Diagnosis

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Is your horse in pain? Now there’s a better way to tell

The Equine Discomfort Ethogram is designed to help veterinarians and horse owners manage horses in pain.

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Is my horse accident-prone or something worse?

Neurological issues, soreness or lameness may be behind a horse’s frequent stumbles, trips and minor mishaps.

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Causes of bizarre gait abnormality in horses investigated

California researchers found that "sidewinder" syndrome is associated with a variety of equine conditions and injuries.

What's your diagnostic imaging IQ?

Take our quiz to see how well you know the technologies most often used to detect and evaluate health problems in horses.

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Managing Cushing's Disease in Horses

Learn how improved management techniques are making it easier to care for your senior horse with Cushing's Disease, more correctly referred to as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).

In strangulating lipoma,  a fatty tumor gets wrapped around a portion of the horse's small intestine or, very rarely, the small colon, causing pain and tissue damage.

3 important facts about strangulating lipoma in horses

Here’s what you need to know about this type of colic most often found in older horses.

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The case of the confounding cough

The cause of a gelding’s mild but persistent cough lay hidden deep inside his lungs, eluding diagnosis for nearly a year.

Researchers found no correlation between coat color and behavior, but did find some behaviors—such as being hard to catch—were more common among horses of a particular gender.

Study confirms cresty necks can predict laminitis

A cresty neck is a reliable indicator of increased risk for metabolic syndrome and associated laminitis in horses.

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A better method for detecting heart problems in horses

The accumulation of scar tissue within the horse's heart muscle can diminish performance and lead to a potentially fatal cardiac episode.

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Serum amyloid A test promises faster diagnosis by veterinarians

Stablelab can help equine veterinarians promptly diagnose and monitor inflammation due to infection

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Field Guide to Equine Allergies

Learn the 5 most common triggers of allergic reactions in horses so you'll be better able to counter or prevent them.

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Control Contagion and Keep Your Horse Healthy

When you follow some simple steps for isolating potential carriers, it's easier than you might think to protect your herd from disease-causing viruses and bacteria.

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How to identify your horse's leg "crud"

Several different skin conditions can lead to scabbing and crusting on a horse’s lower limbs.

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Beyond insulin resistance

Research findings about the relationship between insulin and laminitis may have implications for the diagnosis and management of at-risk horses.

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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.

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A subtle effect of endurance competition

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

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Most orbital bone fractures heal well

A new study finds a hopeful prognosis for horses with orbital bone fractures.

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How to recognize radial nerve paralysis

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

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Just ticklish or something serious?

Some horses are more sensitive than others, and that's normal. But there are some signs that could mean it's something more serious.

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Q&A: How to help a horse with heaves

Several measures can help a horse with respiratory allergies breathe easier.

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8 Summer Health Concerns

Warm weather and sunny days bring some specific changes to your horse's health. Here's what to be on watch for this season.