Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test

September 23, 2016

The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected.... Read More

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New WNV Cases in California, Kentucky, Minnesota Horses

September 23, 2016

Two of the three newly confirmed horses were unvaccinated. The third has an unknown vaccination history.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

September 23, 2016

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2016

September 22, 2016

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Standardbred mare from Bourbon County is recovering at an area hospital.... Read More

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More

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New Cases of EEE, PHF, WNV Confirmed Across the Country

September 22, 2016

Arizona reported a WNV case, Michigan confirmed two EEE cases, and West Virginia found WNV and PHF cases.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More

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New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed

September 20, 2016

Animal health officials in Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin confirmed new cases of mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Does Short-Distance Hauling Harm Horses' Respiratory Tracts?

September 20, 2016

Based on study results, researchers believe short trips likely have limited implications for healthy horses.... Read More

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Caring for the Colic Survivor

September 19, 2016

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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Wisconsin Confirms Additional Equine WNV Case

September 19, 2016

The unvaccinated Belgian filly from Clark County is reportedly recovering.... Read More

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Ohio Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2016

September 19, 2016

The unvaccinated 7‐year‐old Standardbred from Tuscarawas County was euthanized.... Read More

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Sycamore Maple Seed Toxicity in Horses Studied

September 19, 2016

Researchers identified a plausible link between equine atypical myopathy and sycamore maple seed ingestion.... Read More

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Can DNA Testing Lead to Better Endometritis Treatments?

September 18, 2016

Researchers found that particular genetic types of E. coli responded to the various antibiotics differently.... Read More

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Can Weight Loss Predict Chronic Grass Sickness Outcomes?

September 17, 2016

Weight loss--both the amount and rate--can help predict chronic equine grass sickness survival, researchers found.... Read More

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Okanogan County, Washington, Horses Test Positive for WNV

September 16, 2016

Two of the three WNV-positive horses were euthanized. The third is recovering and has a good prognosis for survival.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Clare County, Michigan, Horse

September 16, 2016

The unvaccinated 4-month-old Standardbred filly died after contracting the virus.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Ontario Horse

September 15, 2016

The horse from the Toronto area is recovering under veterinary supervision.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms WNV Case, Wisconsin Reports EEE Case

September 14, 2016

The Minnesota horse is recovering, but the Wisconsin horse was euthanized after failing to respond to treatment.... Read More

Congratulations to Heidi Nash and "Romeo," whose story won our fan-voted "Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive" photo contest. Romeo is an 8-year-old spotted draft horse who suffers from photosensitivity.

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'Romeo' Tops TheHorse.com's Sun-Sensitivity Contest

September 13, 2016

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected Romeo as the overall winner of the "Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive" contest.... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Numbers Rising

September 13, 2016

New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin have all reported new cases within the past week.... Read More

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Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership

September 13, 2016

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. ... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More