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Pre-Purchase Exams: A Snapshot in Time

While there is no defined system that each veterinarian follows to perform pre-purchase exams, there are generally accepted rules of practice.

By: Liz Brown
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At Issue: The EHV-1 Threat Part 2

Equine herpesvirus 1, EHV-1, has been endemic in horse populations worldwide for far longer than humans have been studying it.

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Can’t Move a Muscle: Tying Up

Muscle tying up can be a one-time occurrence, but certain horses are prone to repeated events warranting diagnostic investigation and preventative action.

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Can’t Move a Muscle: Tying Up

Muscle tying up can be a one-time occurrence, but certain horses are prone to repeated events warranting diagnostic investigation and preventative action.

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Buyers’ Guide – Treadmills, Equine Style

Treadmills for horses are becoming standard equipment at horse farms nowadays and for a variety of reasons, they reduce the need for labor and more.

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Equine Herpes Virus

One infectious disease, Equine Herpes Virus-1, EHV-1, has been in the news a lot lately, causing outbreaks in all parts of North America.

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Taking on the Pain

Pain produces an individual response in horses, which makes it harder to assess the degree of suffering. This article explains how to recognize pain issues.

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Performance-Suppressing Drugs: The Dangers of Medicating

Dr Joan Norton explains the intended use of veterinary medications and how their misuse, and so-called beneficial side effects, are impacting our horses.

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An Ounce of Prevention – Biosecurity for the Thoroughbred Industry

Preventing and managing disease outbreaks at the home farm and track

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Lockdown – EHV-1: can we contain this highly contagious disease?

Infectious equine diseases have been a part of horse owners' lives for generations.