Recent News for Exercise-Related Conditions

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RCI Board Votes to Examine Furosemide Policy

April 29, 2011

The board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) voted without objection this week in favor of a resolution calling for the re-examination of whether its current policy pertaining to furosemide (Salix, commonly ... Read More

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Equine Charity Donation Supports Horse Health at WCVM

April 18, 2011

A $20,000 donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) to support horse health at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) on the University of Saskatchewan campus has been doubled by a matching gift program, bringing the total gift ... Read More

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Ultrasound Exams for Diagnosing Roaring in Horses

April 04, 2011

Perhaps your horse's performance is lacking, or maybe he sounds like a freight train as he labors through work. He could be suffering from left recurrent laryngeal neuropathy, commonly known as roaring. But how can you get a diagnosis quickly and ... Read More

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Causes of Sudden Death in Racehorses Examined

April 03, 2011

Exercise-related sudden deaths in racehorses are uncommon and "poorly understood," noted study researchers.... Read More

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Arytenoid Chondritis (Breathing Problem)

April 01, 2011

I have an 8-year-old Thoroughbred mare that was diagnosed with arytenoid chondritis. The attending vet was sho... Read More

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AVC Gets New Equine Dentistry and Laryngeal Surgery Equipment

March 02, 2011

A donation from the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC) has allowed the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown to purchase new equipment for equine dentistry procedures and laryngeal surgery. Past ... Read More

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NYRA Adopts Race Day Lasix Measure

January 21, 2011

Beginning Jan. 26, veterinarians for the New York Racing Association (NYRA) will administer Lasix (a drug given to racehorses to lessen the severity of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage) to horses on race day.
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EIPH: Common Drug Less Effective Than Thought

January 03, 2011

The results of a recent study have revealed that a drug commonly used to treat exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) is not as effective as veterinarians previously thought. Belinda M. Buchholz, BS, a second year veterinary student at... Read More

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Tying-Up in Thoroughbreds: Narrowing the Genetic Search

December 24, 2010

Researchers suspect tying-up in horses is a heritable condition; however, they have yet to determine the gene--or genes--responsible. But a team of Japanese researchers recently moved the investigation forward with a groundbreaking study of affected ... Read More

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What's In Your Horse's DNA?

December 01, 2010

Geneticists have created tools and tests that enhance horse breeders' ability to select for healthy foals.... Read More

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High-Protein Diet Okay for HYPP Horse?

November 01, 2010

I've heard high levels of protein would make a horse "hot." Is this true?... Read More

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Neuromuscular Disease Can Lead to Performance Issues

October 24, 2010

Neuromuscular diseases, which affect the function of muscles and the way they interact with the nervous system, can lead to performance issues, said Kelsey A. Hart, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, internal medicine clinician and graduate fellow at the U... Read More

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Tying-Up: Current Diagnosis and Nutritional Management

September 22, 2010

Researchers estimate that three of every 100 performance horses will experience signs of tying-up.... Read More

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Potential Biomarker for Tying-up Found

June 01, 2010

In an equine study using "proteomic" technology that systematically analyzed the proteins in skeletal muscle biopsies, a research team from The Netherlands identified a form of the protein creatine kinase that could be a marker for ac... Read More

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Bleeders Show Higher Cytokine Levels Racing at Sea Level

May 30, 2010

Horses with a more severe exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) show increased amounts of certain immunoregulatory proteins, called cytokines, when they race at sea level rather than higher altitudes, researchers on a South African study... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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Nutrition Can Help Manage Tying-Up in Sport Horses

May 10, 2010

Thanks to advances in identifying specific causes of tying-up, development of diagnostic tests, and improved recognition of the impact of diet and exercise on horses that tie up, affected horses can be successfully managed. Stephanie Valberg, D... Read More

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Fatty Acid Triheptanoin Comes Up Short for Horses with PSSM

April 03, 2010

Triheptanoin does not appear to be a good fat supplement for polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) horses.... Read More

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Respiratory Tract Abnormalities and Racehorse Performance

March 27, 2010

Abnormalities in the throats of yearling racehorses will negatively impact the horses' athletic potential, making careful evaluation of these structures an important part of the prepurchase examination.

"Veterinarians routin... Read More

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Advances in Equine Medicine Discussed at AAEP

February 27, 2010

What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction... Read More

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Furosemide Study Discussed at AAEP Convention

February 26, 2010

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), or bleeding into the airways, is an "extremely prevalent condition associated with high-intensity exercise in horses," according to Paul S. Morley, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of clin... Read More

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The Equine Respiratory System

February 01, 2010

Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More

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'Roaring' Surgery Results Examined in New Studies

January 03, 2010

Surgery to correct "roaring" in National Hunt Thoroughbred racehorses can restore racing performance to levels similar to a matched group of peers in the short term, but career longevity appears to be negatively impacted following the... Read More

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Roaring Improved after Electroacupuncture

December 02, 2009

Electroacupuncture--the electrical stimulation of acupuncture points--can be an effective method of controlling laryngeal hemiplegia (roaring), reported researchers performing the technique on horses presented to the Veterinary Medical Center of the... Read More

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Emerging Neurologic Syndromes Discussed at World Equine Vet Meeting

November 27, 2009

"The more we look for neurologic signs, the more we discover new syndromes," said I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, ECVN, head of Equine Massey and professor of Equine Studies at Massey University in New Zealand, at the... Read More