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Articles by Ed Kane, PhD

Treating early osteoarthritis-Orally administration hyaluronic acid can be a new arrow in practioner's quiver, but few efficacy studies exist

Dec 1, 2004

HA helps cells thrive, keeps joints lubricated, protects the retina and keeps skin smooth.

Is beta-carotene an essential nutrient?

Micellized sources of the carotenoid allow for more-efficient absorption and uptake
Oct 1, 2004

Of the major carotenoids, -carotene has the highest pro-vitamin A activity.

Computed tomography angiography

MRI technology evolves as a diagnostic tool; CTA research underway at UC-Davis to study foot injury, lameness
Sep 1, 2004

Eventually it will be possible to do high-quality MRI on standing horses.

MRLS outbreak in Washington raises new scientific questions

Jul 1, 2004

It was Saturday May 5, 2001. A usually festive time in the Bluegrass, as "My Old Kentucky Home" played at Churchill Downs, and 17 horses battled in the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Horse identification

Natural, manmade, technological ID methodologies give DVMs choices to present to clients; uniform government mandates coming
Jun 1, 2004

Regardless of the methodology, each has its proper application.

Vitamin E is essential equine nutrient

May 1, 2004

Vitamin E is an essential nutrient for horses beneficial in combating the multitude of effects of free radical production that can damage membranes and components of cells.

Dietary antioxidants are important for pets

They are major defense system against minimizing damage from free radical scourge and oxidative stress
Feb 1, 2004

Oxygen gives pets life but may behave aggressively to try to shorten it.

Early foal losses in mares

Stress, nutrition, season, climate, sire, rectal palpation effects, ultrasound, iatrogenic factors all extrinsic factors
Feb 1, 2004

The extrinsic factors in mare reproduction are those that can be manipulated.

Early foal losses in mares

Endocrine system failure, embryo, uterine environment may be biggest causes of reproductive inefficiency in the mare
Dec 1, 2003

A mare is bred. She conceives. A foal is planned for. Tragically in a substantial number of cases, within 40 days the embryo has succumbed to death.

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