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Are ear plaques better left alone?

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Efforts to remove these wart-like growths are likely to do more harm than good. READ MORE


The fight against equine influenza

by Heather Smith-Thomas with Laurie Bonner This common respiratory disease can spread through entire herds in a matter of days. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse. READ MORE


First U.S. case of equine Chagas disease

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A protozoal infection mainly found in Mexico, South America and Central America, has been diagnosed in a horse in Texas. READ MORE


First U.S. case of equine Chagas disease

by Mick McCluskey, BVSc, MACVSc A protozoal infection previously seen only in Mexico, South America and Central America has been detected in a horse in Texas. READ MORE


Keys to Preventing Laminitis

by Laurie Bonner It’s far better to head off this potentially crippling hoof condition than to try to treat it. Here’s what you need to know to protect your horse. READ MORE


When to adjust vaccination plans

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM Changing circumstances may mean that your horse needs different or additional vaccinations. READ MORE


A Price of Progress?

by Donald M. Walsh, DVM Laminitis associated with lush grass is the most common form of the condition today, but it was hardly known a century ago. Why? READ MORE


Three reasons to adjust your horse's vaccination plan

by Christine Barakat with Melinda Freckleton, DVM If your horse is going to come in contact with more horses this year than in the past, he may need additional vaccinations. 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


How local conditions affect transmission of West Nile Virus

by Christine Barakat To prevent the spread of this viral disease, authorities must consider the role of environmental influences. READ MORE


Progress in foal survival rates

by Christine Barakat New research shows sick foals have great chances for survival READ MORE


The challenge of cellulitis

by Heather Smith Thomas Prompt, aggressive treatment is needed to stop this sudden, painful skin infection—and to prevent it from becoming a chronic condition. READ MORE


Protect HERDA horses from the sun

by Christine Barakat A study shows that sunlight can be especially damaging for horses with HERDA. 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


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