Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

A man harnesses his horse after treatment for epizootic lymphangitis at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary center in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia.

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OIE's New Priorities Include Working Equid Health, Welfare

May 31, 2016

Improving working equids' health and welfare could help them work longer and better to the benefit of their owners.... Read More

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Foal Eye Issues

May 31, 2016

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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UA Releases New Equine Rabies Resource

May 30, 2016

Arizona's first equine rabies case in seven years highlighted the need for education about the disease.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Elzinga

May 29, 2016

Elzinga hopes to gain a better understanding of mechanisms that could predispose a horse to developing laminitis.... Read More

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Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

May 29, 2016

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses.... Read More

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Effects of Climate Change on Tall Fescue, Endophytes

May 28, 2016

Some types of fescue infected with common endophyte strains could become more toxic when temperatures increase.... Read More

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Author Donates Portion of Book Proceeds to Gluck Center

May 27, 2016

Kristen Halverson chose to donate after Dan Howe, PhD, offered advice and answered her questions about EPM.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.

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10 New Horse Owner Resources on TheHorse.com

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More

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Palm Beach County, Florida, EHV Quarantine Released

May 26, 2016

All the horses remaining on the premises have tested negative for the virus.... Read More

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Research Prompts New Tall Fescue Sample Handling Procedures

May 26, 2016

The UKVDL's new sample handling procedures appear to allow for more accurate ergovaline testing results.... Read More

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Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 25, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

May 25, 2016

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2016

May 24, 2016

The affected horse from Horry County has been euthanized.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky

May 24, 2016

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

May 24, 2016

Officials advise owners to ensure horses are protected from West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

May 23, 2016

Thirty-four equids on the affected Enon Valley premises will be quarantined for at least 60 days.... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Gastric Ulcers for Study

May 22, 2016

Clinicians are evaluating a new investigational drug for treating equine gastric ulcers. ... Read More

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Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes New Annual Hendra Booster Vaccine

May 21, 2016

The Hendra virus vaccine has now been approved to be delivered annually following initial administration.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

May 19, 2016

Learn how your horse's cardiovascular and respiratory systems function to power his every stride.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Howard County Horse Farm Lifted

May 19, 2016

Two horses stabled at the Maryland facility tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 on.April 19.... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Florida Reports Second Equine EEE Case of 2016

May 16, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old Mustang began showing clinical signs May 6 and was euthanized for humane reasons on May 7.... Read More

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One Florida Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1, Euthanized

May 16, 2016

The index case's home premises in Palm Beach County has been placed under quarantine.... Read More