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Oct 23, 2014
Heart of the Matter
By Jennifer O. Bryant
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With the high rate of heart disease in humans, most of us are aware of our potential for cardiac troubles. But when it comes to our horses, we tend to be less informed.

Horses don’t have human-style “heart attacks.” Actually, the equine heart is a robust organ that’s not overly prone to problems. But when something does go wrong it tends to be front-page news, as in the 2011 death of 2008 Olympic individual gold-medal-winning Canadian jumper, Hickstead, from an aortic rupture.

In this article, two veterinarians well-versed in cardiac events describe the equine heart and what can go wrong. More info...

Oct 22, 2014
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Oct 21, 2014
Owner Participation Sought for Equine Disease Research
by Erica Larson
Colorado State University (CSU) researchers are seeking horse owner input for a study aimed at evaluating the economic impact of equine disease outbreaks.

"Through this study, we hope to gain insight on the things horse owners value most regarding the medications they treat their horse(s) with," explained study author Michelle Kibler, a graduate research assistant in CSU's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. "This research will provide information on the importance certain traits of a medication have to the individual horse owner. More info...

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