3D Scanner Detects Swelling In Equine Limbs

A three-dimensional scanner mounted on a tablet has shown promise in detecting and measuring lower leg swelling in horses, report researchers Steven Johnson and Jennifer Symons from the University of Portland. Repetitive jumping is stressful on horse’s limbs as it loads them with additional weight. Fluid can accumulate near leg structures that are stressed. This […]

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Don’t Wait: Any Equine Eye Injury Is An Emergency

Horse owners should not take equine eye injuries lightly, even if they seem minor in nature. A common equine eye injury is a corneal abrasion, or scratch, which can be very painful for the horse. Signs that a horse may be suffering from a corneal abrasion: Squinting or holding eye closed Swelling and redness of […]

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Training On Hard Tracks Could Cause Injury To Harness Horses

Harness horses race on much harder tracks than Thoroughbreds, and while these tracks may have some benefits, a new study shows they also increase risk of injury. Researchers used diagnostic imaging on twelve 3-year-old Standardbred racehorses to look for damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones. Dr. Nathalie Crevier-Denoix and colleagues followed the Standardbred racehorses, […]

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A Cut Above: Castration Not As Routine As Believed

Though equine castrations are common for many vets, no surgery is truly “routine.” With any surgery, there is a chance for something to go awry, and castration is no different. Dr. Bruce Bladon, a British-based equine veterinarian, spoke at the 2016 Australian Veterinary Association’s Bain Fallon conference, stressing that vets and horse owners need to […]

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EEE Infected Horse Euthanized In Michigan

A horse in Barry County, Mich., was diagnosed with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and subsequently euthanized, according to MLive. The horse had not been vaccinated. EEE is a serious concern for horse owners as it is a zoonotic virus transmitted by mosquitoes. Dr. James Averill, Michigan’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) state veterinarian, […]

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