Preventing sudden death in horses 101


In a dvm360® interview, an associate professor of large animal internal medicine shared proactive approaches to prevent sudden death in horses.

In a dvm360® interview, Sandy Taylor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM, associate professor of large animal internal medicine at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, offered tips for both veterinary professionals and equine owners to ensure a horse continues to flourish.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Sandy Taylor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LAIM: I think that an important thing is for veterinarians to be performing routine examinations on horses. That sounds so obvious and silly, but there are some things that could otherwise go undetected by an owner. So, for example, if we hear a heart murmur or an irregular rhythm when we're listening to a horse's heart, then that might trigger us to do more diagnostic investigation, and maybe we would find something that is worrisome.

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