in his stall.... Read More

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Study: Nanoparticles to Deliver Therapy for Heaves in Horses

April 28, 2012

Study of horses with allergies showed a partial remission of allergy signs with nanoparticle administration... Read More

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Gluck Releases Third Research Report

April 26, 2012

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation published its 2011 Research Report in late March.... Read More

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RVC Receives Life-Size Horse Model for Student Teaching

April 22, 2012

The London Fire Brigade donated the horse as a thanks for large animal handling training the RVC provides.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Genomic Research for Equine Performance Indicators

April 21, 2012

A team of French researchers might be hot on the trail to genomic evaluation of performance.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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Evidence-Based Equine Sarcoid Treatments Reviewed

April 19, 2012

Despite the numerous sarcoid treatment choices available, no modality is 100% effective in producing a cure.... Read More

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Atlantic Veterinary College Purchases Veterinary CT Scanner

April 18, 2012

The AVC purchased a computed tomography (CT) scanner for use in large and small animals, including horses.... Read More

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Ultrasound Beats X Rays for Identifying Articular Lesions

April 17, 2012

Researchers identified nearly 83% of articular leasions via ultrasonography and only 62.2% via X rays.... Read More

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Commentary: Epidemiology for Better Horse Health

April 15, 2012

Although epidemiology is often viewed in an unfavorable light, it's a big part of every day equine practice.... Read More

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Taylorella Genome Sequence Furthers CEM Comprehension

April 15, 2012

The genome of Taylorella equigenitalis, the causative agent of contagious equine metritis, has been sequenced.... Read More

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Using Epidemiology in Equine Practice

April 14, 2012

Epidemiology is important to equine practitioners for at least three reasons, according to one veterinarian.... Read More

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Physiology Modifiers in Joint Disease Reviewed (AAEP 2011)

April 12, 2012

One presenter reviewed the mechanisms behind drugs used to treat joint disease in horses.... Read More

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Identifying Genetic Disorders in Equine Embryos

April 09, 2012

According to Hinrichs, the team has achieved success rates greater than 97% in identifying genetic disorders.... Read More

Amanda Adams and two of her aged research subjects.

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UK Researcher Studying "Easy-Keeper" Horses

April 06, 2012

Adams hopes to better understand why EMS occurs and to find a safe and effective way to treat the disease.... Read More

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Horses

April 01, 2012

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy might benefit horses with certain injuries or illnesses; more research is needed.... Read More

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Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 29, 2012

Researchers recently assessed the feasibility of functional electrical stimulation in roarers.... Read More

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Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)

March 26, 2012

A horse in respiratory distress or displaying other signs of airway ailments warrants a call to a veterinarian... Read More

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Applications for AAEP Foundation Funding Due May 1

March 26, 2012

Priority emphasis will be given to applications that have the most impact on horse health and welfare.... Read More

Images taken at 24 and 72 hours post-injection in the digital flexor tendon sheath showed a significantly increased amount of synovial fluid than the pre-injection images, which could be interpreted as joint swelling.

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Local Anesthesia's Effect on MRIs of Horse Feet (AAEP 2011)

March 17, 2012

Researchers recently examined whether diagnostic anesthesia could skew the results of equine foot MRIs.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds 2012 Veterinary Research Projects

March 16, 2012

Research topics include foal pneumonia, laminitis, vitamin D's role in immunity, and stem cell therapy. ... Read More

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Improved Test for Equine Ovarian Tumor Diagnosis (AAEP 2011)

March 14, 2012

A recent study showed anti-Mullerian hormone levels is a useful test for detecting granulosa cell tumors.... Read More

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A Blood Test to Detect Equine IAD?

March 13, 2012

One researcher said equine IAD is associated with an increase in surfactant protein D blood levels.... Read More