Medications and Drugs

New option for equine eye treatment
Researchers in Colorado are investigating whether acetaminophen—a unique anti-inflammatory medication—can...
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U.S. horse racing enters new regulatory era
New and enhanced anti-doping regulations took effect in U.S. Thoroughbred horse racing on March 27 following...
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Four drug-free ways to calm your horse
We’ve all known horses that are anxious or that spook easily; fear can also make them hard to handle...
Three reasons to avoid storing medications at the barn
Pills, pastes and liquids are adversely affected by fluctuations in temperature and humidity.
Reassuring findings about PPID drug
Researchers report that a case of pergolide overdose resulted in only minor, temporary effects.
AAEP Board Votes to Support Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act
The legislation’s chief goal is to create uniform safety and medication standards in all U.S. racing...
Do corticosteroids increase a horse's laminitis risk? Not necessarily
A study from England challenges the long-held belief that corticosteroids increase a horse’s risk of...
Inhalant therapy for horses with severe equine asthma now available in United States
The Aservo® EquiHaler®(ciclesonide inhalation spray), an industry first in equine medicine, addresses...
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The Essentials of Parasite Control
Here's how to maximize your horse's deworming program. By Laurie Bonner for EQUUS magazine.
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How to cope with ringbone
Medication, specialized farriery care and/or surgery help many horses with this type of arthritis remain...
The vaccinations horses need
Vaccines are among the most effective weapons for protecting horses against the ravages of disease. Learn...
Injectable ulcer drug may be available soon
A long-acting, injectable form of omeprazole may be available for horses soon, according to an Australian...
Optimize Your Horse's Vaccination Plan
Which vaccines a horse requires depends on his age, lifestyle and other circumstances. In this article...
Pain relief as a diagnostic tool
Survey shows that many veterinarians use pain-relieving medications to help diagnose colic.
White pills and a pill bottle
What your veterinarian wants you to know about antibiotics
Here are 7 vital facts to keep in mind when handling these powerful medications.
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