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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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Noni Juice–A NSAID?

Although more research is needed, Tahitian Noni Equine Essentials, an herbal product made from the Morinda citrifolia tree, could have uses as an anti-inflammatory agent, according to a cooperative study by the University of Wisconsin School of Vete

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Predicting Pulmonary Hypertension

“Significant pulmonary hypertension is known to occur secondary to recurrent airway obstruction in horses,” researchers said. “How this relates to disease severity or long-term prognosis is not known. In part, this may be due to the difficulty and/or

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Biosecurity and Salmonella

He mentioned a study that revealed 85% of horses on one farm were shedding Salmonella, and he said many farm managers are realizing these infections aren’t just a hospital problem anymore.

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Discussed

Rhodococcus equi is a bacterium in the soil that can travel to, and multiply within, the foal’s lungs, causing a deadly pneumonia if it is not caught and treated early. Hines described the possibility of developing vaccines with genetic targets that

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Leptospirosis Starting to Get More Attention

Recurrent painful inflammation and pathologic changes in the eyes of horses with equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, also known as moon blindness) could be caused by the persistence of invasive bacteria called Leptospira in affected horses’ eyes

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ACVIM 2006: Thyroid Function and Dysfunction in Equine Neonates

A foal’s thyroid sets it apart from many other youngsters–the sky-high levels of hormone it secretes allow the foal to be darting around the stall within hours of birth, rather than it remaining immobile and nursing with its eyes shut for weeks

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ACVIM 2006: Internal Medicine Insights

Veterinary internal medicine is a growing specialty that boasts nearly 400 large animal internal medicine specialists, many of them focusing on horses. In a time when humans seek out experts in varying medical fields, it’s only logical that we

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Small Volume Resuscitation in Anesthetized Endotoxemic Horses

Endotoxemia occurs when toxins from the wall of Gram-negative bacteria crosses the intestinal wall and gains access to the bloodstream. Endotoxin becomes concentrated on the surface of white blood cells, causing them to secrete inflammatory agents.

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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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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Research

There are many reasons why wounds fail to heal. Some wounds, especially chronic ones, are hypoxic, meaning they lack oxygen. Therefore, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be used to re-oxygenate wounds and help them heal.

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Skin Hypersensitivity (ACVIM 2006)

There are three categories for hypersensitivity (non-insect-bite related) skin diseases. These include food allergies, atopic dermatitis (a predisposition to allergic disease in response to environmental allergens), and contact allergies caused by

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Equine Internists Help Beau Beat Botulism

Beau’s bright, interested eyes and shiny coat do not give any indication that he was at death’s door just a few months ago. On June 1, the chocolate-colored Rocky Mountain Horse gelding was a guest for the American College of Veterinary Internal

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