by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScFeeding practices may help heal minor bone lesions READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA new study suggests that the way manure samples are stored can have a significant impact on the accuracy of fecal egg counts.
Fecal egg counts, which indicate a horse’s parasite... READ MORE
by Christine BarakatAustralian researchers have developed a feeding system that helps horses lose weight by adding exercise to mealtime.
The “dynamic feeder” is designed to compel horses to walk... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA noseband tight enough to immobilize a horse’s jaw can cause measurable stress, according to new research from Australia.
Researchers at Kandoo Equine in New South Wales and the... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScAn herb that is increasingly popular among urban foragers has been linked to fatal heart and muscle disease in horses.
Marsh mallow (Malva parviflora) is native to southern Europe, North... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA new study suggests that a rare malformation of the navicular bone that often results in chronic lameness is congenital rather than related to wear or injury.
Researchers from Utrecht... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScIn the United Kingdom and parts of Europe, a simple saliva test can now be used to identify tapeworm infections in horses.
Fairly common in horses, tapeworm infestation can cause... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScThe only vaccine currently available to protect horses from leptospirosis recently received additional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in mares in all three... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScNew study shows that horses are capable of using a mode of communication often used by dogs. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScResearchers at the University of California–Davis have developed a new way to diagnose a sporadic lung infection associated with equine herpesvirus-5.
Equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA new cause for glaucoma in horses is documented in a recently published research paper.
The paper describes the cases of five horses referred to veterinary clinics in various parts of the... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScNew research from Ireland suggests that vaccines against equine0 influenza virus (EIV) and equine0 herpesvirus types 1 and 4 (EHV-1/4) can be given to a horse on the same day without... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA simple surgical procedure can reduce a horse’s risk of developing a common type of colic, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScNew research from Korea suggests that exercise reduces stress in horses, just as it does in people.
Researchers at the Jeju National University divided 61 horses into three groups: those who... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScStatistics show a 14 percent drop in fatal injuries to Thoroughbred racehorses at American racetracks from 2014 to 2015. READ MORE
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