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Scientists bite into evasive equine disease

February 03rd, 2024

Pain in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) — the two joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull — is a common human health issue with up to 60 per cent of adults experiencing symptoms of TMJ disease at some point in their lives. It’s also a common diagnosis in dogs, cats and sheep. But up until a couple of years …

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grey horse wearing fly bonnet
Fabbah before and after

Vets perform ‘wry nose’ surgery

On the morning of June 30, 2022, Scot Gannon went out to the barn on his farm, Nejd Arabians, just west of Edmonton, Alta. He was happy to see that one of his Arabian mares, Nejds’ Bint Sabbah, had given birth overnight to a black filly. But Gannon’s delight quickly turned to dismay. “I got around to the front of …

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Global vets trade equine expertise

A University of Saskatchewan (USask) program that fosters collaboration between educators around the world helped to transport large animal surgical specialist Dr. James Carmalt to South America for two weeks in January 2023. Carmalt was a guest lecturer and clinician at the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia, a city located about 850 kilometres south of Santiago, Chile. His trip …

April 23rd, 2023 Full story »

Lucky Treasure

Bright-eyed and well developed, Treasure appeared to be a perfectly healthy foal except for one critical flaw: the black and white Gypsy Vanner filly had a steady dribble of urine running down her hind legs. That telltale trickle, along with significant urine scalding of the skin below her vagina, definitely put a stain on the filly’s future. Incontinence is expected …

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