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Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More

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Six Signs of Sacroiliac Disease in Horses

March 31, 2015

Sacroiliac disease is a newly recognized condition that vets are seeing a lot of in performance horses.... Read More

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Caley Pea Intoxication in Horses Studied

March 30, 2015

Horses can develop signs of toxicity soon after eating the plant or its seeds, but residual signs can persist for weeks.... Read More

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New Technology for Wound Repair Follow-Up in Horses

March 29, 2015

Researchers tested two approaches that could help them monitor wound size and the healing process more easily.... Read More

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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Martin, Equine Sports Medicine Pioneer, Dies at Age 68

March 25, 2015

Benson (Ben) Bennett Martin, Jr., VMD, died March 18 at the age of 68 following a long illness.... Read More

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How to Manage the Club Foot: Birth to Maturity

March 25, 2015

A club foot can often be corrected with proper and early intervention, especially in young horses.... Read More

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More

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Multiple Celiotomies in Short Span Yield a Guarded Prognosis

March 21, 2015

Horses undergoing multiple colic surgeries in a 14-day period are at greater risk for incisional infections.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Henderson Equine Castration Instrument

March 19, 2015

The Henderson equine castrating instrument resulted in a low complication rate, especially among younger horses.... Read More

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The ABCs of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Horses

March 19, 2015

Researchers are studying and using everything from MSCs to PRP and ACS to BMPs. Here are the basics you should know.... Read More

Researchers tested the safety of stem cell injections in horses' subconjunctiva. This image shows a subconjunctiva immediately following stem cell injection.

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Are Stem Cells Safe to Use in Horse Eyes?

March 18, 2015

Researchers determined that administering subconjunctival allogeneic stem cell injections to horses appears safe.... Read More

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Smith to Discuss Equine Acupuncture During Free Lecture

March 17, 2015

On April 7 Meagan Smith, DVM, will describe how she uses the ancient technique of acupuncture on her equine patients.... Read More

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Ultrasound, Palpation per Rectum to Diagnose Colic

March 15, 2015

Learn how veterinarians can use these methods in concert to diagnose colic in horses.... Read More

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Metronidazole Pharmacokinetics in Foals Studied

March 14, 2015

The medication's half-life was longer and clearance was lower in foals compared to adult horses, researchers determined.... Read More

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Tiludronate's Safety for Navicular Treatment Studied

March 14, 2015

Researchers determined that tiludronate is safe to use in horses as directed.... Read More

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Lameness Assessments While Longeing Studied

March 13, 2015

Researchers found poor agreement among less experienced vets and moderate agreement between more experienced ones.... Read More

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Estrogen Concentrations' Effects on Pregnancy Outcome

March 12, 2015

Researchers determined that reduced estrogen levels in late pregnancy do not affect pregnancy outcome.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Digital Neurectomy Outcome in Horses with Chronic Foot Pain

March 10, 2015

Horses with concurrent deep digital flexor tendon lesions were four times more likely to become lame again post-surgery.... Read More

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Cushing's Horses' Long-Term Response to Pergolide

March 08, 2015

Researchers determined that veterinarians can manage PPID long-term without a progressive increase in pergolide dose.... Read More

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Conditioning Bones for Wellness, Fracture Prevention

March 07, 2015

Bone is a vital tissue that's densely packed with specialized cells and supplied with a rich network of blood vessels.... Read More

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Proper Hand Hygiene Prevents Equine Disease

March 07, 2015

A veterinarian reviews proper hand hygiene techniques to help prevent equine disease spread during exams and procedures.... Read More

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Wild Horse Health On and Off the Range

March 04, 2015

Mustangs require care different from the average domestic saddle horse. Here's how vets manage BLM horses' health.... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread: Don't Forget About Farriers

March 03, 2015

Farriers should practice smart biosecurity to prevent potential equine disease spread among properties.... Read More