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Spring Horse Care Tips

May 01, 2011

With spring now upon us, Kristina Hiney, PhD, Omega Fields equine nutrition advisor, has prepared a series of seasonal tips to help the horse owner in transitioning his or her horses and property from winter to spring:
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Vaccination Reactions: Common, or Cause for Concern?

April 27, 2011

Horse owners understand that vaccinations protect the health of their horses and might even be life-saving. What some owners might not realize is that adverse reactions can occur after vaccination. While most vaccines' side effects are minor, it's ... Read More

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Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More

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Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More

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Possible Cause of Unusual Neurologic Signs in Australian Horses Identified

April 13, 2011

Australian authorities might have identified the cause of unusual neurologic signs in horses in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, according to a report from the New Zealand-based website Horsetalk.
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Vaccinations for Horses

April 11, 2011

This four-part series on vaccines discusses how vaccines work, efficacy, approval process and storage.... 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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Vaccinations Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

New developments in vaccines and current literature on equine immunizations were the focus of discussion at the vaccination Table Topic during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The ... Read More

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Young Horse Development: Birth to Six Months

February 01, 2011

Learn about the factors contributing to a foal's healthy development as he grows into a young horse: Genetics, nutrition, social development, immunity, growth rates, weaning, hoof care, and more.... Read More

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UHVRC Application Deadline for Spring Vaccines Approaching

January 20, 2011

The application deadline to receive donated vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) is Feb. 1. Through this program, qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities are provided with all American Association of ... Read More

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Rabies Confirmed in Virginia Miniature Horse

December 14, 2010

The Tazewell County Health Department received confirmation Dec. 9, 2010 that a Miniature Horse from North Tazewell, Va., tested positive for the rabies virus. This is the eighth confirmed case of animal rabies in Tazewell County this year and the... Read More

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UC Davis Equine Preventive Care Program Provides Exams, Vaccines, and More

November 03, 2010

The veterinarians of the UC Davis' William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital want to help clients protect their horses from health risks, despite the economy, so they've developed a a discounted "package" of preventive care services.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exam for Horses

November 01, 2010

Fall is a great time of year to have your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse, including but not limited to a physical exam, an oral exam, vaccinations, and/or a lameness exam.... Read More

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Shedding Light on Strangles in Horses

October 01, 2010

Strangles is caused by a bacterium that gains access to the body through the nose or throat. Some affected horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages--hence, the name strangles.... Read More

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WNV: Second Kentucky Horse Confirmed, Euthanized

September 10, 2010

This week veterinarians confirmed Kentucky's equine West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2010. The 6-year-old Morgan stallion, located in Shelby County just southeast of Louisville, was found down and unable to rise and was later euthanized.... Read More

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Vaccinating Horses With EPM

August 24, 2010

What is your opinion on giving half-doses of routine vaccinations to horses with EPM (equine protozoal myeloen... Read More

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Michigan Sees Rise in EEE Cases

August 20, 2010

The number of equine victims of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in Michigan continues to rise as laboratory tests come back confirming each horse's cause of death. As of Aug.19 there were 74 reports of the mosquito-borne disease... Read More

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EEE Vaccination Timing Critical for Protection

August 20, 2010

Vaccinating at the proper time of the year against Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is critical to protecting horses from the sometimes-fatal mosquito-borne disease, according to Judy Marteniuk, DVM, MS, associate professor in Equine Medicine ... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination in Pregnant Mares

August 17, 2010

Q: Can you address off-label use of the rabies vaccine in late-term broodmares? My therio vet won't give it because it's off-label usage. So I arrange for another vet in her practice to vaccinate my late-term mares. I can't imagine my foals not... Read More

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WNV and EEE: Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

August 09, 2010

Massachusetts state officials have urged horse owners to vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) after a second horse was euthanized last week. This was the first case of EEE in Worchester County si... Read More

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Michigan Horses Found Positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis

July 30, 2010

The Michigan departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture (MDA) received confirmation on July 26 from the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) that a three month old Percheron fill... Read More

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Update on Equine and Canine Influenza

July 22, 2010

The best way to protect your horses and dogs from influenza virus is to vaccinate at-risk animals, practice good hygiene, and isolate infected animals, according to Tara C. Anderson, DVM, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Florida.... Read More

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Vaccinating for West Nile Virus at High Altitudes

July 18, 2010

I live at almost 8,000 ft in the mountains of Colorado. As far as I know, we have yet to have a case of West N... Read More