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The Emerging Science of Equine Podiatry – Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Sponsored Content РEquine podiatry has made great strides in recent years. Exciting advances in diagnostic imaging like MRI and CT, objective assessment of lameness and hoof balance, improvements in novel materials and fabrication techniques have made exceptional results on difficult and technically challenging cases possible. Increasing collaboration between farriers and veterinarians has allowed for a greater understanding of disease and injury within the hoof. Utilization of technologies such as Metron DVM, a hoof mapping system, enables accurate tracking of a horse’s progress for a variety of conditions using precise hoof measurements. Digital images can be

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Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Diseases of the Equine Respiratory Tract

with Elizabeth MacDonald, BVMS, MS Clinical Instructor of Equine Medicine Diseases of the respiratory tract are common in horses of all ages. Clinical signs vary from exercise intolerance, respiratory noise, lethargy, enlarged lymph nodes, cough, fever, and nasal discharge. Because many respiratory diseases can look alike when they are in the early stages, an accurate diagnosis is important to ensure the best treatment outcome possible. Respiratory disease can be classified into infectious and non-infectious causes. Infectious causes can be contagious to other horses and include viral infections like equine herpes virus and equine influenza virus, and bacterial infections like...

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