Equine Disease Quarterly

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Cardiotoxins in Horses

Learn about several substances that can cause heart muscle damage and death in horses. Read More

The Future of Parasite Control?

Anthelmintic resistance occurs worldwide. With only three drug classes to choose from, are we running out of options? Read More

Parasite Control: An Update

In the past, researchers developed new classes of antiparasitic compounds every 10 years or so. But what works today? Read More

Nocardioform Placentitis from an Epidemiological View

Through the third week of February, 44 cases of nocardioform placentitis were confirmed in the 2017 Kentucky foal crop. Read More

Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2016

Confirmed diseases include equine herpesvirus, West Nile virus, African horse sickness, strangles, influenza, and more. Read More

Screwworm Myiasis: A Re-emerging Concern

Although maggots typically pose little serious threat to hosts, screwworms are a separate and often dire exception. Read More

Equine Coronavirus: An Enteric Virus of Adult Horses

Coronavirus is associated with disease outbreaks in adult horses in Japan and the United States. Learn more. Read More

Accelerating Medical Progress on Equine Lameness

One researcher describes the promising progress that's been made in lameness diagnosis and treatment. Read More

Observation, Science, and Equine Lameness Diagnosis

Vets can glean crucial information by evaluating horses with performance issues in hand, on the longe, and under saddle. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter

Diseases reported include African horse sickness, influenza, EHV, EIA, rabies, and more. Read More

Advancements in Understanding Genomics and Horses

Genomic tools could help address horse health problems that couldn't be resolved with earlier technologies. Read More

The Carrier Stallion's Role in Disease Transmission

Asymptomatic carrier stallions maintain infectious agents in the breeding population from one season to the next. Read More

Pandora's Box: Equine Genomics

"Genomics" covers all aspects of genes, including structure and function. Here's what equine researchers are learning. Read More

Fire Ant Surveillance for Horse Farms

The gradual north- and westward expansion of the fire ant's range is exposing more horse owners to this important pest. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, herpesvirus, influenza, strangles, and equine infectious anemia. Read More

The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting Horse Stalls

Cleaning and disinfecting stalls is critically important for biosecurity, especially in controlling disease outbreaks. Read More

Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

Once an animal is affected, the disease is invariably fatal. However, rabies prevention is easy. Here's what to know. Read More

Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease. Read More

Equine Congenital Cardiovascular Anomalies

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are rare in horses but can have serious implications. Read More

Progesterone as a Diagnostic Tool During Equine Pregnancy

Veterinarians can use progesterone diagnostically to evaluate luteal function during early pregnancy. Read More

New Resistance Genes: What's the Threat to Horses?

A recently discovered resistance gene in bacteria has focused attention on emerging multidrug resistance. Read More

Vector-Borne Diseases' Emergent Threat for Horses

Many diseases were once considered geographically restricted. But disease migration has eliminated that complacency. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2016

Diagnosed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, strangles, influenza, piroplasmosis, rabies, and more. Read More

Kentucky Mosquitoes' Impact on Horses

Learn which mosquitoes can transmit disease and how to manage populations on your farm. Read More