Veterinary Practice


The "Problem" Mare: A Challenging Case of Endometritis

June 17, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how she successfully managed and impregnated a particularly challenging problem mare.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.


Autologous Conditioned Serum Composition Evaluated

June 15, 2016

This treatment uses the horse's blood to generate serum enriched with growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators.... Read More


Not Just Old Age: Why Do Senior Horses Die?

June 14, 2016

Despite the growing body of research into senior horses' health, their exact causes of death remain poorly documented. ... Read More


Stallion Semen Freezing 101

June 12, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how to freeze semen so veterinarians can carry out the process in their practices.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Field Glucose Test in Ponies

June 11, 2016

Researchers hope the test will help them predict laminitis risk based on ponies' insulin responses to food.... Read More

A 3-cm sarcoid tumor on a horse’s ear. Sarcoids often develop as small bumps under the skin or scaly lesions. Depending on their location on the horse’s body, tumors like these can often be removed by a veterinarian. However, in certain horses sarcoids tend to re-grow after surgery, sometimes to much larger tumors that are impossible to cure.


Cancer-Causing Virus Strikes Genetically Vulnerable Horses

June 10, 2016

Genetic differences in immune function could explain why some horses develop sarcoids and others don't, researchers say.... Read More


How Does Acupuncture Work?

June 10, 2016

There's a complex series of events that occur when acupuncture needles are placed. Here's a rundown of what happens.... Read More

Your veterinarian might insert needles into the infected joint and flush it with sterile saline.


Getting a Jumpstart on Joint Infections

June 08, 2016

Infected joints can be scary and cause stress, but early aggressive treatment offers the best chance for full recovery.... Read More


'Equine Asthma' Now an Official Diagnosis

June 07, 2016

Inflammatory airway disease and recurrent airway obstruction fall under the "equine asthma syndrome" umbrella. ... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Parasite Patterns in Feral Horses

June 06, 2016

Overall horses coped well with parasites. But the heavier the parasite load, the lower the horse's body condition score.... Read More


Manure Storage Methods for Fecal Egg Counts Tested

June 03, 2016

Researchers found that samples can be refrigerated for up to a week without adverse effects on egg counts.... Read More


Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

May 29, 2016

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses.... Read More


Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More


Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More


Do Domestic Mares Abort Fetuses to Protect Them? Maybe

May 21, 2016

Researchers determined that pregnant mares can abort their fetuses as a stress response to prevent future infanticide.... Read More


Researchers Study the Genetics of Trainability

May 20, 2016

Scientists found a gene that could identify superior tractability, or how easily a horse can be trained or controlled.... Read More

A stem cell injection using regional limb perfusion.


Regenerative Therapy Trends and Techniques in Horses

May 18, 2016

Veterinarians share their thoughts on stem cells, IRAP, and platelet-rich plasma.... Read More


Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

May 15, 2016

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares.... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.


Surgical Technique Effective for Treating Corneal Edema

May 13, 2016

Treated horses had less corneal fluid swelling than before, did not develop any corneal ulcers, and retained vision.... Read More


Spotting the Problem Patient

May 12, 2016

The key is understanding a horse's arousal, or alertness, level.... Read More


Can a Smartphone Help Diagnose Subtle Lamenesses?

May 11, 2016

Gait analysis applications on a smartphone can give reliable data to help detect hind limb lameness issues in horses.... Read More


Could SAA Testing Reveal Specific Injuries in Racehorses?

May 10, 2016

Soft tissue damage resulted in a larger increase in SAA levels than bone and joint injuries, researchers found.... Read More


Could Air-Dried Semen Produce Equine Embryos?

May 08, 2016

Researchers determined that air-dried sperm can be kept for up to four weeks before being used to produce an embryo.... Read More


DDFT Injury, MRI, and Medical Treatments

May 06, 2016

An accurate diagnosis with MRI can play a significant role in a horse's long-term return to activity after DDFT injury.... Read More


Study: EPM-Causing Parasites Ubiquitous in U.S. Horses

May 03, 2016

Living where horses don't commonly get diagnosed with EPM doesn't mean your horse isn't at risk. ... Read More