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Researchers aim for earlier detection of equine Cushing's disease

Mar 1, 2007

Excess cortisol may increase the risk of laminitis ...

Biomarkers aid early detection of joint disease, bone damage

Feb 1, 2007

Bone and articular cartilage turnover in horses occurs both in normal and abnormal states, in healthy and in damaged tissue.

Experts address keys to the foaling examination

Jan 1, 2007

With excellent veterinary care ... foals will get past any early disease.

Foaling: The fight for immunity

Dec 1, 2006

Making sure ... there is passive transfer of antibodies (IgG) is critical to maintain immunity.

Broodmare nutrition: Lactation remains most demanding period

Nov 1, 2006

Proper broodmare feeding is not much different than for any other female breeding animal. When it comes to nutrient needs for all young-bearing animals, the latter stage of pregnancy — especially lactation — is most demanding. What's most important prior to pregnancy is that the mare is neither too thrifty nor overweight, with a proper body condition score for her size (5-6, moderate to fleshy).

Lost in the Fog

Oct 1, 2006

This racing phenom's career was cut short with the diagnosis of lymphoma. University of California-Davis clinicians devised the treatment strategy that extended the stallion's life until Sept. 17.

Fungal diseases not just skin deep

Aug 1, 2006

A horse's skin and coat can be contaminated via air and soil by various fungal organisms. Though also found on normal horses, some of these fungal organisms can produce significant fungal infection under the proper conditions. From the commonly recognized ringworm to the more insidious pythiosis, horses can be infected by these potentially nasty fungal infections, which are not only irritating, but also in the case of pythiosis, can be life-threatening.

Egg counts key to parasite control

Jul 1, 2006

Overcoming clients' preconceived notions can be difficult, especially as newer research suggests that treating horses as individuals might be more effective than a shotgun deworming regimen.

The making of a miracle

Jul 1, 2006

Baltimore — He was on the cusp of immortality when the country's premier Thoroughbred stumbled into a potentially fatal tragedy. Fans gasped and then cried as the undefeated Kentucky Derby winner suffered multiple fractures at the Preakness Stakes. But the veterinary miracle that was about to unfold became an epic of inspiration for racing enthusiasts around the world as fate, innovation and expertise converged to save the life of a horse that many hoped would win the Triple Crown.

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