Working With a Veterinarian
October 22, 2009
Keep season in mind when testing for Cushing's disease (pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID).... Read More
October 21, 2009
Laminitis and colic were the top two equine conditions in need of more research, according to nearly 600 members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) who recently responded to a survey conducted by the AAEP Foundation. The... Read More
October 20, 2009
One of the most often used and least understood immunological terms is antibody titer. But what does titer mean, and how can this information be used in assessing the immune status of a horse?
A titer is defined as the... Read More
October 11, 2009
Tawnee Preisner doesn't need a calendar to know that winter is approaching--all she has to do is count the number of inquiries she receives from horse owners wanting to place their animals at her California equine rescue. Calls from financially... Read More
September 15, 2009
Special laboratory equipment is not needed to produce bacteria-free platelet concentrates (commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma), but stringent attention to proper aseptic technique is essential.
Equine veterinarians are using... Read More
August 20, 2009
Diarrhea acquired while staying in a hospital, termed nosocomial diarrhea, is an unfortunate risk when hospitalizing a horse, but there are steps owners and veterinarians can take to help prevent disease.
There are many reasons wh... Read More
July 28, 2009
A horse's risk of impaction colic might be elevated by decreased exercise, restricted water intake, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and poor dentition, said Amy E. Plummer, DVM, Dipl. ACVS... Read More
July 15, 2009
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recently announced three new specialty academies for their members.
In addition to their existing specialties in dentistry, anesthesia, internal medicine, emergency... Read More
July 01, 2009
After more time at Shawhan, Halo Silver's left foot improved, but the right foot became even worse and she was in considerable pain. The options were clear for Blowe: euthanasia or removing the entire hoof wall in order to stop the pinching.... Read More
June 19, 2009
For the past 10 years, Richard Markell, DVM, has traveled every Wednesday afternoon to the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in Orange County, Calif., about 75 miles from his own practice in Encinitas, Calif.
An AAEP member who has cared... Read More
June 16, 2009
An exciting education and outreach partnership has been formed between The Horse and the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA). The two groups will work together to educate veterinarians and other industry professionals about the... Read More
June 14, 2009
Please turn on your imagination for ... Read More
June 08, 2009
In the future Moyer predicted more use of glue-on shoes, more new shoeing materials from metals to composites, a move to more group/corporate farriery and veterinary operations, more partnering between veterinarians and farriers... Read More
June 07, 2009
Rabies is a rhabdovirus that has been a human threat since antiquity. The virus is capable of infecting all warm-blooded animals with some variation in susceptibility. Rabies is considered 100% fatal to the infected host. However, in order for... Read More
June 03, 2009
The end result of laminitis is often a discrepancy in hoof growth, in which the heels grow faster than the toe... Read More
May 31, 2009
The table topic meeting room was full to overflowing with equine veterinarians at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention, held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif., most interested in some of the worldwide equine... Read More
May 20, 2009
Is there something you want to ask a veterinary specialist about colic? Attend Ask the Vet Live on TheHorse.com on Thursday, May 28, from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m. Ask the Vet Live: Colic is sponsored by Read More
April 23, 2009
Equine dentistry is a rapidly expanding field that encompasses a number of procedures. These include occlusal equilibration (how the teeth contact the opposite tooth surfaces), endodontics (the treatment of diseases of the tooth pulp),... Read More
April 17, 2009
April 16, 2009
Pfizer Animal Health's equine wellness program PreventiCare now features a redesigned Web site and new online capabilities that allow horse owners and veterinarians to enroll, track, and manage horses in the program.
The new Web site,
March 12, 2009
Being able to tell the difference between a mild lameness and subtle spinal ataxia is an important, yet challenging, endeavor in equine practice. Ohio State researchers recently reported that kinetic gait analysis--the computer... Read More
January 24, 2009
Most horse owners do not own horses as a business, or with expectations of generating household income from them. Rather, owners are more intent on maximizing the amount of pleasure or involvement per dollar spent. Saving money when it comes to... Read More
January 23, 2009
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), in conjunction with Bayer Healthcare Animal Health, recently launched its new and improved Get-A-DVM locator service. This online service allows horse owners to find AAEP-member... Read More
January 21, 2009
When we got a call from our boarding stable, we weren't expecting to hear the word "ataxia." ... Read More
January 21, 2009
Sometimes it is difficult to find that one short authoritative article that gives the basic information you're looking for on a specific equine topic. Something that gives you a foundation when you are looking for a starting point on which to... Read More
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Q. My long yearling Dutch Warmblood mare knocked her tooth out so severely that it had to be removed by my vet. What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?