Cardiovascular System

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equine heart; Nutrition for Optimum Equine Performance

Giving the Equine Heart Some Love

As much credit as we give horses for their metaphorical hearts, the actual blood-pumping organs generally get far less attention than other bodily systems. Take an in-depth look at the cardiovascular exam, common cardiac abnormalities, and treatment options.

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First Cardiac Ablation in a Horse Successful

Belgian veterinarians have successfully completed the first cardiac ablation—a procedure used to correct irregular heartbeats—performed in a horse. Diamant, a 5-year-old Norwegian show jumper, came through the four-hour operation with no difficulties.

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