Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Equine VS Cases Still Being Reported in Texas, Colorado

September 18, 2014

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas are still receiving reports of equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Pressure, Support

September 18, 2014

Researchers sought to determine how much support abdominal bandages provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More

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New York Horses Positive for EEE; Owners Urged to Vaccinate

September 16, 2014

Six horses residing in Madison, Wayne, Oneida, and Oswego counties have tested positive for EEE so far in 2014.... Read More

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Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More

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CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 15, 2014

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

September 15, 2014

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Jefferson County, Oregon, Horse

September 15, 2014

Bend Equine Medical Center reported that it has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse residing in Culver.... Read More

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Monitor Horses for Sinusitis After Nasogastric Intubation

September 14, 2014

Horses rarely get sinusitis, and if they do, veterinarians can easily treat them using antibiotics.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Your Horse's Teeth

September 13, 2014

Owners often report that their horses relax and perform better after corrective dental procedures.... Read More

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Vaccine Offers Current Defense Against Equine Influenza

September 12, 2014

Zoetis partners with Gluck Center to confirm relevant disease protection against new strains.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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Vesicular Stomatitis: What You Need to Know

September 11, 2014

Since May, more than 300 premises in the United States have been quarantined due to VS.... Read More

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Three Dane Co., Wisconsin, Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

September 10, 2014

Two of the horses are receiving treatment, while one was euthanized after showing neurologic signs of the disease.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

The ointment successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter, a study shows.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and can it Hurt My Horse?

September 09, 2014

An equine parasite expert answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

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Washington Horse Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

September 09, 2014

An unvaccinated horse in Omak is the second case of equine West Nile virus confirmed in the state this summer.... Read More

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Colorado Vesicular Stomatitis Update

September 08, 2014

The Colorado State Veterinarian's office offers advice on protecting horses and other livestock from VS.... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More

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South Carolina Mule Tests Positive for EIA

September 06, 2014

The case is the first confirmed new incidence of EIA originating in South Carolina for more than a decade.... Read More

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First 2014 Case of WNV in Kentucky Reported

September 05, 2014

The affected horse, a 5-year-old located in Calloway County, was euthanized on Sept. 2.... Read More

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Horse Hair Analysis to Detect Chronic Selenium Toxicity

September 05, 2014

How can you tell if your horse is consuming too much selenium? Research results show the answer is in the mane and tail.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in McLennan County, Texas

September 04, 2014

The newly confirmed vesicular stomatitis case is the first reported in McLennan County.... Read More

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Is Your Horse at Risk for Infectious Disease?

September 04, 2014

Horses are at risk for contracting a number of diseases that can have mild to devastating consequences.... Read More

Representatives of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in discussion with Stade d’Ornano stable manager Carsten Koch.

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FEI Observer Program Run at 2014 World Equestrian Games

September 03, 2014

Future Olympic and World Equestrian Games organizers are learning about organizing these top-level events.... Read More