Ed Kane, PhD, is a researcher and consultant in animal nutrition. He is an author and editor on nutrition, physiology and veterinary medicine with a background in horses, pets and livestock. Kane is based in Seattle.
Prevention and veterinary treatment strategies were highlighted at the recent International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.
A veterinary look at why this new breed of equine supplement is potentially dangerous to horses.
Thanks to the persistence and care of his veterinarian, one young foal battled EPE and won.
Though its clinical signs can be vague, equine proliferative enteropathy should always be considered in foals with hypoproteinemia.
Trainer Mike Ritland cultivates a unique combination of olfactory skill and hunt drive in special forces canines.
Veterinary researchers try to understand a spike in sudden deaths, possibly cardiac-related, among thoroughbreds.
Knowing what to look for and being diligent in gathering the patient's history will help veterinarians diagnose this often overlooked condition.
Part 2 of this series explores a foal's innate defenses against a common bacterial pneumonia and how veterinarians can enhance natural immunity.
Veterinary researchers at University of Pennsylvania Working Dogs Center hope to develop early screening test from dogs' ability.