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A Vaccine for Allergies

Researchers are working on a vaccine to alleviate allergic skin reactions that can be caused by insect bites.


Research Offers New Insights for SDFT Injury Prognosis

Researchers studying ultrasounds of racehorses with superficial digital flexor tendon injuries are creating a scientific method to determine a horse’s chance of a full recovery.


Foal X-rays Could Predict Joint Trouble

In a recent study with Thoroughbred foals, researchers found that a lack of mineralization could cause future issues with hock joints.

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Frequent Feeding May Minimize Ulcers

Researchers discovered that providing horses with frequent meals—a task that can be aided by automatic feeders—can help reduce the occurrence of gastric ulcers.


Could Gold Reduce Arthritis Pain?

Recent studies have shown that gold could safely be used as a viable alternative to existing treatments for horses.


The Biomechanics Of Passage

Using the latest motion-analysis technology, researchers looked at how horses perform passage, and discovered how the movement can challenge their balance.

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Head to Hoof: Senior Horse Health Concerns

Help your horse age gracefully by understanding the most common issues facing senior equines.


First Foal Born from Frozen, Immature Egg

A colt named VICSI, born in May 2017, made international headlines as the world’s first foal who was created from a frozen, immature oocyte (egg).


Ultrasound Imaging Makes Strides

The University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center is the first veterinary hospital to own and use a Toshiba Aplio i800, a machine that utilizes innovative ultrasound technology to view images of soft tissues and enhance diagnostic capabilities.

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Diagnosing Neurologic Disorders

Knowing the signs of a possible nervous-system issue can mean the difference between recovery and lingering disability (or worse) for your horse.


Yes, Stress Influences Performance

In a recent study, scientists measured signs of resistance in horses, including headshaking, yanking on the reins and tail-swishing, to determine the extent that stress has on their performance.


Season of Birth Can Affect Foal Size

Researchers have found that winter foals (those born in February to early March) tend to be smaller at birth than those born during the natural foaling season (between April and September).


A New Understanding Of Saddle Fit

A recent study showed the importance of assessing your horse’s saddle fit when he’s moving, not just while he’s standing still.


Genetic Test: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Researchers have discovered that genetics play a key role in the risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma in several breeds, including Haflingers.

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Therapeutic Riding and Equine Welfare

Studies have shown that therapy horses do not seem to have elevated stress levels during sessions with disabled riders or military veterans with PTSD.


What Affects Heart Health in Event Horses?

Researchers are taking a deeper look into the autonomic nervous system in event horses.


Colic Surgery

Understanding what’s involved–from process to prognosis–could prove critical to your horse’s chance of survival.


New Horse Headset Records EEGs

Researchers have developed a portable, non-invasive diagnostic tool for horses.

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Robotic Scan Removes Need for Anesthesia

New CT scanner for horses helps with diagnostics and also lowers mental and physical stress.

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Discoveries in Equine Metabolic Syndrome

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

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Your Horse Knows When You’re Angry

Horse owners often pick up on a horse’s cranky mood from his body language, and the latest research is showing that horses can also tell when a human is angry based on facial expressions.

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Tight Nosebands May Cause Stress

Studies have shown that too-tight nosebands on bridles can cause stress and other health problems for your horse.

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A Lift For Broken-Leg Recovery

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.

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Managing Wild-Horse Herds

Researchers are working on a contraceptive vaccine for wild horses, in hopes it will cut down on round-ups and perhaps even eliminate them completely.

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Research Update: Equine Heart Health

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

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Stifle Issues in Sporthorses

Learn more about the stifle, a complex but often overlooked joint, and its most common health issues.