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
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a tablet form of the COX-2 selective firocoxib, sold under the name Equioxx. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScNew study shows anxiety consistent among horses exposed to fireworks. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScNew research from the University of California–Davis confirms that alfalfa hay can induce primary photosensitive reactions in horses, but the exact mechanism remains unknown.
Primary... READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScResearchers are close to identifying a gene that may make some horses easier to handle than others.
Working at Kyoto University, researchers first assessed the tractability of 167... READ MORE
by Christine BarakatNew research suggests that grazing muzzles usually used to prevent pasture-associated laminitis can also help protect horses from choke. READ MORE
by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVScA protozoal infection mainly found in Mexico, South America and Central America, has been diagnosed in a horse in Texas. READ MORE
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