Working With a Veterinarian

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Life Is Short: Just Get the Horse

December 24, 2014

After 10 horseless years, The Horse's editor-in-chief is back in the saddle on her own gelding. ... Read More

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When Might a Veterinarian Watch a Horse Under Saddle?

December 11, 2014

Find out how watching a horse move under saddle can help a veterinarian during a soundness or prepurchase exam.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2014 AAEP Convention

December 09, 2014

Take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on internal medicine, imaging, vet practice, ligament injuries, and more.... Read More

Beasts of Burden Longform Feature

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Beasts of Burden: Africa's Working Horses and Donkeys

December 02, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More

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How are Bone Scans Used to Diagnose Equine Lameness?

November 20, 2014

Dr. Rachel Buchholz explains how bone scans work and how veterinarians use them to diagnose unsoundness in horses.... Read More

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Choosing the Right Equine Veterinarian

November 17, 2014

Consider these nine qualities when choosing an equine veterinarian. ... Read More

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Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

November 04, 2014

An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.... Read More

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Owner Participation Sought for Equine Disease Research

October 20, 2014

Researchers are seeking owner input for a study aimed at evaluating the economic impact of equine disease outbreaks.... Read More

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Optimizing Dressage Horses' Bodies for Peak Performance

September 19, 2014

From feeding and training to shoeing and warm-up protocols, learn how to keep your dressage horse fit to perform.... Read More

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Schaer to Discuss Vet-Doctor Collaboration at Free Lecture

September 13, 2014

Penn Vet's Dr. Tom Schaer will talk about how veterinarians and human physicians work together to improve patient care.... Read More

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Horse Vets Have Highest Injury Risk of U.K. Professions

September 12, 2014

Study shows horse vets carry the highest risk of injury of any civilian occupation in the United Kingdom.... Read More

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Planning for the Final Goodbye

September 11, 2014

While end-of-life planning for your horse might be painful, having a plan ahead of time will make the decision easier.... Read More

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BEVA Trust to Trial Vet Volunteers

September 11, 2014

The British Equine Veterinary Association's philanthropic arm is launching a series of vet volunteer pilot projects.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

Researchers successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Your Veterinarian's Horsemanship Skills

September 09, 2014

Of the 675 respondents, 519 (77%) said their veterinarian's strongest horse handling skill is being patient and calm.... Read More

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The Basic Physical Examination

August 26, 2014

All owners should know their horses' normal vital signs and how to take them correctly. Here's a review.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More

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What has Surprised You about Working as an Intern Vet?

August 14, 2014

Dr. Lauren Trager shares what it's like to transition from veterinary school to an internship.... Read More

The prepurchase veterinarian works for and is paid by the buyer and should be impartial and have no financial stake in the sale. The buyer owns the rights to the obtained information, including radiographic images (X rays) and test results.

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Equine Prepurchase Exams

August 13, 2014

A prepurchase exam helps you evaluate a horse's health and soundness before buying.... Read More

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Ribby Race Filly

August 04, 2014

How can an owner help a ribby but successful racehorse gain weight? Our source shares some tips.... Read More

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A Nail in the Hoof: What Would You Do?

August 04, 2014

How would you react if your horse stepped on a nail? One practitioner outlines the steps you should take.... Read More

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What is an 'Intern Veterinarian'?

August 01, 2014

Have you ever wondered what it means to be an intern equine veterinarian? Dr. Abigail Velting explains.... Read More

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Preventing Infectious Disease in Horses When Traveling

July 24, 2014

CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital's director of infection control offers tips to protect your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Finding a Veterinarian

July 22, 2014

Of the 872 respondents, 498 (57%) said their current veterinarian was recommended by a friend or equestrian.... Read More