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AAEP Publishes Leptospirosis Guidelines 

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AAEP Publishes Leptospirosis Guidelines 

AAEP The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published on its website comprehensive guidelines to educate practitioners about risk factors, transmission, clinical signs, treatment and other considerations pertaining to Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that can cause acute renal failure, in-utero infection and abortion, and equine recurrent uveitis in infected horses. There are currently more than 35 recognized Leptospira species comprising more […]

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Genetic analysis identifies novel mutation in Standardbred horse

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Genetic analysis identifies novel mutation in Standardbred horse

By Liza Gershony, UC Davis Veterinary Medicine The field of genetics has enabled us to predict susceptibility to heritable diseases and map the genome of many species. Now, modern genetics and the birth of a unique foal in New Zealand has provided a successful example of tracking a mutation at its origin. Today, the journal Animal Genetics, released a […]

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Signs of Moxidectin Resistance

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Signs of Moxidectin Resistance

By Mark Andrews, Equine Science Update Experts have been warning for some time of the danger of ending up with no effective anthelmintics (dewormers). All the available classes of anthelmintic have shown declining efficacy as worms, particularly the cyathostomins (small redworms), become resistant. Moxidectin, a more recent addition to the arsenal is particularly useful for […]

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The Role of the Hind Gut in Laminitis

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The Role of the Hind Gut in Laminitis

Eleanor M. Kellon, VMD, for ECIR Group, Inc. A lot of attention has been directed to bacterial endotoxins, MMP enzyme activators, and fructan or starch fermentation as factors in laminitis, but how much are they really involved? With laminitis, it is usually hormones, not the hind gut. In the “horse broke into the feed bin” scenario, […]

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Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis

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Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Stem cell therapy has been utilized in horses to help heal tendon, ligament, and joint injuries for more than 20 years.  Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are isolated from fetuses, foals or adult horses, and are not the same as embryonic stem cells from embryos. MSC stem cells can be isolated from almost any tissue but are most commonly from bone marrow, fat tissue or the umbilical cord of newborn foals.

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A Scratch for Every Itch – Equine Skin Allergies

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A Scratch for Every Itch – Equine Skin Allergies

by Amy Young, UCD Center for Equine Health Horses scratch for many reasons. They scratch themselves on fences, rub up against posts (and sometimes people), roll on the ground, and groom each other. A natural behavior usually linked to social bonding, comfort, and relaxation, it can be heightened seasonally by shedding, sweating, or the presence of insects. […]

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Effect of Blue Light on Pregnancy Outcomes

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Effect of Blue Light on Pregnancy Outcomes

By Mark Andrews, Equine Science Update It has been known for a long time that changing daylength influences equine reproduction. The natural breeding season for horses occurs during the brighter months of the year (April onwards in the northern hemisphere). This presents a challenge for breeders that require foals to be born early in the year, […]

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PulseVet Designated as the Official Shock Wave Therapy of AQHA

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PulseVet Designated as the Official Shock Wave Therapy of AQHA

“PulseVet has a standout reputation for quality, innovation and thorough research, and AQHA is proud to associate with a partner of this caliber,” said Patty Tiberg, AQHA chief marketing and business development officer.  “AQHA is pleased to join efforts with a company that supports the Association’s mission to maintain the integrity of the breed and welfare of its horses.”

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Avoid the Mess- Hoof Black Tips and Tricks

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Avoid the Mess- Hoof Black Tips and Tricks

“After applying, I have a spray bottle with water, and I mist the hoof. Voila. It’s dry. The water beads up on the polish, and it’s dry almost instantly. It’s an old school Halter horse trick. I can’t take credit. I learned it from my youth days from a Halter trainer.”

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April Dubbed Vaccination Education Month by Equine Guelph

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April Dubbed Vaccination Education Month by Equine Guelph

Jackie Bellamy-Zions, Equine Guelph Just one horse with an infectious disease diagnosis can close a stable or event facility.  Vaccination is the best way to lower risk of loss of use, high treatment costs and unnecessary suffering for the horse.  Tailoring your annual immunization plan to each equid in your care is the best way […]

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