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New Ruffian Equine Medical Center serves Long Island, region

Referral facility offers surgery, latest diagnostics, may look into research
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

Institute at Penn Vet conducting studies, sharing research with colleagues internationally
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

Researchers look at genetics, management techniques for chronic progressive lymphedema
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.

Meeting the mineral nutritional needs of foals

Mar 1, 2009

Minerals, though they make up only a small percentage of the equine diet, are critical — especially for the health of foals.

Ancient science aids modern equine medicine

Acupuncture gaining acceptance as an adjunct to current treatments
Feb 1, 2009

A healing science that dates back thousands of years in another culture has gained acceptance in recent years as a method of diagnosing and treating lameness in horses.

Preparing an equine practice for a natural disaster

Experts from 3 states outline key steps; all agree it begins with a written plan
Dec 1, 2008

A spate of natural diasters — hurricanes, tornadoes, flood, wildfires and earthquakes — have impacted veterinary practices in many parts of the country this year.

Anesthesia: Keeping close watch on blood pressure, ventilation vital during surgery

Nov 1, 2008

In 1915, Sir Frederick Hobday, a British veterinary surgeon, noted that "it is of no avail to have done any operation, however clever, if the patient succumbs to the anesthetic."

EMPF: A newly described disease

Michigan State investigators report a growing number of cases in adult horses of various breeds
Oct 1, 2008

Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis was only recently identified but could have a deep past.

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