News - Equine Summer 2017

By: Vet-Advantage
July, 2017

Bimeda: Altresyn® (altrenogest) rebranded OvaMedTM following product acquisition from Ceva Animal Health
Bimeda Inc. announced the renaming of its altrenogest product for horses. The product, formerly marketed as Altresyn® was recently acquired from Ceva Animal Health as part of Bimeda’s strategic expansion into the equine segment. “The trade name OvaMedTM more closely aligns with Bimeda’s brand identity and is a key step in the integration of the recently-acquired equine products within our portfolio and global brand,” said Emmanuelle Lemaire-Galliot, Marketing Manager for Bimeda North America. OvaMedTM is currently shipping to Bimeda’s distributors to fulfill veterinary orders. For more information, visit and

Categories: News, Equine 2017 Summer

Looking for Symptoms

By: David Thill
July, 2017

Early action could help decrease the long-term effects of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis – often referred to simply as OA – is painful, not only for humans, but for their horses, too. The condition, in which the horse’s protective joint cartilage erodes, leading to bone exposure, is one common factor contributing to lameness. But lameness is not the only symptom. By looking for other earlier symptoms, such as inflammation, and taking steps to mitigate them, horse owners may be able to keep OA from becoming a significant problem.

Categories: Osteoarthritis, Equine 2017 Summer

The Early Warning Signs of PPID

By: Jennifer Ryan
July, 2017

The early signs of pituitary pars imtermedia dysfunction (PPID) are subtle, and may be difficult to notice

As the weather changes, many horse owners will be helping their horse shed its longer, thicker winter coat. In some cases, owners may notice patches of longer hair that is slower to shed out in the spring or maybe even a little loss of muscle mass. These could be early signs of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), a disease that requires long-term management to keep a horse healthy.

Categories: Cover Story, Equine 2017 Summer

Imagining Advances with Imaging

By: Jennifer Ryan
July, 2017

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps equine veterinarians understand all musculoskeletal problems better

Equine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been rapidly adapted, and the resulting images have helped veterinarians identify and treat patients more precisely than ever before.

“It’s been revolutionary for us,” says Alison J. Morton, DVM, MSpVM, DACVS, DACVSMR, clinical associate professor large animal surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. “MRI has helped us diagnose musculoskeletal problems we couldn’t prior. It’s helped us augment and improve our other diagnostics too.”

Categories: Equine, Equine 2017 Summer


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