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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 respi...
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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 ...
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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 myeloencephali...
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Horses and Snakebites: What Owners Need to Know

Horses and Snakebites: The Skinny for Horse Owners

Standing in the pasture or riding on the trail, horses are susceptible to snake bites, making it important for horse owners to educate...
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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, in...
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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 cons...
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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 Flani...
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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 sing...
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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 ...
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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 deat...
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Blister Beetles in Alfalfa Blamed for Death of 4 North Carolina Horses

Blister Beetles in Alfalfa Blamed for 4 NC Horses' Deaths

Four equines in North Carolina have died from striped blister beetle poisoning after eating alfalfa shipped from the midwest. A story...
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Laser Treatment Saves Rescue Horse's Eyes

Laser Treatment Saves Rescue Horse's Eyes, Life

In the first collaboration of its kind between Penn Vet and Penn Med, clinicians used a laser treatment for humans to treat cancerou...
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10 Tips for Protecting Horses when Wildfires Threaten

10 Tips for Protecting Horses when Wildfires Threaten

Horse owners in wildfire danger zones know that the call for evacuation can come at any time. Currently, more than 95 large, active fi...
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Study: Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Horses is Difficult

Study: Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Horses is Difficult

Diagnosis of equine Lyme Neuroborreliosis is often elusive and the disease provokes more questions than answers for veterinarians and...
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Fixing Broken Horses

Fixing Broken Horses

“We need to fix the fracture so well that the horse can stand up following the surgery and walk immediately,” he said. “We try t...
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Horses with Chronic Uveitis Benefit from New Procedure

Horses with Chronic Uveitis Benefit from New Procedure

“The pain is gone after the eye is removed, and, from then on out, the lid remains closed,” she said. “But, for cosmetic purpose...
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when wet conditions are present bacteria and fungus can get trapped in the horse’s hoof wall white line disease can set in.

Solar Support Aids in Healing of White Line Disease

Depending on the severity of the hoof damage caused by white line disease, there are different ways to manage the condition....
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Texas Horse Saved from Sinkhole by Rescuers

Texas Horse Saved from Sinkhole by Rescuers

A Texas horse owner is counting her blessings after rescuers were recently able to save her mare from the depths of a sinkhole. The e...
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EHV-1: Cleaning the Horse Stable on Contact

EHV-1: Cleaning the Horse Stable on Contact

Concerns over the equine herpes virus continue as cases emerge. Veterinarians recommend horse owners practice strict biosecurity since...
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10 Hot-Weather Tips for Horses

10 Hot-Weather Tips for Horses

Heat stroke can happen anytime your horse is exposed to excessive heat and its body can't handle it, so it is important you know the s...
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Newborn Foal Survives Botulism Scare

Newborn Foal Survives Botulism Scare

Botulism can be a fatal illness caused by a toxin produced by bacteria. In horses, botulism can occur in three ways - find out how... ...
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Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

Shod to Barefoot: Help Ensure a Comfortable Transition

As horses enter breeding season, broodmares become less active while bearing extra weight from pregnancy. Owners can help ensure the t...
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Vets Help Flexible Jump back into International Competition

Vets Help Flexible Jump back into International Competition

The 19-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Flexible just came off a successful 7th place showing for the United States at the FEI World ...
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Big Thoroughbred Fights Big Infection

Big Thoroughbred Fights Big Infection

At one point eventer Monica Fiss thought she was going to have to put her young thoroughbred down due to a medical mystery. It took ...
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Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Sound Shoeing for Timed Event Horses

Optimal arch support is achieved by having a healthy frog and sole on a hoof. When a shoe is applied, the frog and sole move away from...
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