Recent News for Vet and Professional


What Does AMH Say About Your Stallion or Mare?

August 19, 2016

Anti-Mullerian hormone is a reliable marker for cryptorchidism, granulosa-cell tumors, and, possibly, mare fertility.... Read More


Behind the Scenes at the Olympic Farriery Forge

August 18, 2016

British and Brazilian farriers are working around the clock to keep the equine athletes well-shod in Rio de Janiero.... Read More


Researchers Study Method to Detect Equine Arthritis Early

August 17, 2016

Scientists say molecular changes to an in-joint protein layer called lubricin could indicate osteoarthritis development.... Read More


Researchers Study Plant-Based Treatment for Equine Melanoma

August 16, 2016

Betulinic acid could become a safe and effective treatment for melanoma in horses, researchers said.... Read More


Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

August 12, 2016

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said.... Read More


Inbred Horses Help Scientists Identify IBH Gene Locations

August 11, 2016

Researchers studied a group of related Exmoor ponies to find the chromosomes that could carry IBH-related genes.... Read More


Could Bone Marrow Aspirate Help Heal Tendon Injuries?

August 10, 2016

Injecting bone marrow aspirate into core SDFT lesions yielded good results for returning racehorses to competition.... Read More

Dr. Thomas Wolff, president of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Veterinary Commission, leads a 130-strong world-class team of veterinary experts, including leading surgeon Dr. Carlos Eduardo Veiga


World Class Veterinary Care for Equine Olympic Athletes

August 09, 2016

Take a look inside equine veterinary care at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.... Read More


Using 'Epiduroscopy' to Diagnose Back Pain in Horses

August 09, 2016

This approach involves inserting a video endoscope into the epidural space to visualize potentially painful lesions.... Read More


Cardiac Arrhythmias and Performance in Young Standardbreds

August 06, 2016

Horses with significant cardiac arrhythmias or ones found during multiple sessions might be less likely to race.... Read More


Assessing Equine Welfare Objectively

August 05, 2016

The key is not to point out what is right or wrong, but what changes to make to improve horse and human welfare alike.... Read More


Can Owners Help Horses Achieve Weight Loss at Home?

August 05, 2016

Weight loss is possible in most situations, provided the owner remains actively involved in the nutrition program.... Read More


Researchers Examine Horse Management, Use, and Health Risks

July 29, 2016

Researchers learned that dressage horses have the greatest risk of locomotor problems, among other findings.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Does Exercise Impact Horses' Nighttime Resting Behavior?

July 28, 2016

Horses spent less time resting at night during weeks they worked than they did during weeks they didn't, scientists say.... Read More


New Insight on How Surfaces Impact Horses' Limbs

July 26, 2016

Researchers found that hard surfaces, shallow footing depths, and compacted footing could increase horses' injury risk.... Read More


Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 24, 2016

There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.... Read More


What's New in Equine Standing Surgery?

July 23, 2016

One equine surgeon reviews the growing trend toward surgery in the standing horse rather than in anesthetized patients.... Read More


Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More


15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More


Joint Supplements and Equine Osteoarthritis

July 20, 2016

Osteoarthritis is a common cause of lameness. Could a joint supplement help affected horses? Maybe, says one researcher.... Read More


Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 19, 2016

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More


AVMA Launches Database of Animal Health Studies

July 19, 2016

The database is designed to connect vets and owners to clinical studies on a range of topics, including horse health.... Read More


Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More


My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More


Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More