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Since hitting the commercial equine market in 2014, bisphosphonates have been used primarily to manage horses with navicular disease. One veterinarian describes how they impact navicular region pain and lameness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) and stanolozol might offer veterinarians and owners new alternative treatment options to help reduce pain, improve joint function, and minimize joint tissue deterioration in horses with arthritis.
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