A study at WCVM could influence how breeders and veterinarians manage equine abortions, and warn the disease can be a threat to humans.
Eight types of botulinum neurotoxin exist and all horses are susceptible, from foals to adults, to this potentially fatal disease.
Researchers compared bone mineral density, bone volume and microdamage in horses who had suffered fatal fractures to a control group.
Some leading breeders detail their regimens for ensuring their stallions are healthy and ready for the rigours of the breeding season.
Bowed tendons and suspensory ligament issues are the most common injuries in the racing sectors ‒ but don't have to be career-ending.
Working with horses can provide us with numerous benefits to both our physical and mental health.
Thoroughbreds comprised the largest population of a study at the UK which looked at infections of these extensive air-filled cavities.
This most severe form of pneumonia associated with long-distance shipping often requires long-term hospitalization to resolve.
These spasms of the diaphragm similar to human hiccups made the news after The Minkster's poor performance in the Plate Trial.
Opinion and policy vary widely in Canada as to when combined heat and humidity make racing too dangerous for racehorses.
Equine breeding facilities need to act quickly to prevent the spread of this highly contagious, deadly disease that causes diarrhea in foals.
Prolonged soaking in warm water has long been the go-to treatment for abscesses, but the practice may actually be detrimental to healing.
A seed-borne fungus in tall fescue has been linked with compromised health, especially in pregnant mares grazing on large amounts.
Research indicates that growing horses' skeletal strength is highly influenced by the daily strains their bones undergo.
Whether maiden or experienced, many mares are able to deliver their charges with ease, but unexpected challenges can make every second count.
Any abnormal behaviour should be dealt with quickly, as sepsis carries the risk of infection and inflammation in many of the body's systems.
KER researchers found that cardiovascular fitness on the racetrack can be correlated to heart rate at the trot on a mechanical walker.
A study examined years’ worth of records to help forge real-world solutions to prevent Thoroughbred breakdowns during training and racing.
This life-threatening disease in foals causes diarrhea and anorexia; recent research suggests that a novel group B rotavirus has emerged.
The Camilleri's shiny new Training and Wellness Centre in Caledon is set to be the premier facility for equine athlete rehabilitation.
Dr. Michael Lindinger, PhD, responds to the article " Why the AGCO Lowered the TCO2 Test Threshold" in order to address a number of issues.
A list of recommendations to consider when thinking about emergency preparedness in relation to flooding and other disasters.
This essential nutrient readily found in green grass may be lacking in hay-fed stabled horses, in which case supplementation is key.
The most significant cause of equine contagious abortion, a comprehensive biosecurity plan is critical to prevent and control outbreaks.
Getting yearlings into the best possible condition involves a careful, conscientious system of handling, exercise, grooming and nutrition.
Aligning with most of the racing world was made to ensure fairness, protect horse welfare, and retain CPMA funding for the program.
While it is typical to wean foals at 4-6 months, research indicates that there are steps breeders can take to make the process more natural.
Horses don't normally suffer from coronary artery disease, so "heart attacks" rarely occur, although heart disease can cause sudden death.
Horses consume mainly carbohydrates, but not all carbohydrates are equal. Knowing forage composition can help meet individual dietary needs.
During the University of Kentucky Equine Research Showcase, Mick Peterson, PhD spoke about the Maintenance Quality System (MQS).
At the UK Equine Research Showcase, Dr. Martin Nielsen discussed parasitology relating to young horses and which anthelmintics work best.
This University of Kentucky Equine Research Showcase recap covers nutrition and pasture topics for weanling to yearling horses.
At the University of Kentucky's Equine Research Showcase, David Horohov, PhD, gave a talk on types of vaccines and the responses to each.
A study of Thoroughbred youngsters at the University of Kentucky identified the primary causes of mortality, from disease to injuries.
A promising new pilot study could simplify the stem cell treatment process for ligament and tendon injuries in horses.
A guide to the key nutrients needed for adequate nutrition and bone/joint health in growing horses, especially those destined for the track.
The discussion over the excessive use of whips ‒ or their use at all ‒ in the sport of horse racing has long been a contentious issue.
His ground-breaking surgery to correct dorsal displacement of the soft palate earned the moniker 'The Llewellyn Procedure'.
University of Kentucky researchers are working to make horseracing safer through track surface consistency measurements.
UK study links mRNA biomarkers and fatal injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses, a positive step forward in the development of a pre-race screening tool.
Research suggests that adapting training might help horses' cannon bones better endure the extreme conditions of racing and prevent life-ending injuries.
A look at the response to, and prevention of, contagious disease outbreaks such as EHV-1 and strangles at tracks across the country.
Tick season is upon us and with it the threat of Lyme disease - a frustrating illness that causes a wide range of symptoms that mimic many other conditions.
Nurse mares are a critical resource for breeding operations and can make the difference between life and death for orphaned foals.
The length of a horse's racing stride and cadence are linked to ability, speed and stamina; this data adds another dimension to buying and breeding horses.
The CMPA has announced new clenbuterol guidelines; a look at what the drug does, why it is being more strictly regulated, and what industry insiders think.
Are stem cells from older horses a viable treatment option? Likely not, as a loss of cell functionality occurs with age that may limit tissue regeneration.
Can ulcer medications weaken bones? A new study out of Kentucky examines calcium absorption in horses dosed with omeprazole.
A recent study has found no causative link between catastrophic breakdowns in thoroughbred racehorses and a gene mutation that primarily affects Warmbloods.
If proponents of a current bill before U.S. Congress succeed, pre-race Lasix injections may be a thing of the past as soon as next year’s racing season.
What you need to know about Equine Influenza and how to protect your horses from the highly contagious disease – from vaccinations to biosecurity measures.
Inflammatory Airway Disease robs racehorses of their breath, and, therefore, their stamina. A new study shows the condition is more prevalent we thought.
Stem cells and stem cell therapy for the treatment of soft tissue injuries in racehorses has made a lot of ground – from experimental to a proven treatment.
Fort Erie veterinarian, Dr. James Crawford, discusses the value of pre-purchase exams and recommends a thorough check before you buy a Thoroughbred horse.
It was a tragedy that led Brenda Bastian to purchase her Trakehner broodmare, Helga. And another tragedy nearly ended the mare’s life.
New research on a horse's biorhythms and gene reaction.
Both exercise physiology and musculoskeletal development research has revealed lots of information to date, including facts about horses tendons and more.
Preventing and managing disease outbreaks at the home farm and track
Developmental issues in a foal can affect their racing career. Some issues will be fixed in time, but others might require surgical intervention.
First used on humans, shock wave therapy is controversial but proving to be a popular treatment for tendon, ligament and many other injuries in racehorses.
Updates on equine research across Canada from stem cells, sudden-death syndrome, proud flesh and other pertinent racehorse ailments.
Dr. Tracey Chenier and Dr. Elizabeth Scholtz at the Ontario Veterinary College at Guelph discuss some of the current research topics in broodmare health.
The anti-bleeding medication furosemide is used to treat bleeders in most racing jurisdictions in North America but what happens if the drug is, one day, limited or banned?
Recent advancements in veterinary medicine have highlighted a niche for services offered and professionals trained in equine rehabilitation and therapy.