Chad Mendell

Chad Mendell is the former Managing Editor for TheHorse.com .

Articles by: Chad Mendell

Several From Horse Industry Among Flight 5191 Victims

Several people involved with horses were on board Comair Flight 5191, a CRJ-200 regional jet, when it crashed shortly after taking off from the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 27. According to Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the

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Bone Chips: When the Chips Are Down

In the case of bone chips, sometimes bigger is better. In a study performed in 2006, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center theorized that bone chip characteristics in a horse’s knees were an indicator of the severity of

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Adverse Effects of a Performance Enhancer

Researchers found that a performance-enhancing drug caused unpredictable, severe, and possibly life-threatening effects on horses. In a study completed at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, researchers examined abnormal

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Researchers Complete 40-Year Parasite Study

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center recently completed a 40-year investigation of drug-resistant small strongyles in horses. E.T. “Gene” Lyons, PhD, a researcher at Gluck, said the study offered information

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BLM Seeks Two New Holding Pastures

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) needs two new pasture holding facilities west of the Mississippi River. This additional space will be for horses housed in long-term, all of which are located currently in Kansas and Oklahoma.


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Horse Slaughter Numbers Increasing

On Sept. 21, the Humane Society of the United States issued a release calling for immediate action in the Senate on S.R.1915, a bill that, if passed and signed by the president, would stop the shipment of horses intended for slaughter. The House

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A New Sarcoid Treatment

A medication used to treat external tumors in humans has shown some promise of treating sarcoids in horses. In a University of Minnesota (UM) pilot study, researchers used imiquimod (Aldara) to treat horses with mixed, fibroblastic, flat,

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WNV-Infected Horses Not a Predictor for Humans

A Canadian study concluded that horses infected with West Nile virus (WNV) were not a reliable indicator for future human infections. The study was published in the June issue of Preventive Veterinary Medicine.


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Treatment For Leg Mange

Researchers at Tanat University in Kafr in El-Sheikh, Egypt, said in recent study that moxidectin oral gel is an “effective and good alternative for treating chorioptic mange (also know as leg mange) in horses.” The study, which included 117

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An Equine Athlete’s Heart

Trainers, owners, and researchers have long pondered the effects of a large heart (one that is naturally occurring and not a result of disease), and have even attempted to use heart size as a predictor of athletic ability.

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Respiratory Disease: Not So Easy Breathing

The terms recurrent airway obstruction (RAO or heaves) and inflammatory airway disease (IAD) are often wrongfully used interchangeably to describe horses with non-infectious respiratory disease.

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Another Route For Ulcer Treatment

Omeprazole paste is the gold standard when it comes to treating equine gastric ulcers syndrome. However, researchers at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine said because of its potency and long-acting effect, an intravenous form

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Testing for Insect Hypersensitivity

Allergy testing is done in many species, including horses and humans. Unfortunately, testing to determine a horse is hypersensitive to insect bites is difficult. This disease (insect hypersensitivity) occurs seasonally, in horses of all ages and bree

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