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The new equine parasitic threat

Jan 1, 2010

Understanding biology is key to battling the emergence of resistant parasites in horses

UC-Davis shows vitamin E role in treating equine neurologic disease

Dec 1, 2009

Horses' condition makes it easier for vitamin E to do its work protecting cells from free-radical damage.

Periodontal disease in the horse

Oct 1, 2009

Up to 34 percent of horses of all ages experience some level of periodontal disease, but up to 60 percent of horses 13 years of age or older suffer from severe periodontal disease.

Treating wounds of the equine distal limbs

Sep 1, 2009

Wounds of the lower limbs of the horse can be challenging to treat successfully, especially those that may involve tendons, ligaments and synovial (joint) spaces.

CSU veterinary researchers examine new techniques to assess equine pain, back problems

Aug 1, 2009

Back problems are a common cause of poor performance in all horses — especially competitive horses, whose jumping ability may be diminished.

New Ruffian Equine Medical Center serves Long Island, region

Jul 1, 2009

Elmont, N.Y. — Ruffian was considered by many to be the finest Thoroughbred filly in racing history. It is on the site of her burial that the Ruffian Equine Medical Center opened this year.

Causes, incidence, treatment of pulmonary and systemic fungal infections in horses

Jun 1, 2009

Pulmonary or systemic fungal infections in horses historically have resulted in a high mortality rate.

Advancing laminitis research — a collaborative effort

May 1, 2009

Kennett Square, Pa. — Research into the causes and treatment laminitis, along with wide-ranging collaboration are the driving forces behind the newly established Laminitis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

Seeking answers for skin disease in draft horses

Apr 1, 2009

It's a painful, disfiguring disease that may strike horses as early as 2 years of age, then over time cause formation of large nodules that interfere with normal pastern movement, permanent skin ulceration and lameness, eventually leading to the animals' early demise.

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