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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do Equine Vaccines Change Each Year?

Q: We’ve heard a lot about how this year’s human flu shot doesn’t seem to be as effective as it has been in years past.  Do equine vaccines also get modified from year to year, and if so, how concerned should managers be that a vaccinated horse could get an infectious disease? A: The short […]

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Study Suggests Furosemide Creates Lingering Sodium Imbalance Horses Struggle To Correct

Few racehorses compete without furosemide, a diuretic known commercially as Lasix, to reduce bleeding in the lungs, or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH). Horsemen and armchair veterinarians alike have questioned whether horses suffer a long-term impact from repeated dosing of furosemide. Furosemide causes horses to lose sodium, and they might not be able to make up […]

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Recently Extinct Horse Breed Could Be Reintroduced

With the death of a horse named Nunki in July of 2015 came the extinction of the Abaco Island Horse, a breed of wild horses who once lived in the Bahamian forest. Using cutting-edge technology, Milanne Rehor hopes to reverse this breed’s extinction. Rehor received approval from the Bahamian government to clone Nunki and utilize […]

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The Ups and Downs Of Technology In Equine Veterinary Medicine

Technology has changed the face of the veterinary world. Clients associate a vet utilizing the newest advances in technology as being cutting-edge and committed to the highest standard of equine care. As such, utilizing technology can be seen as a form of marketing for practitioners and their teams. However, not all technology is good for […]

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New Equine Leg Brace Could Be Game-Changer For Injury Recovery

For anyone who deals with horses in a competitive nature, it is not if they will deal with lameness issues in their equine athletes, but when. Horsepower Technologies is working to make dealing with those situations easier and safer with its new “Fast Track” device, a brace that is designed to accelerate a horse’s recovery […]

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Community Rallies To Give Horse With Wry Nose New Lease On Life

A horse named Barbara will hopefully get a new lease on life, thanks to a compassionate owner, a Texas community that rallied around her plight and a surgery slated to take place next week at the University of Tennessee. Barbara’s owner, Martha Talley, told Central Texas news station KXAN that Barbara was born with a […]

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Insurance Company To Offer Companion Horse Coverage

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group announced recently that they have started offering veterinary care insurance to companion horses. The policies will be underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Co. The company, which also offers coverage for dogs, cats and small animals, says companion animals will be covered like any other companion animal, providing […]

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New CT Scanner Takes Images Of Standing Horses

A Madison, Wisc.-based company currently developing a stand-up computed tomography (CT) device capable of conducting scans on large animals recently completed its first test on a horse. Asto CT conducted the test in order to demonstrate to veterinarians that a horse would stand calmly within the CT scanner machine and not be overly bothered by […]

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Nominations Now Open For Vet Tech’s ‘Champion Of The Cause’ Award

Veterinary technicians play a key role in the world of equine healthcare, especially in the case of emergencies or specialized care. For the third year in a row, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), EquiManagement magazine and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT) are currently accepting nominations for their Champions of the Cause Award. […]

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‘Overdoing It’: What To Do When Scar Tissue Becomes Proud Flesh

Following a soft tissue injury to the limbs, many horses seem to embrace the notion that anything worth doing is worth overdoing. In this case, the “overdoing” component refers to the production of excessive scar tissue called exuberant granulation tissue (EGT) or proud flesh—an unsightly overgrowth of tissue in a healing wound that poses significant […]

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