Recent News for Vet and Professional

This post-mortem picture of the metatarsal region of a lame horse reveals extensive adhesions between the suspensory ligament and the adjacent soft tissues.

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Is Ultrasound Useful for Diagnosing Hind-Limb PSD?

January 27, 2016

Good-quality ultrasonography is reasonably reliable for detecting PSD, but it underestimates the presence of adhesions.... Read More

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Canine Melanoma Vaccine Testing in Horses Underway

January 25, 2016

While researchers have yet to see full resolution in study horses, all tumors reduced in size or stopped growing. ... Read More

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Could Coconut Meal Benefit Some Horses?

January 25, 2016

Coconut, or copra, meal could be useful for horses requiring low-NSC diets, researchers found... Read More

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Measuring SAA Can Help Identify Health Issues Early

January 23, 2016

Vets can use SAA levels to differentiate between systemic inflammation and noninflammatory diseases in horses.... Read More

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A Recipe for Equine Weight Loss

January 22, 2016

Use slow-feeders and reduced feeding rates to safely and effectively decrease horses' body weight, researchers said.... Read More

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Is Sustainability a Heritable Trait in Thoroughbreds?

January 21, 2016

While environmental factors, such as nutrition and training, shape sustainability, genetics influence it, as well.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Biomechanics of Collection

January 20, 2016

Scientists studied the kinematics of both horse and rider to better understand exactly what goes on during collection.... Read More

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When the Heart of a Champion Gives Out

January 18, 2016

Researchers are trying to determine why healthy equine athletes suffer sudden death and if there's a way to prevent it.... Read More

Feral horses run freely on the beaches of Sable Island.

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Sable Island Horses Buck Bacteria Trend

January 16, 2016

Researchers found "remarkably low levels" of E. coli colonization in Sable Island horses' guts.... Read More

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Hendra Virus: Protect Horses to Protect Humans

January 16, 2016

This virus is bad news. It's deadly for horses, deadly for humans, and can be passed from sick horse to human caregiver.... Read More

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Foal Sex, Gestation Length Heritable Through Mare Bloodlines

January 14, 2016

This marks the first time such a connection has been made in any mammalian species.... Read More

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Study: Surgery to Fix Patella Problem Often Successful

January 13, 2016

Upward fixation of the patella resolved in 97% of horses undergoing a medial patellar ligament splitting procedure.... Read More

Food packed between cheek teeth can cause bad breath.

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Signs Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam

January 12, 2016

Are your horse's teeth bothering him? Here are some common signs to watch for. ... Read More

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EVA: Racing Vets Put Hearts Into Caring for Horses

January 10, 2016

Equine Veterinarians Australia takes a look at what goes on behind the scenes with racehorse practitioners.... Read More

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Approaches to Managing Equine Postoperative Ileus Studied

January 10, 2016

With multiple approaches to handling ileus, one vet thinks a firm definition of the condition could help outcomes.... Read More

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Heart Rate Variability to Monitor Unborn Foals' Health

January 09, 2016

Heart rate variability gives a broader and possibly more accurate look at fetal well-being than heart rate alone.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Stakes Winner Flick Euthanized at 24

January 08, 2016

Flick was one of the first Thoroughbred racehorses to undergo successful stem cell and bone marrow treatments.... Read More

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Researchers Unlock Genetic Secrets of the Dun Coat Color

January 08, 2016

Recent study results reveal why the dun pattern does not appear in many domestic horses.... Read More

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Do Muzzles Slow Horses' Pelleted Feed Intake?

January 08, 2016

Wearing a grazing muzzle during feeding is a simple, effective intervention for horses prone to choke, scientists found.... Read More

He points out what he's found—a core lesion in the deep digital flexor tendon.

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The Past, Present, and Future of Equine Veterinary Medicine

January 07, 2016

Dr. Roberta Dwyer takes a look at what's changed in veterinary medicine and what's stayed the same.... Read More

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Sesamoid Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

January 06, 2016

These little bones can cause big problems for horses.... Read More

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WHO Opposes Global Control of Ketamine

January 05, 2016

Veterinarians worldwide rely on the analgesic to treat animals--including horses--in their care.... Read More

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Hyperflexion in International Dressage: 1992 vs. 2008

January 05, 2016

Hyperflexion was more common in the 2008 World Cup than the 1992 Olympic Games in dressage classes, researchers found.... Read More

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Hand Protection in Equine Veterinary Care

January 04, 2016

Disposable gloves are made of numerous materials with varying levels of protection appropriate for different uses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Before Laparoscopic Surgery

January 03, 2016

Fasting horses before laparoscopic surgery decreases the amount of gas in the intestines, which can prove beneficial.... Read More