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New Bacteria Found In Joint Infections Of Australian Thoroughbreds

A new strain of gram negative cocco-bacillus bacteria has caused joint infections in three Australian horses that had no contact with one another. In 2012, a 15-month-old Thoroughbred filly in Hunter Valley, New South Wales had progressive lameness in the right front for two weeks. She was referred to a clinic with severe lameness in […]

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Inflammatory Airway Disease In Horses Caused By Fungi

Inhaling different contaminants like fungi and dust can make it difficult for horses to breath; continued inhalation of molds or dust can even lead a horse to develop what has been dubbed “equine asthma,” a catchall phrase for multiple breathing disorders. Recently, researchers discovered that breathing in certain types of mold can lead to the […]

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Risk Of Joint Infections Low In Horses After Injection

Keeping joints healthy often requires a proactive approach: routine exercise, weight management, minimization of trauma, and regular use of oral joint health supplements such as glucosamine hydrochloride, hyaluronic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and chondroitin sulfate. “Kentucky Equine Research offers several high-quality joint supplements that can be given to young, sound horses prior to the onset of osteoarthritis to help […]

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Bad Bedding? Straw Hard On Equine Lungs

Straw bedding and dry hay can be risk factors for inflammatory airway disease (IAD) in performance horses, a new study shows. Julie Dauvillier, Fe ter Woort and Emmanuelle van Erck‐Westergren, who represent the Equine Sports Medicine Practice in Waterloo, Belgium, studied the role of fungi in IAD. Horses affected with IAD generally have poor performance, […]

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