Working With a Veterinarian

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Colic in Horses: When is Surgery Necessary?

August 16, 2011

What factors do veterinarians look for when deciding whether to refer a horse to a hospital for colic surgery?... Read More

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Equine Veterinarians Most Likely to Contract MRSA

August 13, 2011

Equine veterinarians are 23 times more likely to contract antibiotic-resistant bacteria than horse owners.... Read More

Make an annual wellness exam the number one item on your horse-health to-do list, recommends Tanner. The exam will include evaluating your horse’s heart, lungs, gastrointestinal system, soundness, and dental health. This is also a great time for you and your vet to plan a deworming strategy for the year.

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Taking the Stress out of Vet Visits

July 30, 2011

What can vets and owners do to make veterinary visits less stressful for the horses and people involved?... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia: How to Avoid Spreading It

July 28, 2011

Humans pose a risk of transmitting blood-borne infections between horses, such as equine infectious anemia.... Read More

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NRHA Moves Ahead with Medications Rule

July 20, 2011

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors recently voted to approve an Animal Welfare ... Read More

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Enteric Bacteria: Can Healthy Horses be Carriers?

July 11, 2011

Could a healthy horse in one's own backyard be a disease risk for other horses?... Read More

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What's New With Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis?

June 30, 2011

Researchers have made great strides in their understanding of EPM and improvements in diagnostic and treatment... Read More

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Recumbent Horses: Factors Associated With Survival

June 29, 2011

Finding a horse recumbent (unable to rise after lying down) is a nightmare no horse owner wants to experience.... Read More

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Vapocoolant Spray Reduces Joint Injection Pain

June 20, 2011

Applying a vapocoolant spray before joint injections appears to decrease anticipation of pain and actual pain ... Read More

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Horses with Osteoarthritis Sought for Study

June 18, 2011

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking horses diagnosed with osteoarthritis to ... Read More

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New Bolton Center Offers Lecture on Prepurchase Exams

June 13, 2011

The New Bolton Center will the lecture "Prepurchase Examinations: The Role of the Veterinarian" on July 5.... Read More

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Stress Remodeling: Is Pasture Rest the Best Treatment?

June 12, 2011

Pasture rest could be the best treatment option for horses diagnosed with lower cannon bone stress remodeling.... Read More

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Squelching Drug Resistance in Parasites

June 01, 2011

Intensive use of anthelmintics has fueled parasite resistance to these drugs; here's how to combat resistance.... Read More

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Gastric Impaction in Horses: A Review

May 01, 2011

Colic and its causes are part of most owners' horse care vocabulary--an intestinal twist, sand accumulation, or gas buildup might be among the familiar events leading to equine abdominal pain. But owners might not be aware of another, less-frequent ... Read More

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Vaccination Reactions: Common, or Cause for Concern?

April 27, 2011

Horse owners understand that vaccinations protect the health of their horses and might even be life-saving. What some owners might not realize is that adverse reactions can occur after vaccination. While most vaccines' side effects are minor, it's ... Read More

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New Bolton Lecture: You Think It's Colic But It's Not

April 25, 2011

On May 3 the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center (NBC) will present a lecture entitled "You Think It's Colic but It's Not" at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the School of Veterinary Medicine at New ... Read More

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Cornell University Welcomes New Blood Donor Horse

April 24, 2011

Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) welcomes its newest permanent working animal: Mike, a 9-year old Belgian draft horse. His job involves a lot of time off lounging outside. But a few times a year when emergencies strike, Mike will play a... Read More

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Good Works Honoree Fights Equine Abuse

April 20, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Grant Miller, DVM, a practitioner with Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service in Petaluma and a defender of abused, abandoned, and neglected horses in Sonoma County, Calif., as the Good ... Read More

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UKVDL Investigating Oral Lesion Reports

April 20, 2011

Since early February, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) has been receiving reports from veterinarians who have seen large numbers of horses (mostly Saddlebreds) with oral lesions. The lesions have sometimes been ... Read More

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Diaphragmatic Tears in Horses Examined

April 18, 2011

Horses with diaphragmatic tears (also called rents) are given a relatively poor prognosis to make a full recovery, but the condition is not a death sentence, according to the results of a recent retrospective study. Alfredo E. Romero, DVM, of ... Read More

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AVMA Launches Veterinarian Finder Website

April 15, 2011

Horse and pet owners searching for a veterinarian need look no further than the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA), MyVeterinarian.com, a new website that provides owners with detailed information about veterinary practices from around ... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Moon Blindness for Study

April 14, 2011

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine is seeking donation of horses afflicted with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU)--also known as moon blindness--to participate in a study investigating the role of bacterial infection in the ... Read More

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Prosthetic Limbs for Horses: A Closer Look

April 10, 2011

Horses have traditionally been considered obligate four-legged animals; however, the dogma is changing. ... Read More

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Yes, Your Horse Is Fat

April 07, 2011

Horse owners must be able to acknowledge that a horse is overweight and needs to drop a few pounds.... Read More

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Assessing Abdominal Abscesses (AAEP 2010)

March 29, 2011

A variety of equine conditions can present with clinical signs that include colic pain, fever, decreased appetite, and weight loss. Similar signs occur with abdominal abscesses, making them challenging to diagnose. At the 2010 American Association of... Read More