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Horse rolling in grass
May 25, 2022

Small Intestine Strangulation by Lipoma in Horses: New Theory

Understanding how the small intestine becomes trapped by a lipoma can help veterinarians pursue better ways to surgically correct Read more
May 16, 2022

Curbing Complications of Colic Surgery: Speeding Recovery in Horses

Veterinarians recently explored “sham chewing” as a way to jump-start the intestinal tract following colic surgery. Read more
November 24, 2021

Colic Survival Scoring System in Horses

Because colic may stem from many causes, predicting survival is a challenge. Can a scoring system predict colic survival Read more
Mini horse in a drylot
June 23, 2021

Exploring Cryotherapy for Laminitic Horses

Cryotherapy, the intense and prolonged cooling of the lower limb and hoof, may prove a valuable pain-relieving modality for Read more
Vet taking x-ray of stifle.
June 07, 2021

Joint Care: Provide Support After Wounds, Infection

Prompt diagnosis and treatment of joint infections minimizes damage and often, though not always, prevents career- and life-threatening consequences. Read more
Horses in pasture with fall leaves
November 11, 2020

Red Maple Poisoning in Horses

However beautiful they may be, when leaves drop from a red maple tree and begin to dry, they become Read more
Veterinarian listening to horse with stethoscope
September 30, 2020

Colic Accounts for Most Emergency Vet Calls

Researchers evaluated data from 2,600 emergency calls and found that colic was by far the most common complaint followed Read more
Veterinarian reviewing an x-ray of a horse's leg
September 02, 2020

Detriments of Immobilizing Horses

While immobilizing a limb helps the primary injury heal, prolonged casting can be problematic, resulting in bone, joint, and Read more
Woman bandaging a horse's hind leg.
August 31, 2020

Standing Up to Proud Flesh in Horses

Lower limb wounds in horses sometimes develop excessive granulation tissue during the healing process. Known as proud flesh, the Read more
June 29, 2020

Wound Healing in Horses: Research on Light Therapy

Swedish researchers explored the use of irradiation with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), called photobiomodulation, in jump-starting wound repair. Read more
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