May 01, 2008
"Steroid" use has made headlines because of abuse in human athletes for the past decade, from Major League Baseball to track and field events. The topic has also become hot in the horse industry, from steroid use for bulking up young horses in... Read More
April 22, 2008
Texas A&M researchers have discovered they can reduce the incidence of foal pneumonia caused by Rhodococcus equi by giving the antimicrobial drug azithromycin during foals' first two weeks of life.
Rhodococcus equi (R.... Read More
April 11, 2008
Osteoarthritis has a major impact on pain and athleticism of horses, and many medications are used to combat it. At the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla., an in vitro study comparing... Read More
April 07, 2008
Catheters placed in the jugular vein are commonly used to medicate or give fluids to horses in equine hospitals. One potential complication of catheters is thrombophlebitis, or blood vessel wall inflammation resulting in clot formation. When thi... Read More
April 01, 2008
Osteoarthritis is the most common human joint disorder in the world, and in the equine industry it's the most economically important disease. It's the primary cause of decreased athletic function and wastage in racehorses.... Read More
April 01, 2008
To understand the best approach to treating equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), it is helpful to have a brief look at how the protozoa (single-celled parasites) that cause EPM--Sarcocystis neurona--enter the central nervous system.... Read More
March 31, 2008
Does Surpass really work to improve joint health, or is it just another way of delivering a painkiller? CSU researchers set out to answer that question.... Read More
March 27, 2008
In the past few years, we've been hearing how many more horses have gastric ulcers than we used to think. We also know that oral omeprazole paste (GastroGard, manufactured by Merial Limited, Decatur, Ga.) effectively treats and prevents ulcers.... Read More
March 23, 2008
Intravenous (IV) lidocaine is one systemic way to manage pain and inflammation, and it also has been used to improve intestinal motility in colic cases. Its use has been a fairly hot topic of late, so Margaret Mudge, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC,... Read More
March 13, 2008
The 2008 National Clydesdale Sale, sponsored by the Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A., has been relocated to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisc. Originally planned and scheduled for Springfield, Ill., the relocation became necessary due to... Read More
March 04, 2008
Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) will host a national conference April 11 and 12, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will focus on challenges to compliance with federal law, methods being used for soring, available technology that could... Read More
February 01, 2008
Ileus is one of the leading postoperative causes of death in horses. ... Read More
January 17, 2008
A look at which compounds work against what parasites, how effective they are, and how to use them wisely.... Read More
December 17, 2007
Clydesdale breeder DeVere Clay was known far and wide for the horses he raised before he and his wife died, along with two granddaughters, from fumes while sleeping in a horse trailer in October.
Now his prized horses are going to new... Read More
December 04, 2007
Wedgewood Pharmacy has introduced peppermint- and alfalfa-flavored pergolide for horses in its Gourmeds dosage form. Gourmeds are chewable, naturally flavored tablets that are easy to administer.
Pergolide mesylate, a drug used to treat... Read More
December 03, 2007
Wedgewood Pharmacy recently introduced the Refresh Exchange Program, which allows veterinarians to return expired custom-compounded medications for exchange at no cost. The program is a first in the compounding pharmacy profession.
Through... Read More
November 27, 2007
Scottish researchers have discovered that neuropathic pain--damage to the sensory neurons innervating the foot--might play an import role in the chronic pain experienced by laminitic horses.
This finding could explain why horses with... Read More
November 01, 2007
See what veterinarians and owners learned during the AAEP's late summer meeting on lameness.
Want to know what veterinarians talk about when they get together? This year it was... Read More
October 06, 2007
Antibiotics and synthetic antibacterial drugs have revolutionized the ability to treat bacterial infections in human and animal patients. These drugs deserve careful use to preserve and optimize their effectiveness. Deciding on a treatment plan... Read More
September 07, 2007
September is National Preparedness Month. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, along with other veterinary and equine organizations, to promote the need for equine emergency... Read More
September 01, 2007
Most owners forget that antibiotics are drugs, and, if misused, they can cause short- and long-term problems for horses and, potentially, humans.
September 01, 2007
If a horse can't breathe, he can't work. Unimpeded respiration is needed to supply working muscles with oxyge... Read More
July 27, 2007
The United States Equestrian Federation announced a change to the horse-and-rider combinations it will be sending to Hong Kong for the test event at the Sha Tin race course in preparation for the 2008 Olympics. The test event will be held at the... Read More
July 23, 2007
More than half of all equine lameness is due to noninfectious joint disease and injury. It can happen from one bad step, but it's most likely due to cyclic (repeated) trauma.... Read More
July 19, 2007
Medication options for PPID include pergolide, cyproheptadine, trilostane, and chasteberry extract. One disadvantage is that no treatment is currently FDA-approved for PPID in horses.... Read More
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