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Introduction Anhidrosis is a serious condition of horses characterized by decreased or absent ability to produce sweat in response to increased body temperature. 1 This condition is reported primarily in hot and humid climates, although it

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

E quine asthma is a heterogeneous disease in which affected animals react excessively to a vast array of inhaled antigens, including fungal spores, pollens, organic dusts, and endotoxins. 1 , 2 When horses with severe asthma (SEA) are exposed to

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

A lthough acute and severe colic is recognized as a common cause of death in horses, 1 chronic or recurrent colic is also a life-threatening disease that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. 2 Right dorsal colitis is a well-known but poorly

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

Although the survival rate for horses undergoing colic surgery has improved dramatically over the past several decades, emergency abdominal exploratory surgeries are still viewed with trepidation, especially by horse owners. Survival rates for

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E quine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a painful and progressive dental disease, which affects the incisor and canine teeth of senior horses. 1 According to Vlaminck et al, 2 Icelandic horses appear to be more

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Osteoarthritis of the centrodistal (distal intertarsal) or TMT joints (bone spavin) is one of the most common causes of hind limb lameness in adult horses. 1–3 The centrodistal joint is most commonly affected, followed by the TMT and

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P revalence of dental diseases is high in aging horses, including disorders of the surrounding tissue like gingivitis, 1 tooth loss, 2 malocclusion, 3 and canine calculus. 1 , 4 To maintain the physical condition of elderly horses, regular

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oximetry has a moderate to low sensitivity but high specificity for detecting nonviable intestines; horses with a surface oxygen tension < 20 mm Hg had a lower survival rate than those with higher surface oxygen tension. 5 Pulse oximetry depends on the

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The application of bandages and tendon boots to the distal aspect of the limbs of horses is widespread and performed for many reasons. Originally, bandages were developed for wound coverings, rehabilitation, and protection of limbs from injury

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Anesthesia in horses is often associated with complications, including postoperative myopathies and colic, that contribute to the relatively high mortality rate in this species. 1 The relevance of peripheral tissue perfusion and its association

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