Albert's odd ailment

by Christine Barakat What seemed like a simple case of gastric ulcers turned out to be a rare condition that required risky surgery. READ MORE

6 Things you may not have known about Pigeon fever

by Heather Smith Thomas Once found mainly in California, this bacterial infection has now been documented in 25 states across the country. Here are 6 little known or sometimes forgotten facts about the infection. READ MORE

When to worry about coughs

by Heather Smith Thomas Sometimes coughing is harmless, but it may be the first sign of serious trouble. Here’s how to tell the difference. READ MORE

Surprising findings about rare navicular condition

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A 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

An easier way to diagnose EHV-5 lung infection

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc Researchers 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

New cause of glaucoma in horses

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A 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

Good and bad news about cleft palate in horses

The prognosis is guarded for this congenital defect but fortunately it doesn't occur very often. READ MORE

A deadly mystery

by Lee Farren When all but one horse at a Virginia boarding stable develop liver disease, a veterinary turns detective to discovery the cause: panicum toxicosis READ MORE

A subtle effect of endurance competition

A surprising physical change in endurance horses is linked to their finish times. READ MORE

Most orbital bone fractures heal well

A new study from North Carolina University shows that the prognosis for horses with fractured orbital bones is generally good but depends on the extent of the damage.   Researchers reviewed... READ MORE

What Shedding Can Tell You About Your Horse's Health

Hair loss can signal more than just the arrival of spring. Here's a look at what's normal and what's not. READ MORE

How to recognize radial nerve paralysis

Although it may look like a broken leg, radial nerve paralysis typically has a less dire diagnosis. READ MORE

Understanding Enteroliths

The little gray mare was known for her touchy gut. No matter how carefully her owner measured and monitored her rations, it seemed that every few months she would develop a mild bout of colic. The... READ MORE

Q&A: What Is a Necropsy?

An equine autopsy can not only help determine why a horse died but also can reveal factors that affected his health when he was alive. READ MORE

When Your Horse's Neck Hurts

Your horse's neck plays a critical role in his balance. Here are some tips for identifying injury or discomfort there. READ MORE

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