Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

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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

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MRI to Detect Wobbler Syndrome? (AAEP 2011)

March 12, 2012

Researchers found that MRI more accurately identified compression in CSM horses compared to radiographs.... Read More

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Standing RLP in Horses Safe, Effective (AAEP 2011)

March 11, 2012

Regional limb perfusion can be performed safely, effectively, and comfortably without general anesthesia.... Read More

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New Test for Horses with Retained Testicles (AAEP 2011)

March 09, 2012

The team measured anti-Mullerian hormone in the blood to successfully diagnose chryptorchidism.... Read More

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MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

March 08, 2012

One researcher noted that some defects not visible on radiographs (X rays) were easily identified via MRI.... Read More

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In Depth: Evaluating the Upper Respiratory Tract (AAEP 2011)

March 06, 2012

Veterinarians have fine-tuned numerous methods for evaluating the upper respiratory tract for abnormalities.... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

March 04, 2012

Study horses treated with full-limb casts had a fivefold greater risk of developing laminitis.... Read More

The team found that diseased bones had more and denser compact cortical bone; fewer, thicker, and less-organized trabeculae; and thicker articular (joint) and flexor cortices than control bones.

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Microstructural Alterations and Navicular Bone Degeneration

March 03, 2012

Researchers hope to more fully characterize alterations at the microscopic level in diseased navicular bones.... Read More

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Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 29, 2012

One researcher concluded that when dosing PBZ in the horse, "More is not better. Less is less effective."... Read More