Abortion and Embryonic Death

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Equine Leptospiral Abortions

October 27, 2017

Leptospirosis bacteria can be present in apparently healthy horses, yet can also cause abortions and eye problems.... Read More

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Record Medication Use During Equine Gestation

August 17, 2017

Keeping a precise medical record for pregnant mares could help researchers better understand fetal malformations.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: EHV-1 Abortions

April 28, 2017

Cases of EHV-related abortions from the 2017 foal crop have been confirmed in three Kentucky counties.... Read More

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What is Leptospirosis?

April 11, 2017

Learn whether your horse is at risk and if you should be vaccinating for this "new" disease.... Read More

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Disease Maps, Surveillance System Help Navigate Outbreaks

February 24, 2017

To mitigate the consequences of a disease outbreak, it is important to understand where the disease is spreading.... Read More

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Study: Cowpox Behind Mare's Late-Term Abortion

January 28, 2017

Equine cowbox infections are extremely rare, with only two other cases ever reported.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Kentucky Foal Crop

January 25, 2017

The UKVDL saw 10 nocardioform placentitis abortions in December 2016 and eight in the first two weeks of January.... Read More

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Late-Term Troubles

January 13, 2017

Learn about five complications veterinarians might encounter toward the end of a mare's gestation.... Read More

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Which Biomarkers Best Predict Late-Term Pregnancy Loss?

December 24, 2016

Scientists tested whether estradiol-17B, progesterone, alpha fetoprotein, and/or serum amyloid A could predict abortion.... Read More

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When Should a Broodmare be Vaccinated for Leptospirosis?

October 13, 2016

Dr. Jacquelin Boggs offers advice for vaccinating pregnant mares to protect them from leptospirosis-caused abortion.... Read More

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How Does Leptospirosis Cause Both Blindness and Abortion?

October 07, 2016

The same bacterium causes two very different conditions in horses. Dr. Craig Carter explains.... Read More

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What is Leptospirosis in Horses?

October 05, 2016

Dr. Craig Carter has spent his career studying leptospirosis. Here, he describes the bacterial condition.... Read More

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Protect Your Horse From Leptospirosis

September 29, 2016

Leptospirosis causes recurrent uveitis and abortion in horses. Fortunately, there's a vaccine. Is your horse at risk?... Read More

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Diagnostic Biomarkers for Late-Term Pregnancy Loss

September 05, 2016

Researchers are exploring whether various diagnostic biomarkers could help assess fetoplacental well-being in mares.... Read More

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18 Facts About High-Risk Pregnancies

June 09, 2016

Identifying high-risk equine pregnancies early can help safeguard against loss of the pregnancy, newborn foal, or mare.... Read More

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Do Domestic Mares Abort Fetuses to Protect Them? Maybe

May 21, 2016

Researchers determined that pregnant mares can abort their fetuses as a stress response to prevent future infanticide.... Read More

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Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

May 15, 2016

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares.... Read More

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Assessing the Foal and Placenta After Birth

April 29, 2016

A foal's first hours are fragile. Learn to look for the early signs of trouble in both the foal and placenta.... Read More

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HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More

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The Importance of Postmortem Exams on Aborted Fetuses

April 09, 2016

Post-mortem exams are crucial to determine what caused the abortion. Here's what your veterinarian will look for.... Read More

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Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

April 08, 2016

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS.... Read More

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10th Equine Infectious Diseases Conference Scheduled

March 23, 2016

The 10th International Equine Infectious Diseases Conference will convene April 4-8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... Read More

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Leptospirosis: Protect Your Horse (And Yourself!)

November 11, 2015

Leptospirosis can cause abortion, uveitis (moon blindness), and kidney/liver disease in horses. Now there's a vaccine.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2015

October 15, 2015

Reported diseases include vesicular stomatitis, equine infectious anemia, strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, and more.... Read More

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Manifestations of Equine Herpesvirus-1

October 13, 2015

Learn how the respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic forms of equine herpesvirus-1 can impact your horse.... Read More