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Getah Virus Confirmed In China

China has confirmed its first equine case of Getah virus in a 17-year-old Warmblood. The horse  developed a sudden fever and diagnostic testing showed the presence of the mosquito-borne virus, which has no effective treatment. The horse, who is housed with1 4 other horses at a riding center in the Guangdong Province, was prescribed rest […]

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New Piroplasmosis Treatment Could Include Ellagic Acid

Ellagic acid in nanoparticles may be able to fight piroplasmosis in horses and other animals. Notoriously hard to treat, piroplasmosis is a protozoal infection that has no vaccination options–and treatment choices are limited. Spread by ticks, improperly sanitized surgical equipment or the reuse of needles, some regions of the world require euthanasia of the infected […]

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Chemotherapy A Viable Treatment For Horses With Lymphoma

Lymphoma, the most common cancer in horses, has been successfully treated with chemotherapy, a new study shows. However, nearly two-thirds of horses were affected with mild adverse effects from the chemo. Presentation of the cancer varies depending on the areas of the horse that are affected; the prognosis is also variable depending on where the […]

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Sarcoids: Treatment Should Be Early And Aggressive

The most common skin tumors in horses, sarcoids are thought to affect about 2 percent of horses across the globe. Though the tumors don’t spread, they can still be uncomfortable for the affected horse, potentially affecting eyelid function and leading to ulceration of they eyeball. Believed to be caused by a bovine papillomavirus transmitted by […]

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Sports Medicine ‘Sleuths’ To Unravel Lameness Mysteries During March First Tuesday Lecture 

Join Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Elizabeth Davidson, DVM, ACVS, ACVSMR, and Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, as they kick-off the spring First Tuesday Lecture series with their talk “Mythbusting the Lameness Exam Part 2: Comparing Your Interpretation of Lameness to What Scientific Data Tells Us.” When lameness strikes and there are no “clues” – no swelling, no […]

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Therapeutic Riding Has Positive Impact On Stress Levels Of Autistic Adolescents

Researchers at Slippery Rock University recently completed a study funded by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) focused on the comparative effectiveness of stress management techniques and Therapeutic Riding (TR) on stress levels of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The team, led by principal investigator Dr. Martha Kemeny, compared an evidence-based stress management […]

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Study Lends Some Data To Herbal Treatment For Pain Relief

Devil’s claw has been used to treat pain and inflammation in horses for years, but not much is known about how the equine body responds to the active ingredients. Because of this, the appropriate dosage has been difficult to determine, reports The Horse. A scientist at the University of Veterinary Medicine, in Vienna, Austria, Dr. […]

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Equine Medical Center Dedicates Renovated Youngkin Equine Soundness Clinic

Equine athletes of all kinds—from racehorses to hunters and jumpers to family companions—in the Mid-Atlantic region will now have access to an enhanced sports medicine facility in the heart of Virginia horse country. The Youngkin Equine Soundness Clinic in the Fout Barn at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) at Morven Park was dedicated […]

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Study Investigates How Furosemide Works To Find Alternative Treatments For EIPH

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in horses (also called “bleeding”) refers to the presence of blood in the lungs of a horse after exercise. This condition has been treated primarily with furosemide, but how the diuretic works is not completely understood. A recent study has found a relationship between the medication and an enzyme in the […]

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The Skinny On Equine Sarcoids

A type of skin cancer, sarcoids can become more than just a nuisance if left untreated–they can be deadly. Though they don’t typically spread to internal organs from local tissues, a horse that has had a sarcoid is more prone to growing additional tumors. There are a variety of types of sarcoids and treatments available, […]

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