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Standing Ovation: New Scanner At UC Davis Designed For Racehorses

With a goal of bringing imaging technology directly to the racetrack, UC Davis veterinary researchers are helping the horse racing industry to better detect and understand injuries, and ultimately prevent future catastrophic breakdowns. The technology being utilized by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is positron emission tomography (PET), and its development continues to […]

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Laparoscopic Vasectomies: The Key To Standing Castration?

The castration of stallions, called gelding, is common in horses that are not expected to take on breeding duties. Typically, a male’s testes are completely removed, which helps moderate unwanted behavior and limits unintended reproduction. Vasectomies, while common in human medicine, are not often performed in horses. This type of surgery involves the severing of […]

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Method Of Tooth Removal In Horses May Indicate Complication Risk

Any equine tooth extraction can have complications, but not all methods carry the same risks. Researchers studied the five most-common tooth extraction methods to compare the type and rates of complication. Scientists V. Caramello, L. Zarucco, D. Foster, R. Boston, D. Stefanovski¬†and J. A. Orsini studied oral extraction, three surgical tooth removals and lateral buccotomy […]

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Castration Complications: Some Breeds More Prone To Issues

Castration of male horses not fit to be breeding stallions is common. Though this procedure is considered routine, it’s not without potential complications, one of which is evisceration. Evisceration is where the horse’s intestines protrude through the incision made for the castration; this can be fatal if not addressed immediately, reports The Horse. Dr. John […]

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