Your Guide to Equine Health Care

2018 BEVA Congress


Are We Overlooking EOTRH in Senior Horses?

Veterinarians have only recently described this dental disorder, which primarily affects older horses’ incisors and canines. Because EOTRH comes on slowly and insidiously, many owners and their vets don’t pick up on it until it’s in its late—and painful—stages, one equine dental specialist says.

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controlling ehv-1; Study: Not All Biosecurity Protocols Effective

Controlling EHV-1 Outbreaks: Best Practices

EHV-1 can spread between horses before they show any signs of infection, creating a potential perfect storm for a significant disease outbreak. An infectious disease expert shares steps you can take to stop disease spread.

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Unusual Tendon Injuries in Sport Horses

Unusual Tendon Injuries in Sport Horses

Such tendon injuries include those that affect commonly injured tendons at unusual sites, uncommonly hurt tendons, or where the pathology itself is unusual.

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What to Do if a Horse Tests Positive for Salmonella; Consequences of Stall Confinement

What to Do if a Horse Tests Positive for Salmonella

The bacterium Salmonella enterica can spread quickly between horses on a farm or in a hospital setting, causing significant financial and even equine losses. Here’s how one veterinarian recommends managing positive cases.

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back pain in horses

How to Measure Back Pain in Horses

When a horse shows signs of poor performance, rearing or bucking under saddle, and sensitivity when grooming, an owner might conclude that he has a sore back. But when is an issue truly back pain, and when is it secondary to another orthopedic issue? One veterinarian weighs in.

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suspensory ligament branch tears

Suspensory Ligament Branch Tears in Racehorses: Surgery and Outcome

Researchers found that treating suspensory ligament branch tears surgically generally yielded a good prognosis and proved superior to noninvasive management. However, they cautioned, surgical intervention is lesion-specific and not applicable to all suspensory branch injuries.

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Objectively Evaluating SI Injuries in Horses

Diagnosing SI injuries in horses remains challenging. One veterinarian recommends practitioners rule out other causes of pain when making a diagnosis and take a systemic approach using all available modalities.

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

Strangles on the Farm: What Do You Do?

Strangles is highly contagious and can spread rapidly through horse populations and barns, so quick containment is essential. One veterinarian offers his tips on how to stop strangles from spreading.

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long pastern bone damage in sport horses

Long Pastern Bone Damage in Sport Horses

MRI is allowing vets to identify lameness conditions that were harder to evaluate in the past. One such ailment, most frequently found in sport horses, is osseous trauma of the long pastern bone’s sagittal groove. Here’s what they’ve learned so far about this condition.

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Equine Recurrent Uveitis

Equine Recurrent Uveitis: The Latest

Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) is an incurable and painful eye condition that can result in vision loss and reduce affected horses’ function and value. Here’s a look at the latest research and findings on this frustrating condition.

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