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Heart Squeeze for the Future Flying 'Squirrel'

Heart Squeeze for the Future Flying 'Squirrel'

The Emergency and Critical Care team knew the possible diagnosis and checked Squirrel’s heart immediately upon arrival at New Bolton Center. Her heart rate was 95 beats per minute; a normal heart rate is in the 30s....
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5 Reasons Your Saddle Doesn't Fit [AND Helpful Solutions]

5 Reasons Your Saddle Doesn't Fit [AND Potential Solutions]

We've all had the misfortune of seeing someone at the barn riding in a poorly fitting saddle. Or worse, we've been that person! While some saddle fit problems are obvious, some are not. And even some of those obvious issue...
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Equine Sarcoid Vaccine is Effective: Penn Vet Researchers

Equine Sarcoid Vaccine is Effective: Penn Vet Researchers

Autologous vaccination is a safe, quick, and inexpensive method of treating sarcoid tumors in horses, according to research by veterinarians at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center....
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Managing Quarter Cracks in the Horse's Hoof

Managing Quarter Cracks in the Horse's Hoof

When hooves aren’t trimmed properly or horseshoes don’t fit correctly your horse may get a quarter crack caused by excessive force and stress on one area of the hoof wall. Find out what else causes quarter cracks and ho...
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MD Horses Free after Stable Roof Collapse

MD Horses Free after Stable Roof Collapse

A dozen horses are free from a Maryland stable after the roof partially collapsed, an official says. The Poolesville farm's 35 horses are temporarily displaced....
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Veterinary Team Solves Post-Foaling Emergency

Veterinary Team Solves Post-Foaling Emergency

Three hours after foaling the placenta was very retained. The timing is crucial on the placenta passing, because mares can get septic shock as the tissue starts to degrade in the uterus....
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6 Horse Health Tips for Cold Weather

6 Horse Health Tips for Cold Weather

Winter is here and could smack parts of the East Coast with blizzard conditions. Here are six veterinarian recommended horse health tips to keep your horses happy and healthy during the cold and icy days of winter....
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FL Authorities Confirm Scott Langton Death Suicide

Fake Veterinarian Allegedly Treating Horses: Kansas Vet Board

A convicted criminal is impersonating a licensed equine veterinarian in Kansas, according to state officials. The Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners issued an alert regarding Danny Russell Thomas, who is using the al...
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Feeding and Care of Horses in Cold Weather

Feeding and Care of Horses in Cold Weather

Cold weather, particularly below freezing temperatures, along with blistering cold rains, requires horse owners to pay careful attention to their equines to make sure they maintain their weight through the winter months....
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Saving Nova: The Therapy Horse Helping Kids

Saving Nova: The Therapy Horse Helping Kids

Nova is one of seven hors­es that live with a family of adopted and foster kids. Ranging in ages from 7 to 16, they have all left behind difficult circumstances for better lives, but mental scars still linger. Nova gives ...
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Researchers: Better Way to Diagnose Strangles in Horses

Researchers: Better Way to Diagnose Strangles in Horses

Researchers say they have identified a better method for diagnosing strangles in horses. Strangles is a highly contagious, upper respiratory disease....
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MRI Key to Diagnosing Dressage Horse's Lameness

MRI Key to Diagnosing Dressage Horse's Lameness

The farrier did her feet that week, and Legato, known as Lexi, improved. MacGuinness chalked it up to a shoeing imbalance, but gave the big Warmblood mare the winter off, just in case....
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EPM Treatment

FDA Approves New Dosing for EPM Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new dosing for the first approved treatment for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)....
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Horses and Snakebites: What Owners Need to Know

Horses and Snakebites: What Owners Need to Know

Standing in the pasture or riding on the trail, horses are susceptible to snake bites, making it important for horse owners to educate themselves. Snake venom can vary by species and many factors affect the severity of the ...
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Robotics-Controlled Imaging Coming to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center

Robotics-Controlled Imaging Coming to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center

“The best analogy to illustrate the difference between EQUIMAGINE™ and current imaging technology is to envision the deep, inaccessible parts of the ocean that we know are there but have not before explored,” he ...
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Endurance Horses Go the Distance with Hoof Protection

Endurance Horses Go the Distance with Hoof Protection

When training and preparing a horse for an endurance race, it’s important to have a hoof care plan and regimen in place that is consistent and reliable for the conditions found on endurance courses....
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Monensin Toxicity Blamed for California Horses' Deaths: Lab

Monensin Toxicity Blamed for California Horses' Deaths: Lab

Lab results confirm the deaths of three California horses were caused by monensin toxicity. The horses died last week at Katie Flanigan’s Black Fence Farm, in Fresno. Five horses have died as of Tuesday....
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NC Investigators Narrow Contaminated Blister Beetle Hay to 500 Bales

NC Investigators Narrow Contaminated Blister Beetle Hay to 500 Bales

After six horses died from eating alfalfa contaminated with blister beetles, North Carolina officials say they have determined a single load of 500 bales from Kansas was the source of the problem. The hay was delivered th...
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A Leg Up for Horse Health

A Leg Up for Horse Health

It’s difficult to know when it’s safe for performance horses to return to exercise after a tendon injury. In some equine sporting activities, 23 to 67% of horses reinjure themselves within two years, and surgery provide...
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Six Horses Dead from Blister Beetles in Alfalfa

Six Horses Dead, Stop Sale Ordered on Blister Beetle Contaminated Alfalfa: NC Officials

North Carolina officials have issued a stop-sale order on the blister beetle contaminated alfalfa shipped from Kansas. Six horse deaths are now attributed to the tainted hay, according to officials....
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