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Misoprostol is superior to combined omeprazole‐sucralfate for the treatment of equine gastric glandular disease

G. Varley, I.M. Bowen, J.L. Habershon-Butcher, V. Nicholls and G.D. Hallowell | Equine Veterinary Journal | February 2019
The aim of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the efficacy of two treatments, misoprostol and combined omeprazole-sucralfate, for equine gastric glandular disease (EGGD)…

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Field testing two animal-specific non-contact thermometers on healthy horses

A.J. Carter, A. Dimitrova and E.J. Hall | Veterinary Nursing Journal | March 2019
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of two animal-specific non-contact infrared thermometers (NCIT) – Thermofocus and Rycom – when compared to rectal temperature in healthy horses…

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Trigeminal-mediated headshaking in horses: prevalence, impact, and management strategies

V. Roberts | Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports | January 2019
This review article considers the literature on trigeminal-mediated headshaking, focusing on what is known, and not known, about the prevalence of the condition and its impact…

The influence of hay steaming on clinical signs and airway immune response in severe asthmatic horses

M. Orard, E. Hue, A. Couroucé, C. Bizon-Mercier, M.P. Toquet, M. Moore-Colyer, L. Couëtil, S. Pronost, R. Paillot, M. Demoor and E.A. Richard | BMC Veterinary Research | November 2018
This study aimed to determine the clinical, cytological and cytokine respiratory responses of horses affected with severe equine asthma (sEA) (previously known as recurrent airway obstruction) to steamed or dry hay…

Influence of dietary restriction and low‐intensity exercise on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in obese equids

N.J. Bamford, S.J. Potter Courtnay, L. Baskerville, P.A. Harris and S.R. Bailey | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | December 2018
This study aimed to evaluate the effect adding a low-intensity exercise programme to dietary restriction has on insulin sensitivity and plasma adipokine concentrations in obese horses and ponies…

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Conservative versus surgical treatment of 21 sports horses with osseous trauma in the proximal phalangeal sagittal groove diagnosed by low-field MRI

G. Lipreri, B.M. Bladon, M.E. Giorio and E.R. Singer | Veterinary Surgery | September 2018
This retrospective case series study aimed to determine whether conservative or surgical treatment was the best treatment option for sports horses diagnosed with lameness caused by osseous trauma within the subchondral bone of the sagittal groove of the proximal phalanx diagnosed by low-field MRI…

Clinical and intestinal histologic features of horses treated for recurrent colic: 66 cases (2006–2015)

H.L. Stewart, J.B. Engiles, D. Stefanovski and L. Southwood | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association | May 2018
For many horses with recurrent colic, the cause for recurrence is unknown…

Use of a saliva-based diagnostic test to identify tapeworm infection in horses in the UK

K.L. Lightbody, J.B. Matthews, J.G. Kemp-Symonds, P.A. Lambert and C.J. Austin | Equine Veterinary Journal | March 2018
Horses are exposed to a number of parasitic helminths whilst grazing, including tapeworms Anoplocephala perfoliata, Anoplocephala magna and Paranoplocephala mamilliana, and roundworms cyathostomins, large strongyles and Parascaris equorum

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Computed tomographic contrast tenography of the digital flexor tendon sheath of the equine hindlimb

R. Agass, J. Dixon and B. Fraser | Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound | December 2017
Pre-surgical diagnostic investigation of the equine digital flexor tendon sheath is challenging with the current standard imaging techniques of ultrasonography and contrast radiography…

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Incidence and risk factors of surgical site infection and septic arthritis after elective arthroscopy in horses

J.Y. Brunsting, F.J. Pille, M. Oosterlinck., M. Haspeslagh and H.C. Wilderjans | Veterinary Surgery | October 2017
Elective arthroscopy is generally associated with a low risk of complications; the most common postoperative complications include infections either as a surgical site infection (SSI) and/or septic arthritis…