Equine Disease Quarterly

Articles by Quarterly Equine Disease

Tracing Equine Microchips

While microchipping is safe and practical, chips can be hard to trace if database information isn't kept current. Read More

Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here?

Fatal injuries in North American flat racing horses has decreased by 23%, but there's still work to be done. Read More

Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

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

International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2017

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

How Footing Impacts Musculoskeletal Health, Performance

Footing is one of the most common factors cited when a horse performs poorly or suffers an injury. Read More

Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. Read More

Equine Colic: Where Are We Now?

It's been said that as long as there are horses, they will colic. This remains true, but survival rates are improving. Read More

Benefits of Microchipping Horses

Learn how microchips can benefit horses and their owners, especially after natural disasters. Read More

C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals

Some C. perfringens strains produce a toxin called NetF, which has been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

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

Equine Influenza Beyond Equids

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

Equine Identification in the United States

Recent advances in microchip technology have made this procedure the desired identification modality of the future. 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

Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules. Read More

International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement. Read More

Common Sense Biosecurity

Guidelines are readily available, but common sense is the first step to effective biosecurity, one veterinarian says. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2017

Confirmed diseases include influenza, EHV, strangles, nocardioform placentitis, piroplasmosis, EIA, and more. Read More

Genetics and Genomics in Racing: Speed Isn't Everything

Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments. Read More

Biosecurity at Equine Events

Find tips on managing and preventing a "perfect storm" of infectious disease spread at horse competition facilities. Read More

Laboratory Diagnosis of Strangles

Find out how veterinarians diagnose this highly contagious disease in both acute cases and long-term carrier horses. Read More

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