Applying Thermography Methods to Determine Chytrid Prevalence in Threatened Cloud Forest Amphibians. by Dr Tom Martin – Operation Wallacea Amphibians are the most threatened class of vertebrates worldwide, with more than one-third of species considered by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to be at risk of extinction.
Horses are very talented at disguising pain. There are levels and degrees of pain, some are obvious, and some are not. As horses can not communicate pain until it becomes clinical, then it is our responsibility to communicate it for there Increased injury rates in racehorses up by 15% during 2016/17 season. Accurate
There is a high prevalence for lameness in competition horses at different anatomical sites.Horses performing in different disciplines are prone to injuries in specific anatomical regions. This is due to the external and internal forces acting on the equines body and the effects produced by these forces during a specific activity. Fitness levels, loading, surfaces, frequency,
There are many types of diseases and injuries in the performance horse, that are common across all disciplines. Some injuries, however, are dependent on the activity and discipline in which they compete and the level. One of the most common injuries in performance horses is tendon and ligament injuries. One
The cause of gastric ulceration in horses is multifactorial and the term equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) describes a group of diseases in foals and horses. These include erosions and ulcerations in the distal oesophagus, non-glandular and glandular stomachs and proximal duodenum of horses. Hind Gut Ulcers Extensive research by
The suspensory ligament (SL) functions with the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT). This function helps to prevent the fetlock from extending to the ground during the stance phase. Suspensory ligament desmitis is frequently seen in horses that trot and or load for long periods of time, such as event horses,
In veterinary medicine existing reports indicate that Carpal Collateral Ligament Desmitis in horses is a fairly rare injury that leads to a poor prognosis for return to full athletic function. It has been discussed that in some cases this could be due to slow identification of the location of the