Taking Stock: Do Salt And Water Play A Role In Equine Leg Swelling?

“Stocking up,” where a horse’s lower legs swell because of pooling lymph, can look alarming, but the condition is typically temporary. The condition generally occurs when a horse has a reduction in his usual activity level. This lack of movement impairs circulation. Stocking up is not painful; the horse should not have a fever or […]

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Ever Wonder Why Racehorses Are So Fast? Tufts University Explains

Racehorses, pound for pound, can outrun, out jump and out power any human being, says Dr. Melissa Mazen, a professor, board-certified internist and pulmonology expert at Tufts Equine Center. In this video from Tufts University, she explains why horses are so fast. First, she notes, horses are obligate nose breathers, meaning they can only breathe […]

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Shocking New Treatment Calms Horses’ Fluttering Hearts

When traditional treatments for atrial fibrillation (AF) fail, a new procedure provides an alternative way to reset the quivering heart of a horse back to its normal heartbeat: transvenous electrical cardioversion (TVEC). Offered by cardiologists at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, this new treatment is another way to help horses get back to a […]

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