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NSAIDs Might Worsen Osteoarthritis in Humans
A research report demonstrated that there are no long-term benefits on joint inflammation from the use of NSAIDs in humans, which equine practitioners should consider when prescribing medication for equine patients with OA.
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Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) and Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM)
Equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) is a highly infectious disease that can progress to deadly infection. Veterinarians play an important role in educating clients about biosecurity, testing and vaccination protocols.
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Relationship Between Obesity and Equine Asthma
Morris Animal Foundation is funding research at Texas A&M University to look at the potential link between obesity and equine asthma. Audio article brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim
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Hay Selection Research: Horse Versus Human
A Swiss study looked at how well human selection stacks up against a horse’s hay preference for palatability.
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Equine Asthma and DDSP
Researched showed that “60% of horses with mild or moderate equine asthma and more than 79% of horses with severe equine asthma show DDSP during resting endoscopy examination.” An audio of this article is brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim.
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White Line Disease in Horses
Horses can develop white line disease in moist or dry conditions; prompt veterinary and farrier care is needed.
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Risk Factors for Equine Asthma
The authors conclude that development of asthma in horses is possibly linked to obesity. Audio file of article brought to you by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
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Bit Chewing Effects on the Equine Gastrointestinal System
Bit chewing might help stimulate GI tract motility in horses with ileus.
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Small Strongyle ELISA Test for Horses
At the 2021 BEVA Congress, information was presented on a new commercial blood test to detect all life cycle stages of small strongyles in horses.
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