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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 posit...
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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 m...
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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 th...
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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, ...
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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....
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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,” s...
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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 Bol...
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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 veterin...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 beh...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 th...
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Newborn Foals May Share Clues for Autism

Newborn Foals May Share Clues for Autism

The horse disorder, known as neonatal maladjustment syndrome, has puzzled horse owners and veterinarians for a century. Foals affected...
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