Recent News for Diagnostics and Technology

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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

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Steps Taken to Classify Seizures in Horses

February 24, 2012

Compared to what's known about seizures in other species, there's surprisingly little data on equine seizures.... Read More

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The State of Stem Cells for Equine Joint Disease (AAEP 2011)

February 23, 2012

Successful treatment depends largely on the types of cases the veterinarian selects, said one researcher.... Read More

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International Panel Identifies Priorities for Colic Research

February 18, 2012

The panel's report identified future research priorities for the study of equine colic.... Read More

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Recombinant Hormones Make Mares Cycle in Winter (AAEP 2011)

February 17, 2012

Researchers reported success with inducing ovulation in winter anestrous mares via a new hormone therapy.... Read More

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Quarter Horse Genome Sequenced

February 17, 2012

Researchers recently finished sequencing the genome of an 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare called Sugar.... Read More

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Fight Against Equine Infectious Disease Helped by EFC

February 16, 2012

The Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) donated funds for the purchase of advanced scientific equipment.... Read More

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Samples Sought For Donkey Besnoitiosis Research

February 16, 2012

Further investigations are needed to better understand disease transmission, treatment, and prevention.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)

February 15, 2012

A wrap-up of the most important, interesting, or applicable studies to equine medicine from Dr. Steve Reed.... Read More

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Hagyard to Review Hyperbaric Chamber Safety

February 14, 2012

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has shut down its hyperbaric oxygen chamber "until further notice."... Read More

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Cast Complications in Horses (AAEP 2011)

February 11, 2012

Researchers recently found that nearly half (49.5%) of horses with limb casts experience complications.... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Free Horse Owner Education Seminar

February 07, 2012

Session topics include newborn foal care, oleander toxicity, equine metabolic syndrome, and an EHV-1 update.... Read More

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Merck Animal Health Launches NextVet Newsletter

February 07, 2012

NextVet features practical professional and lifestyle advice, information, and tips from practicing vets.... Read More

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Mich. State Alum Honored for Excellence in Equine Practice

February 06, 2012

The Rooker Award for Excellence in Equine Practice was presented to namesake James A. Rooker, dVM, on Jan. 27.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Ancestral Mother of Modern Horses

February 06, 2012

"Equine Eve," the ancestral mother of all modern horses, probably lived about 140,000 years ago.... Read More

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AQHA Offers Genetic Disease Panel Test

February 06, 2012

The test will screen for five potentially fatal genetic diseases often found in Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Full-Size Horse Models Teach Equine Clinical Skills

February 04, 2012

The models allow students to practice a variety of medical procedures before working on a live horse.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Seeking Case Submission for Laminitis Study

February 02, 2012

Veterinarians can contribute by submitting first-time occurring cases of PEAL in horses they see in practice.... Read More

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Colorado State Researchers Begin New EHV-1 Study

January 31, 2012

The study will look at how EHV-1 compromises the equine immune system upon entering the airway and throat.... Read More