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Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More

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Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More

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Researchers Define Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

August 12, 2014

Penn Vet researchers found that adult horses that retained the ability to stand had a 95% survival rate.... Read More

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Infographic: Botulism

July 14, 2014

Learn how this potentially fatal neurologic disease affects horses and how to prevent it.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Cheat Sheet

April 14, 2014

Learn about the AAEP's recommended core and risk-based equine vaccines in this handy special report.... Read More

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Equine Botulism Reviewed

April 04, 2014

The most common way adult horses contract the disease is by eating feed that contains animal remains.... Read More

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The Basics of Botulism in Horses

December 20, 2013

Learn more about botulism in horses, where it's prevalent, and how you can protect your horse. ... Read More

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Grain Test for Botulism

November 12, 2013

Dr. Amy Johnson explains the grain test she uses to test whether or not horses have botulism.... Read More

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Botulism: Your Unanswered Questions

November 07, 2013

Learn how to protect your horses from this invisible, scentless killer. ... Read More

A Belgian mare with botulism is placed into a hydraulic lift at Ohio State University.

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Botulism in Horses: An Update

August 10, 2013

Learn about current recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of this often deadly disease.... Read More

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Botulism in Horses

June 17, 2013

Botulism is an often-fatal neurologic disease of horses mostly caused by C. botulinum type B.... Read More

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ACVIM 2013: Signs of Colic vs. Botulism

June 15, 2013

Horses with botulism often present as if they're colicking. Here is how to tell the difference.... Read More

A Belgian mare with botulism is placed into a hydraulic lift at Ohio State University.

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Botulism and Horses

April 11, 2013

Our veterinary experts answer your questions about botulism in horses, which can be deadly in adult animals.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Managing Tetanus and Botulism in Horses

July 31, 2012

Vaccination reduces horses' risk of contracting tetanus and botulism, two often-fatal diseases.... Read More

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Equine Emerging and Surging Diseases: What's on the Horizon?

July 17, 2012

Emerging and re-emerging diseases can devastate equine populations and cost the industry millions of dollars.... Read More

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Botulism Outbreak Suspected in Maine Horse Deaths

April 30, 2012

Agricultural authorities believe a botulism outbreak is responsible for the deaths of 23 horses at one farm.... Read More

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Botulism Kills Five Indiana Horses

March 27, 2012

Five horses in Reddington, Ind., are dead after contracting the botulism toxin from an "unknown food source."... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”

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UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More

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Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

November 02, 2011

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased horses... Read More

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New Bolton Center Free Lecture on Botulism and Horses

September 20, 2011

On Oct. 4, the New Bolton Center will present "BoTox: Good for Your Wrinkles, Not Good for Your Horse."... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2011

July 07, 2011

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following ... Read More

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Horse Vaccination Basics

April 04, 2011

Learn how vaccines work, which ones your horse should have, and possible reactions.... Read More

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Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease.... Read More

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Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More

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Botulism Poisoning Claims Tennessee Horses

May 19, 2010

Seven horses belonging to a Spring Hill, Tenn., riding academy are recovering after ingesting hay contaminated with botulism. Four other animals were euthanized at the scene as a result of botulism poisoning. The surviving horses were transport... Read More