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Articles by Ed Kane, PhD

Early diagnosis crucial for foal pneumonia

Rhodococcus equi remains particularly insidious threat to foals
Apr 1, 2005

The higher the density of foals, the higher the risk of disease.

Reproductive stimulation, acupuncture helps troubled mares conceive and carry full term

Feb 1, 2005

Acupuncture treatment in mares and stallions seems to provide benefit as a therapy to treat reproductive disorders dependent on the condition and the duration of treatment. In addition to study and use in horses, there is considerable use and study in several species, including its use in women, especially as an analgesic for obstetric and gynecological procedures (see story). For those animals that do not respond well to conventional medicine, traditional Chinese medicine affords a viable alternative that has shown results for horses during the past several millennia.

Straight to the Point

Acupuncture can heighten reproductive prowess, motility
Jan 15, 2005

Acupuncture increases endorphin levels in the brain, spinal chord and blood.

Studies of acupuncture in dairy cows, bulls and sows

Jan 1, 2005

Two sessions of acupuncture had more effect than a single session.

Treating early osteoarthritis-Orally administration hyaluronic acid can be a new arrow in practioner's quiver, but few efficacy studies exist

Dec 1, 2004

HA helps cells thrive, keeps joints lubricated, protects the retina and keeps skin smooth.

Is beta-carotene an essential nutrient?

Micellized sources of the carotenoid allow for more-efficient absorption and uptake
Oct 1, 2004

Of the major carotenoids, -carotene has the highest pro-vitamin A activity.

Computed tomography angiography

MRI technology evolves as a diagnostic tool; CTA research underway at UC-Davis to study foot injury, lameness
Sep 1, 2004

Eventually it will be possible to do high-quality MRI on standing horses.

MRLS outbreak in Washington raises new scientific questions

Jul 1, 2004

It was Saturday May 5, 2001. A usually festive time in the Bluegrass, as "My Old Kentucky Home" played at Churchill Downs, and 17 horses battled in the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Horse identification

Natural, manmade, technological ID methodologies give DVMs choices to present to clients; uniform government mandates coming
Jun 1, 2004

Regardless of the methodology, each has its proper application.

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