February 21, 2018

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Colic in horses is defined as abdominal discomfort or pain; it refers to a condition which can vary in cause, severity, outcome and treatment methods. The role of the veterinary surgeon is to determine the cause, make a diagnosis and initiate the appropriate...

December 1, 2017

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Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), commonly known as Equine Cushing’s Disease, is a progressive disorder disrupting the horse’s endocrine (hormonal) system, typically affecting middle-aged to older horses. In horses Cushing’s disease is almost exc...

November 16, 2017

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Exertional myopathies (‘azoturia’ or ‘tying-up’) in horses are a condition of muscle fatigue, pain, or cramping associated with exercise. Most commonly, exertional myopathies produce damage to skeletal muscle and are termed exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER). Pr...

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