Learn Which Trees Are Poisonous To Horses With This Guide

Trees are everywhere. On a farm they’re not only useful but provide shade for horses as they graze and shelter from harsh wind. Sometimes, however, whether due to lack of nutrition, curiosity or simple boredom, the foliage on trees becomes a snack for horses and other large animals, which makes it imperative to know which […]

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Researchers Closer Than Ever To Cure For Laminitis

Laminitis is one of the most painful conditions a horse can endure and has robbed countless equines of not only their livelihood, but their comfort, mobility and ultimately their lives. It is estimated that up to 15 percent of horses will endure a bout of laminitis at some point during their lives, with as many […]

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Two Studies Released On Gastric Ulcer Treatments In Horses

Two studies on gastric upset and treatment in horses were recently released, one focusing on the risks of using compounded omeprazole and the other showing promising effects of using a polysaccharide blend. In the first study, carried out by Dr. Mark A. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVIM from Carolina Equine Hospital in North Carolina, radiographic images […]

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Advancing Veterinary Medicine: UC Davis Tech Invents New CT Scanning Table

Typically, to perform a computed tomography (CT) scan on a horse or other large animal, the patient must be lifted and gently guided by a team of veterinarians and technicians onto the platform using a crane or forklift. But, thanks to a recent innovation created by University of California – Davis technician Jason Peters, RVT, […]

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Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Evaluation

Lameness is the leading cause for horses to be presented to veterinarians for treatment and each year more than half a billion dollars are spent on the diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness. While roughly 70 percent of lameness consultations with a veterinarian result in a full recovery for the animal, 30 percent come in […]

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When Things Go Wrong With Intra-Articular Joint Injections

Intra-articular joint injections are one of the most effective ways to deliver medication or diagnose lameness, but they do not come without risks. Complications, such as septic arthritis, flare reaction and periartuclar cellulitis can arise and can cause major long term issues for the affected horse, as well as their owner’s wallet. While these three […]

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Financial Stress Is Leading Concern For Veterinarians

A study conducted jointly by Henry Schein, Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Practitioners found that the leading concern among equine practitioners relates to money and financial security. The study looked at how practitioners’ financial records were kept, including income, expenditures and accounts receivable. The study also examined how equine veterinarians communicate […]

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The Heartache Of Saying Goodbye To Your Horse

Life never lasts as long as we want it to for our animal counterparts. Whether it’s a dog, a cat or a horse, veterinarians see the pain and turmoil owners go through as their animals come to the end of their life. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Bo Brock, DVM, expected that as his […]

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Stem Cell Advances Could Aid Horses And Humans

The University of California-Davis’s Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures (VIRC) is working on new ways to integrate stem cell methodology into medical discoveries and clinical practice. The school has specific faculty, staff and students working as teams to develop and carry out relevant clinical trials in naturally occurring diseases. The research is then evolved into clinical […]

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