cancer

New Piroplasmosis Treatment Could Include Ellagic Acid

Ellagic acid in nanoparticles may be able to fight piroplasmosis in horses and other animals. Notoriously hard to treat, piroplasmosis is a protozoal infection that has no vaccination options–and treatment choices are limited. Spread by ticks, improperly sanitized surgical equipment or the reuse of needles, some regions of the world require euthanasia of the infected […]

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Dr. Brett Weseli Honored By AAEP’s Good Works Campaign For May

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) commends Dr. Brett Weseli, the May honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, whose volunteer efforts exposing children to horses and other animals are expanding knowledge and appreciation while helping to heal the human spirit. Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners who perform volunteer service to […]

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Rethink Breast Cancer To Be Official Charity Of 2019 Queen’s Plate

Woodbine Entertainment welcomes back Rethink Breast Cancer as the official charity partner of The Queen’s Plate and has launched its first online 50/50 raffle in support of the Canadian organization’s mission. Rethink Breast Cancer’s mission is to empower young people worldwide who are concerned about and affected by breast cancer through innovative education, support and […]

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Sherman Keeping ‘Occupied’ During Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Trainer Art Sherman, best-known as the conditioner of California Chrome, is in the process of recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his bladder, according to brisnet.com. At 82, Sherman is still training and gets out to watch training at Los Alamitos four mornings per week. “I like to be involved, and we’ve got […]

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Chemotherapy A Viable Treatment For Horses With Lymphoma

Lymphoma, the most common cancer in horses, has been successfully treated with chemotherapy, a new study shows. However, nearly two-thirds of horses were affected with mild adverse effects from the chemo. Presentation of the cancer varies depending on the areas of the horse that are affected; the prognosis is also variable depending on where the […]

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Sarcoids: Treatment Should Be Early And Aggressive

The most common skin tumors in horses, sarcoids are thought to affect about 2 percent of horses across the globe. Though the tumors don’t spread, they can still be uncomfortable for the affected horse, potentially affecting eyelid function and leading to ulceration of they eyeball. Believed to be caused by a bovine papillomavirus transmitted by […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: The Therapy Of The Backstretch

While Jude Pastor was installing a rock garden on a broiling July afternoon in Louisiana, he could not wait to enjoy a cold soda. When he finally allowed himself a break, he drank deeply, expecting to almost instantly feel refreshed and restored. Instead, he was jolted by pain he never experienced before. “Wow, that hurt,” […]

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Cancer Comparison: Horses, Dogs And Humans

Mucosal melanoma, a rare subtype of melanoma, has been detected in horses, dogs and humans; a new study has found key genes that will help create new cancer therapies. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and colleagues from multiple other institutes studied 28 horse, 45 human and 65 dog melanomas, and were able to identify […]

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Former NYTHA President Rick Violette Jr. Passes After Battle With Lung Cancer

Trainer Rick Violette Jr., who retired in 2017 after 10 years as President of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and more than 25 years as a member of the NYTHA Board, passed away this morning at his home in Delray Beach, Florida, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 65. Violette was born […]

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Lanerie Back In The Winner’s Circle: ‘Get Life Moving Forward Again’

Corey Lanerie rode at Ellis Park Friday for the first time this summer as the four-time meet titlist resumed riding regularly following the June 22 death of his wife, Shantel. With his third mount of the day, Lanerie was back in the winner’s circle for the fourth race, with track announcer Jimmy McNerney saying, “Hide […]

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