Heart & Cardiovascular Problems


Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

September 06, 2016

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found.... Read More


Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

August 06, 2016

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race.... Read More


Equine Congenital Cardiovascular Anomalies

July 09, 2016

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are rare in horses but can have serious implications. ... Read More


Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

May 19, 2016

Learn how your horse's cardiovascular and respiratory systems function to power his every stride.... Read More


HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More


Study: Cardiac Recovery Time Identified as Heritable Trait

April 07, 2016

Selective breeding could lead to horses more tailored for endurance and improve welfare and performance, scientists say.... Read More


Reef to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Ghent University

March 12, 2016

Dr. Virginia Reef contributed to the advancement of equine cardiology and the diagnosis of a variety of disorders.... Read More


When the Heart of a Champion Gives Out

January 18, 2016

Researchers are trying to determine why healthy equine athletes suffer sudden death and if there's a way to prevent it.... Read More


Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More


NYSGC to Screen Racehorses for Heart Issues

November 09, 2015

The commission hopes a smartphone-based ECG device could help reduce risk of sudden death of racehorses.... Read More


Cardiac Recovery Time in Endurance Horses Evaluated

November 03, 2015

Veterinarians and riders should consider cardiac recovery times of more than 13 minutes as a warning sign of a problem.... Read More


Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More

Kelly Layne hugs Udon P at the end of a Grand Prix freestyle test performed at Dressage at Devon horse show in Devon, Pennsylvania in September 2014.


Grand Prix Horse Recovers from Heart Condition

October 08, 2015

International dressage horse Udon P is back in the ring after a successful heart treatment at the University of Florida.... Read More


Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More


Hypovolemic Shock

February 09, 2015

Here's what you need to know about hypovolemic shock related to blood loss or trauma in horses.... Read More


Studying Exercising Arrhythmias in Sport Horses

February 05, 2015

Researchers at the University of Bern are studying cardiac adaptations to training in eventing and endurance horses.... Read More


Prepurchase Exams Can Reveal Cardiac Problems

December 31, 2014

Learn about the cardiac abnormality one veterinarian identified during a prepurchase exam and if it was a deal breaker.... Read More


Does Your Sport Horse Have a Huge Heart? He Might!

November 11, 2014

Often called the "athlete's heart," an enlarged heart in a horse is frequently accompanied by murmurs and arrhythmias.... Read More


Heart of the Matter

October 22, 2014

Take a look at the remarkable equine heart and what can go wrong with it.... Read More


Veterinarian: Always Assess Equine Heart Murmurs

June 01, 2014

Assess the impact any heart murmur has on athletic performance or on rider and animal safety.... Read More


How to Check Your Horse's Pulse

April 03, 2014

Dr. Tom Casselberry, of Fairfield Calif., demonstrates how to check your horse's pulse. ... Read More


British Olympic Eventer Retired due to Cardiac Condition

February 17, 2014

Miners Frolic, a 16-year-old, 17-hand Thoroughbred gelding, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.... Read More


When to Worry about an Equine Cardiac Murmur

December 30, 2013

Learn about heart murmurs in horses, how to hear them, and their potential risks.... Read More


USEA Launches Equine Research Initiative

December 17, 2013

The USEA will make a $1.00 dollar per starter assessment to fund research that benefits sport horses.... Read More