Category: Health

Study to explore equine gut microbes in fight against laminitis
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Study to explore equine gut microbes in fight against laminitis

Backing for two studies which aim to learn more about risk factors.

Are probiotics effective in treating gut ailments in horses?
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Are probiotics effective in treating gut ailments in horses?

Scientific review says evidence that they can control gastrointestinal diseases in horses is currently weak.

Aziz Tnibar
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Hydrogel injection shows promise in treating equine osteoarthritis

“It is a breakthrough therapy which is highly promising.” – lead researcher.

Fighting the battle of the bulge. Photo: Redwings
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Level of key growth factor linked to obesity in horses

Findings could lead to a biological marker for metabolic conditions, including obesity.

Laboratory model of horse hindgut being developed
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Laboratory model of horse hindgut being developed

Scientists hope to unravel mysteries of gut bacteria.

A Scandinavian cold-blooded trotter with her foal. Photo: Mrssparrow/Wikipedia
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Cartilage condition in cold-blood trotters not a key lameness issue – study

Swedish findings challenge modern equine orthopedic literature.

The pulp from citrus is becoming an increasingly common ingredient in concentrated horse feeds in some parts of the world. Photo: US Dept of Agriculture
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Scientists assess citrus pulp in horse feed

Citrus pulp described as a safe energy source.

Multiple melanomas in a grey horse. © Caroldermoid
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Scientists develop lab equivalent of equine skin

Development opens way for more lab-based work on skin diseases in horses.

Dog vaccine shows promise in treating equine melanomas
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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.

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