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Illnesses and Injuries

Illnesses and Injuries

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Illnesses and Injuries

Gather widespread information about equine illnesses and injuries with a focus on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as up-to-date studies and new vaccines so you have access to the most relevant information for your horse’s well being.

Discoveries in Equine Metabolic Syndrome

by Sushil Dulai Wenholz

New light is being shed on this syndrome which often affects middle-aged obese horses and certain breeds.

Hyperflexion: Going to Extremes

by Elaine Pascoe

Research sheds new light on a divisive training technique.

A Lift For Broken-Leg Recovery

by Sushil Dulai Wenholz

Researchers are working on the development and testing of a unique robotic lift system that would take the place of a traditional sling for horses with severe limb injuries such as a broken leg.

On the Injured List: Common Problems for Show Horses

by Elaine Pascoe

Here are a few things you should know about some common injuries in hunters, jumpers and equitation horses.

Equine Melanoma Vaccine In the Works

by Elaine Pascoe

Scientists are working to create a therapeutic vaccine to treat equine melanomas.

Vesicular Stomatitis Alert

by Elaine Pascoe

If you keep horses in the West or Southwest, a contagious viral disease called vesicular stomatitis should be on your radar.

Research Update: Equine Heart Health

by Sushil Dulai Wenholz

Catching up with the United States Eventing Association’s Cardiopulmonary Research Group as it works to solve the puzzle of sudden equine deaths in competition

First-ever Equine Vaccine for Leptospirosis

Scientists have created the first vaccine that can protect horses from leptospirosis, an infectious bacterial disease that has been linked to equine recurrent uveitis (ERU, or moon blindness), late-term abortion in pregnant mares and other serious effects.

Outbreak!

by Elizabeth Iliff Prax

Learn how horse-show organizers and competitors can team up to protect horses from contagious diseases.

Equine Proud Flesh Problems

by Elizabeth Iliff Prax

There are new insights into a frustrating, somewhat mysterious, age-old condition.

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