Keyword: heart

  • Health Zone: October 24, 2015 - The Heart

    Heart "scans" are another tool in selecting young racehorses. The size of a young horse's heart has proved to be a reliable predictor of his future racing performance.

  • Kentucky's Pericarditis Cases Called 'Clinically Significant'

    Additional cases of pericarditis are occurring in Kentucky and possibly other states (including Ohio), with the problem now claiming lives, according to Dr. Doug Byars, head of the internal medicine unit at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee (HDM) veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., who said veterinarians at his clinic and those at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital are starting to see horses previously treated for pericarditis returning to the clinics with more heart problems.