Category: Health

Multiple melanomas in a grey horse. © Caroldermoid
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Dog vaccine shows promise in treating equine melanomas

Horses in study to be monitored for another two years and receive booster shots.

Clinical Assistant Professor Sarah Reuss
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Leishmaniasis: A protozoan problem child for horses

Nodules from disease are often mistaken for aural plaques or sarcoids.

Ulcerative and destructive skin lesion in a dog caused by Pythium insidiosum. Photo: Caroldermoid/Wikipedia
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Equine pythiosis: Plant pathogen can infect horses

Early diagnosis is directly linked with favorable outcomes, say scientists.

Equine disease outbreaks for the second quarter of 2014 listed
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Equine disease outbreaks for the second quarter of 2014 listed

Latest report from the International Collating Centre in England.

Corneal ulcers are the most common eye problem in horses. Here, a veterinarian performs an ophthalmology exam on a horse
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Corneal ulcers the most common equine eye problem

Most corneal ulcers are easy to deal with, but if untreated can quickly become infected.

Chrissy Harley works on a patient. There are many benefits in massage for horses, such as increased strength and endurance, along with agility and grace in their movement.
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Why is massage therapy important for your horse?

Therapist Chrissy Harley explains the benefits of massage for horses.

Scientists describe rare parasitic infection in horse
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Scientists describe rare parasitic infection in horse

Case diagnosed in Icelandic stallion, but treatment was unable to save his life.

From the book by Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany
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The ‘Bute’ debate and herbal alternatives to phenylbutazone

Herbalist Robert McDowell talks about the dangers of bute and what natural products are available.

Inside the horse's mouth
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Inside the horse’s mouth

Evolution has designed the horse’s skull to accommodate greater quantities of high-fiber forage foods.

Experts discuss the science of horse supplements
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Experts discuss the science of horse supplements

Two American equine specialists explore the issues around supplement use in horses.

A horse with Pigeon Fever. © University of Florida
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Pigeon fever in horses on rise across the US, study confirms

Rise seen in last 10 years, with a particular surge in 2011-2012.

Tsensation, a 25-year-old Arabian gelding, is shown with his owner, Rae Marie Smith, at her farm in Ocala. Tsensation is one of 35 horses treated successfully for a challenging form of colic through the use of a technique developed by University of Florida equine surgeons. Photo: Sarah Carey
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New grading system proves worth in treating difficult colic cases

System could save lives of horses and reduce surgical costs.

Wound-healing secrets of raw honey identified
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Wound-healing secrets of raw honey identified

Swedish researchers point to 13 lactic acid bacteria carried by bees.

Multiple melanomas in a grey horse. © Caroldermoid
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US clinical trial announced for equine melanoma vaccine

Year-long trial planned for vaccine injected directly into tumors.

New test can identify carriers of gene behind Connemara hoof condition
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New test can identify carriers of gene behind Connemara hoof condition

Test opens way for breeders to better manage distressing ailment.

A horse affected by laminitis.
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Web-based British study targets laminitis risk factors

3000 British horse and pony owners sought for research project.

Paul Tapner (AUS) on Kilronan
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Feel the beat: Heart arrhythmias common in sport horses

Cardiologist discusses exercised-induced cardiac changes in horses.

Surge in laminitis cases reported in annual British horse survey
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Surge in laminitis cases reported in annual British horse survey

A mild winter, lots of rain and warm spring may be responsible.

The striped blister beetle. Photo: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org
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Surge in striped blister beetles a potential horse threat – specialist

Beetle found in alfalfa hay can prove dangerous to horses.

Professor Andy Durham
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Major threat to human health also a serious risk to horses – expert

Growing risk of metabolic syndrome in humans mirrored in horses.

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