Working With a Veterinarian

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis for Horses

September 01, 2010

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery... Read More

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Coronary Band Injuries in Horses

September 01, 2010

Horses are likely to sustain coronary band and hoof wall injuries at one time or another. These injuries can carry long-term performance and soundness consequences.... Read More

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Owners Best at Assessing Own Horse's Airway Disease Changes

August 27, 2010

Researchers found that owners are best at assessing chronic respiratory disease changes in horses.... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: Is My Horse Sick? How Sick?

August 24, 2010

Being familiar with your horse's normal resting temperature, pulse, and respiration rates (TPR) help you recognize when things are abnormal. The TPR vitals help you determine "how abnormal." Remember, vitals taken after the horse has been worked... Read More

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Checking the Vitals: The Lungs

August 07, 2010

Because can't tell a horse to "take a deep breath," listening to his lungs requires the following techniques.... Read More

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How To Become A Farrier

August 01, 2010

Schools and continuing education courses are designed to help farriers get their shoeing businesses launched.... Read More

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Brushing Up on Thrush in Horses

August 01, 2010

Thrush is an anaerobic bacterial infection that slowly eats away at the horse's hoof tissue. ... Read More

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White Line Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Despite its name, white line disease does not actually affect the true "white line" of the hoof. ... Read More

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Feeding the Starved Horse

June 01, 2010

When dealing with a starved horse, how should you feed him? How much, how often, and what type of feed will bring the horse back to good health without causing more problems? The starved horse is in a most delicate health predicament... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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Be Prepared for First Aid and Equine Emergencies

May 08, 2010

Although it is the most basic form of health care, horse owners should be aware that horses need first aid care just as much as people do, if not more. There are many situations that a horse owner might run into, such as soft tissue injuries ... Read More

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Horse Wounds 101 (Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

May 01, 2010

With increased activity all horses are at a higher risk of sustaining traumatic lacerations or other wound types. Some might appear more serious than others. Often the wound might be hours, days, or even weeks old before it is observed.... Read More

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Equine Antibiotics: What They Are, How They Work, and Resistance

May 01, 2010

Daily, humans wage chemical warfare against an overwhelming population--bacteria. The arsenal of our chemical warfare relies on a mighty weapon--antimicrobial drugs (AMD). Of these substances, antibiotics have been a formidable weapon... Read More

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Equine First Aid: Knowing Normal from Abnormal (Book Excerpt)

April 07, 2010

For horse owners and others who care for horses, recognizing the differences between what is normal and what is abnormal about them forms the basic foundation for good animal husbandry and veterinary medicine. Using your powers of observation c... Read More

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Homeopathy in Equine Medicine Reviewed

April 06, 2010

A team of veterinary researchers in the United Kingdom recently reviewed the use and results of homeopathy for equine ailments including arthritis, headshaking, laminitis, and more.

"Homeopathy is a 200-year-old therapeutic meth... Read More

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Few Horse Owners Involve Vet in Parasite Control

April 05, 2010

Vaccination and deworming are an integral part of horse health care routines, according to respondents of a recent survey, but only a fraction of owners consult their veterinarians when it comes to parasite control.

The findings are ... Read More

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Horse Health Resources Vary by Age, Survey Shows

April 01, 2010

The way horse owners obtain equine health information has a lot do with their age, according to a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan.... Read More

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Handling of Vaccines for Horses

April 01, 2010

It's spring: the time of year when we are in the throes of boostering horse immunizations, with the intent to maximize immunity before mosquito season and competition campaigns get into full swing. Many equine vaccines are credited with inferring... Read More

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Controversial Ad Targets Oklahoma Equine Dentist Bill

March 31, 2010

A group of veterinarians in Oklahoma are hoping a controversial advertisement will convince state legislators to kill a bill that would allow horse owners and their employees to buy and administer veterinary prescription sedatives used in teeth... Read More

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Sweet! Veterinary Glucometers Accurate for Horses and Foals

March 20, 2010

Veterinary glucometers provide accurate and precise blood glucose measurements in healthy and sick horses and foals, reported a Colorado State University research team led by Eileen Hackett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC.

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AVMA Documents Vet Industry Trends

March 19, 2010

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has revealed a number of interesting trends in veterinary medicine and animal care, sourced from its most recent membership data.

For example, new AVMA data shows that veterinarians ... Read More

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Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Formed

March 15, 2010

A new professional organization, the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association, has been launched as the result of a recent international conference, co-sponsored by UC Davis, which focused on the use of stem cell therapy and ... Read More

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Behavioral Abnormalities Discussed by Vets

March 12, 2010

A lively Table Topic discussion on Equine Behavioral Abnormalities was held at the 2009 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Impaled Horse Continues Recovery

March 10, 2010

A horse that had a 3-foot-long tree branch pierce his side in January is still fighting infection in his chest and had another brush with death last week.

Amigo, a 10-year-old Arabian endurance horse, was almost euthanized last Tuesd... Read More