Veterinary Practice

Note the difference between the MRI image showing a normal spinal cord on the left and the one showing cord compression on the right.


Wobbler Syndrome: What We Know and Where We're Headed

July 01, 2015

Find out what you need to know about this devastating neurologic disease and what research developments are underway.... Read More


Are Unshod Dressage Horses at a Competitive Disadvantage?

July 01, 2015

Some riders believe shoes help give a dressage horse better gaits; scientists have found that idea to be mostly a myth.... Read More


Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 30, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More

Following nerve removal, Dr. Withers stitches the incision up before moving on to the next leg.


A Day Spent at an Equine Clinic Abroad

June 23, 2015

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on of a U.K. vet clinic and its differences from ones stateside.... Read More


Common Equine Abortion Causes Reviewed

June 21, 2015

While we can't prevent all abortions, knowing the risks can help us prepare for and, in some cases, reduce the hazards.... Read More


Antimicrobials' Effects on Horses' Intestinal Microbes

June 20, 2015

Researchers found significant changes following the administration of three common antimicrobial medications.... Read More


Prevalence of, Risk Factors for Ulcers in Jumpers Examined

June 19, 2015

Researchers found that 34% of jumping horses examined had both squamous and glandular ulcers.... Read More

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.


Do Blanketed Horses Get Enough Vitamin D?

June 18, 2015

Researchers determined that blanketing does not appear to impact horses' vitamin D status.... Read More


Researchers Study THO Treatment Option

June 16, 2015

Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO) can cause vestibular nerve damage and balance problems in affected horses.... Read More


Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

June 14, 2015

Horses with PPID had lessened antibody titers following vaccination for rhinopneumonitis and West Nile virus.... Read More


Designing an Equine Wellness Plan for Your Practice

June 13, 2015

Wellness plans are a win-win-win for clinic, client, and patient. Learn how to implement one in your vet practice.... Read More


Using Fluorescent Markers to Look at Laminar Microanatomy

June 12, 2015

This method showed that the hoof appears to be impacted more extensively by laminitis than previously thought.... Read More


Colic Surgery: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

June 12, 2015

While vets have made progress in improving colic surgery in the past 40 years, there are still improvements to be made.... Read More


Surgical Treatment for Delayed Patellar Release Studied

June 11, 2015

Researchers determined that 89% of affected horses benefited from a procedure called medial patellar ligament splitting.... Read More


Tiludronate's Efficacy in Managing Navicular Cases

June 10, 2015

Researchers observed a 16% improvement in horses' lameness when using the drug compared to corrective shoeing alone.... Read More


Study: Enrichment can Improve Hospitalized Horses' Welfare

June 09, 2015

"Enriched" clinics could help improve equine welfare, leading to quicker healing times and safer environments for staff.... Read More


Marbofloxacin Might Prevent Transport-Associated Fever

June 07, 2015

Transport-associated fever is a common issue that can disrupt training schedules or indicate infection.... Read More


Veterinarians Evaluate Adverse Reactions to Myelograms

June 06, 2015

For the most part, the adverse reactions were mild and self-limiting. But some serious ones did occur.... Read More


When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More


Researchers Examine Compensatory Lameness Sources

May 31, 2015

Some forelimb lamenesses can result in the horse appearing unsound in a hind limb.... Read More


New Treatments for Upward Fixation of the Patella Needed

May 29, 2015

Just 50% of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the current surgical treatment for upward fixation of the patella.... Read More


The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

May 25, 2015

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses.... Read More


Researchers Study Uterine Torsion Outcomes

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that, overall, 90.5% of mares and 82.3% of foals survived to hospital discharge following treatment.... Read More


Corticosteroid Clearance Following Joint Injections

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that corticosteroid elimination varies depending on the dose used and the number of joints treated.... Read More


Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More