Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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First Cases of WNV for 2016 Reported in Montana

August 31, 2016

One horse in Petroleum County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Brevard County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

August 31, 2016

The adult mare had no previous vaccine history and had not been off her home premises in over a year.... Read More

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New Jersey Horses Contract EEE

August 31, 2016

A 3-year-old Morris County gelding and a 1-year-old Ocean County mare were euthanized after testing positive for EEE.... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses when first diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Ulster County, New York, Horse

August 30, 2016

The unvaccinated 11-year-old mare was euthanized after she became recumbent and unresponsive.... Read More

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West Nile Cases Confirmed in Oregon, Minnesota Horses

August 30, 2016

Oregon reported its first case of the year, while the case count in Minnesota has reached 11.... Read More

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Does Skeletal Muscle Inflammation Lead to Hyperinsulinemia?

August 30, 2016

Researchers could not identify a positive relationship between inflammation and obesity or insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

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Washington State Diagnostic Lab Confirms 10 Equine WNV Cases

August 29, 2016

The recent cases are located farther north than detections in previous years, Washington State University reported. ... Read More

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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

August 29, 2016

Both affected horses--one from Barren County and one from Hardin County--were unvaccinated, but are recovering.... Read More

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Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More

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Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More

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Novel Surgery Successful for Treating Clogged Tear Ducts

August 27, 2016

The standing procedure involves temporarily inserting tubing from the horse's tear duct into the sinus cavity.... Read More

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Enter TheHorse.com's Photo Contest for Sun-Sensitive Horses

August 26, 2016

Is your horse sun-sensitive? Submit his story and photo for a chance to win a prize pack! ... Read More

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How to Protect Your Horse from West Nile Virus Infection

August 26, 2016

Late summer is peak transmission season for West Nile, and equine case numbers are rising in many regions.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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Maryland Owners Urged to Keep Horses' Vaccinations Updated

August 25, 2016

Preventing disease is less expensive than treating it, so officials are encouraging horse owners to be proactive.... Read More

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EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation

August 25, 2016

Up to 68% of Thoroughbred racehorses have evidence of EIPH post-exercise.... Read More

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Utah Confirms First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

August 25, 2016

Both cases were confirmed in unvaccinated horses from Uintah County.... Read More

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Tennessee Piroplasmosis: 19 Horses Now Confirmed Positive

August 24, 2016

All the positive cases are connected to two locations in Rutherford County and Bedford County. ... Read More

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New York Horse Owners Urged to Minimize West Nile Virus Risk

August 23, 2016

There has been one confirmed equine WNV case in the state so far this year.... Read More

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Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 22, 2016

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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New Jersey, South Carolina Confirm New Equine EEE Cases

August 22, 2016

This is New Jersey's first case of 2016. Two new cases bring South Carolina's total to 14 for the year.... Read More

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Oklahoma Quarter Horse Contracts Rabies

August 22, 2016

The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Caddo County was not current on vaccinations and died. ... Read More

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New Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in California, Minnesota

August 22, 2016

California has confirmed eight and Minnesota has reported seven WNV cases in horses thus far in 2016.... Read More