Friesian Advocate

103 Myth or Real? There may be more to aortic rupture in the Friesian horse than can be explained by the current knowledge regarding collagen and elastin.

Answer – Real A recent literature search turned up an article entitled “Friesian horses show higher arterial blood pressure compared to Warmbloods” which immediately caught my attention. A group of researchers at the University of Gent explored the idea that hypertension could be a possible risk factor for aortic rupture in Friesian horses and, because…
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81. Myth or Real? The new Leptospirosis vaccine can now be safely used in broodmares for all three trimesters of pregnancy.

Answer: Real In a recent article from The Modern Equine Veterinarian, the new leptospirosis vaccine LEPTO EQ INNOVATOR (Zoetis), has received additional approval for use in broodmares for all three trimesters of pregnancy. “Field safety studies, which examined the vaccine when used in the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy, showed no systemic or local reactions to vaccinations.”…
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