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Akhal-Teke horses with Naked Foal Syndrome which means they are hairless due to a recessive trait.

Researchers Identify Deadly Genetic Link in Hairless Horses

Researchers believe they have identified the gene that causes the deadly Naked Foal Syndrome (NFS) in the hairless horse. ...
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PET imaging for equines

Complex Horse Lameness Cases Benefit from PET Scan: Vets

Breakthrough in equine imaging Horse owners with equines suffering from difficult to diagnosis lameness issues may benefit from positron emission tomography scanning (PET). The diagnostic imaging tool is now available...
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Outbreaks of equine viral arteritis may result in significant economic losses to the equine industry. It may cause pregnancy loss in mares, death in young foals and establish a carrier state in stallions.

Kentucky's Gluck Center Creates Equine Arteritis Virus Test

Outbreaks of equine viral arteritis may result in significant economic losses to the equine industry. It may cause pregnancy loss in mares, death in young foals and establish a carrier state in stallions. ...
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The new technology captures three-dimensional, high-resolution computed tomography (CT) images in the standing and moving horse without the need for anesthesia.

Barrel Racer's Mystery Injury Solved

The barrel racer’s bone scan showed a hot spot right where the spine attaches to the base of the skull, indicating an injury. But the radiographs were inconclusive....
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Equimaging Scanner for Horses

Cutting-edge Robotics Controlled Equine Imaging System Launches

Revolutionary, and ready to launch, a new robotics-controlled imaging system is unlike any other type of equine diagnostic equipment, according to veterinarians at Penn Vet. The Equimagine at New Bolton Center captures h...
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Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Robotic Medical Device May Improve Equine Healing: Researchers

Researchers say they hope a robotic lift system will help improve how horses recover from limb fractures and other traumatic injuries. After a horse undergoes surgery to fix a broken leg, it's normally confined to a stall a...
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Researchers Analyze Horse's Gut with Adapted 'Camera Pill'

Researchers Analyze Horse's Gut with Adapted 'Camera Pill'

“Whenever I talk to students about the horse abdomen, I put up a picture of a horse and put a big question mark in the middle,” said veterinary researcher Dr. Julia Montgomery in the University of Saskatchewan Weste...
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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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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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Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Researchers Land $2.1 Million to Study Equine Probiotic Wormer

Martin Nielsen, an equine parasitologist, veterinarian and assistant professor at the UK Gluck Equine Research Center, launched the crowdfunding project, “Let the germs get the worms: Testing a novel probiotic compoun...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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