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C. difficile: A Fickle Foe

C. difficile infection is sometimes a tricky illness to treat because it is treated with antibiotics, which can further upset the gut flora.

By: Liz Brown
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Name that Bump

Being the active – yet fragile – animals they are, horses are subject to a variety of lumps and bumps, such as bone spavin, hives, and more.

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Care of the Older Horse

As your horse moves through his senior years, he'll likely need changes in his environment and routines to keep him happy and healthy.

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Deconstructing Deworming, part 1

In order to avoid over-medicating our horses and to prevent resistance to deworming medications, deworming programs are being recommended.

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Navicular Syndrome: Using New Technology to Unlock the Secrets of this Complex Lameness

Improved diagnostic techniques offer veterinarians a clearer view of this complex, debilitating disease known as navicular syndrome.

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The Aliens Inside

Your horse's health depends greatly on the health of microscopic organisms that reside in his gastrointestinal tract.

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome

Recognizing if a horse has a weight problem is the first step in diagnosing Equine Metabolic Syndrome, this article goes into further detail.

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Stem Cell Reality Check

Few, if any, areas of scientific study have captured the imagination of medicine and the masses alike as definitively as that of stem cell research.

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Vesicular Stomatitis

Vesicular stomatitis is a disease caused by a vesiculovirus of the rhabdoviridae family that can infect many animals, and occasionally even humans.

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Outing Ulcers

Learn what causes equine gastric ulcers in performance horses, and how to effectively treat, manage and prevent this painful condition.