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Peritonitis: Not Always A Secondary Condition

Peritonitis is a painful inflammation of peritoneum, the tissue that lines the abdomen and supports most abdominal organs. Often seen as a complication in horses that have had abdominal surgery, a ruptured bowel or injury to the abdominal cavity, if left untreated it can lead to organ failure and death. Though often associated with prolonged […]

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1950s Farming Practices May Be To Blame For Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance in both horses and humans has been increasing at an alarming rate, and with it the concern of losing a key tool in the arsenal of eliminating disease. While thought to be a new phenomenon, antibiotic-resistant bacteria evolved and spread in the 1950s through low doses of penicillin fed to livestock in North […]

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