Treating A Wound Without Antibiotics? Give Debridement A Try

The concern regarding antibiotic resistance is well founded and veterinarians are searching for ways to treat wounds without these powerful drugs. Debridement, which removes necrotic tissue, is one of the easiest ways to help avoid the use of antibiotics, reports The Horse. Some debridement options include: Enzymatic debridement uses manufactured enzymes to break down the […]

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Striking Similarities: Atlas of Equine Brain May Aid Human Medicine

U.S. researchers have created a standardized brain atlas of a horse using an MRI machine. Brain atlases have been created for many other species, but not for horses. The atlas will be a valuable resource for neuroimaging research. Drs. Philippa Johnson, Valentin Janvier, Wen-Ming Luh, Marnie Fitz Maurice, Teresa Southard and Erica Barry of Cornell University have made the atlas available […]

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Getting Under Their Skin: Transdermal CO2 May Help Treat Laminitis

Laminitis is a debilitating and life-threatening condition that can be brought on by a range of things, including endocrine disorders, a retained placenta in mares, overindulging in feed, complications from illness and being worked for an extended period of time on hard ground. The subject of much research, new studies have shown that carbon dioxide […]

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Researchers Collaborate To Determine Hoof Growth Patterns

Researchers in equine medicine, physics, math and stem cell biology have worked together to determine how equine hooves grow and why abnormal hoof shapes may develop. The study can be applied to multiple species, including sheep and cattle, and clarifies the role of biology and physics in hoof growth. Dr. Cyril Rauch, an Associate Professor […]

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Pollen: Paving The Way For EHV-1 Infection

Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) could be driven by pollen, new research suggests. Well-known for its ability to trigger allergies and asthma, little is known about how pollen interacts with respiratory membranes. Pollens release proteins and allergens when they come into contact with moisture in the respiratory tract of animals and people. The proteins include […]

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