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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 you'll only see here in this breaking exclusive......
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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 cancerous tumors in the delicate area around both eyes of a Paint Horse rescued from the kill pe...
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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 fires are burning west of the Rocky Mountains across seven states with no relief in sight,...
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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 horse owners....
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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 to make fractures so stable, so quickly, that they don’t have time to develop laminitis....
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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 purposes, especially in the case of show horses, an orbital prosthesis, essentially a spacer, ca...
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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 earth opened beneath Ginger, swallowing the animal in seconds....
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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 EHV-1 is easily spread. Horse owners have discovered a preferred alternative to harmfu...
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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 signs to help protect your horse. You should know your horses temperature, heart, and resp...
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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... because time is of the essence when it comes to treatment. ...
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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 transition from shod to barefoot is a comfortable process......
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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 Cup. Thanks to a group of veterinarians three years ago, Flexible's competition future wa...
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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 a New Bolton Center surgeon to find the life-saving solution....
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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 the ground, so it’s crucial to assure that there is arch support....
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Conditional License Granted for Equine Pigeon Fever Vaccine

Conditional License Granted for Equine Pigeon Fever Vaccine

A new vaccine may help horse owners and veterinarians fight a painful, contagious and debilitating disease called Pigeon Fever....
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5 Cold Weather Tips to Keep Horses Safe

5 Cold Weather Tips to Keep Horses Safe

Bitterly cold temperatures are dealing many eastern states a blow. Snow is already on the ground and more continues to fall. Here are five important tips to keep your horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter....
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Horse with Eye Cancer gets help

HI-Yo Silver, Away

Silver must wear a mask, just like his owner, the man who calls himself the Lone Ranger. Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the eye, the Tennessee Walking Horse has undergone surgery at Penn Vet’s New Bolton C...
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Wallace Eventing Drops ADM Equine Feed Sponsorship

Wallace Eventing Drops ADM Equine Feed Sponsorship

Georgia based event rider Elisa Wallace announced she is parting ways with ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. Controversy has surrounded ADM recently due to the company's response amid allegations its feed is contaminated w...
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Lab: ADM Equine Feed Contaminated in Alabama

Lab: ADM Equine Feed Contaminated in Alabama

“We’re in crisis mode and they’re [ADM] not even acknowledging it,” says Alabama three day event rider Andrew Palmer. He is the third farm owner with lab results showing his horses’ equine feed from ADM Alli...
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