Recent News for Respiratory Problems

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Under EHV Quarantine

January 18, 2018

On Jan. 16 a horse recently admitted to the hospital for non-neurologic signs tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2017

January 16, 2018

Diagnosed diseases included strangles, EHV-1, equine influenza, rabies, tetanus, and Potomac horse fever, among others.... Read More

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Single EHV-1 Case Reported at Belmont Park

January 11, 2018

The horse tested positive after developing a fever and mild respiratory issues.... Read More

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Washington EHV: At Least 16 Horses Test Positive

December 28, 2017

Sixteen horses at one King County facility have tested positive for EHV-1, seven of which have been euthanized.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in King County, Washington, Horse

December 18, 2017

The affected 13-year-old Haflinger gelding is not exhibiting neurologic signs of disease at this time.... Read More

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What Should I Do if My Horse Was Exposed to Disease?

December 15, 2017

A veterinarian offers advice the steps to take if your horse could have been exposed to an infectious disease.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

December 12, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Breathing Easy: Managing Horses With Asthma

December 05, 2017

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

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BHA to Note Horses' First Start Since Wind Surgery on Cards

December 03, 2017

This racecard data will provide transparency for bettors and help generate data for equine health and welfare research.... Read More

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Boise Wild Horse Corral Reopens After Strangles Outbreak

November 29, 2017

About 75% of the horses at the facility contracted strangles, and all have fully recovered. ... Read More

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BI Announces 2017 Equine Research Award Recipients

November 21, 2017

The "Advancement in Equine Research Award" gives $45,000 for infectious disease research. ... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Dr. Fernanda Cesar

October 29, 2017

Cesar is studying neonatal immunology with a focus on R. equi and young foals' immune responses to it.... Read More

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Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 27, 2017

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Diagnosing Respiratory Infection

October 25, 2017

Could your horse have a respiratory disease? Here's how your vet will find out. ... Read More

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Timoney Recognized for Equine Streptococcal Disease Research

October 25, 2017

Dr. John F. Timoney retired from the UK Department of Veterinary Science in 2016 after 34 years.... Read More

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The Equine Respiratory System

October 23, 2017

Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More

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Respiratory Health Awareness Week on The Horse

October 22, 2017

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher and The Horse have partnered for Respiratory Health Awareness week, Oct. 22-28.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 19, 2017

Vets confirmed cases of EHV, influenza, African horse sickness, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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Mild, Moderate EIPH Not Associated With Race Performance

October 17, 2017

However, more severe bleeding in the lungs was significantly associated with decreased racing performance.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Beyond Equids

October 13, 2017

Transmission of influenza viruses from one species to another can and does happen. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Pathobiology Professor Focuses Research on Equine Health

September 30, 2017

Dr. Janet Beeler-Marfisi is studying better ways to diagnose equine lung disease using cell markers and flow cytometry. ... Read More

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Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Welcomes Dr. Carrie Shaffer

September 22, 2017

Carrie Shaffer, PhD, is an assistant professor of microbiology and will conduct Rhodococcus research.... Read More