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Oct 6, 2020

Can horses smell fear and happiness?

“Horses can smell fear you know”. A phrase many equestrians will have heard, but how true is it? A recent study1 sug...

Sep 29, 2020

Does concurrent omeprazole prevent gastric ulceration with phenylbutazone (bute) therapy?

Non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs (NSAID e.g. phenylbutazone, “bute”) are commonly used for treatment of inflamm...

Sep 15, 2020

Does Intra-articular Steroid Therapy Affect Tendon Structure?

Deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) injuries including those accompanying degenerative changes of navicular bone are a...

Sep 8, 2020

Thoroughbred use, health and owner satisfaction following retirement from racing

Each year a great many Thoroughbred racehorses retire and are re-homed for alternative careers unrelated to racing. W...

Aug 25, 2020

Accuracy of diagnostic tests for detection of strangles carriers

Strangles, infection of the upper respiratory tract with Strep equi var. equi, is common in the equine population. A ...

Aug 18, 2020

Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamin E Supplementation in Exercising Horses

Vitamin E is abundant in fresh grass but becomes unstable, reducing the amount available to the horse, in the process...

Aug 11, 2020

Can inspiratory muscles be trained to aid upper respiratory tract stability?

Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) applies a training stimulus directly to the muscles responsible for breathing in. E...

Aug 4, 2020

Novel camera pill to visualize the gastrointestinal tract

It is difficult to perform a thorough internal examination of the horse’s intestinal tract which often limits the abi...

Jul 8, 2020

Scoring system finds lameness in horses considered sound by their owners

Low grade lameness in ridden horses is more common than recognized by owners. A previous UK study of 506 sports horse...

Jun 30, 2020

No Foot, No Horse? Are low heels associated with hind limb lameness?

Low heels are the most common abnormal hoof conformation seen in both the front and hind feet of horses. This conform...

Jun 23, 2020

Assessment of injury risk in high level eventing horses

In human sport science, the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) is used to monitor an athlete’s preparedness for comp...

Jun 17, 2020

New recording technique to detect a difficult-to-diagnose equine heart condition

Use of a new electrocardiogram (ECG) technique to detect an abnormal heart rhythm called paroxysmal atrial fibrillati...
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