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Understanding Sepsis

Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response to infection, which can affect the prognosis of horses in emergency situations.

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Airway Remodeling in Heaves

In this article researchers at the University of Montreal study the effect of heaves on smooth muscle surrounding horses’ airways.

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Equine Veterinary Simulators at the University of Calgary

Now though, thanks to equine veterinary simulators students can learn to hone their craft prior to rehearsing with live horses.

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Unravelling the Mysteries of Colic

Colic is the number-one medical cause of death in horses and it is almost entirely preventable through management practices and keen observation.

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An Inside Look at Emergency Clinics

In this article veterinarian Dr. Ashley Whitehead prepares horse owners for an emergency or referral visit to an equine hospital.

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A Vital Skill: Taking Vital Signs

The ability to interpret vital signs plays a key role in knowing whether to monitor the horse on your own or to call the vet immediately in an emergency.

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Equine Genomics: A Treasure Hunt for Answers

Spurred by the human genome project – the plan to map the entire human genome – these scientists hoped to do the same thing for the horse.

By: Liz Brown
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Laser Technology: Surgical Options in Equine Cases

Discover the therapeutic uses of a laser, and how this technology is leading to incredible breakthroughs in equine medicine.

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Up to Speed on Medication Control

Horse Sport International’s resident vet Dr. John Norton discusses medication and the latest changes to the FEI’s Equine Prohibited Substances List.

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Health Q&A: Tail rubbing

Tail rubbing – accomplished by vigorous scraping against fence posts, stall walls or any immovable object – can be a symptom of a number of conditions.