Author's Articles

Surgical repair techniques of neck fractures show promise

by Christine Barakat
French researchers report success in treating fractured equine neck vertebrae using surgical repair techniques commonly reserved for mending limb fractures. A recently published paper... READ MORE

Equine metabolic syndrome may adversely affect harvested stem cells

by Christine Barakat
Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) may reduce the viability of stem cells harvested from the fat tissue of affected horses, according to research from Poland and Germany. Stem cells isolated... READ MORE

Combination dewormer approved for pregnant mares

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Quest Plus Gel for use in breeding, pregnant and lactating mares. READ MORE

Pain relief as a diagnostic tool

by Christine Barakat
Survey shows that many veterinarians use pain-relieving medications to help diagnose colic. READ MORE

A noninvasive fix for esophageal strictures

by Christine Barakat
A simple, nonsurgical procedure can successfully treat a common aftereffect of choke. READ MORE

When horses come in from the cold

by Christine Barakat
How a horse responds to winter weather may have more to do with his individual makeup than his breed or body type. READ MORE

“Height” gene in Shetland Ponies identified

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc
Swiss researchers have located a gene that controls height in Shetland Ponies and other pony breeds. READ MORE

Leptospirosis vaccine introduced

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc
The first vaccine that protects horses against the bacterial infection leptospirosis is now available. READ MORE

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