Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Stop the Bleeding

September 23, 2014

As prevalent as EIPH is, we still don't fully understand this potentially performance-limiting condition.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Reported In Three Utah Horses

September 22, 2014

Tests have confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in horses residing in Box Elder, Uintah, and Iron counties.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Three Michigan Horses

September 22, 2014

Officials confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in an Oakland County horse and in two Lenawee County horses.... Read More

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Is Low-Dose Omeprazole Effective for Treating Ulcers?

September 22, 2014

A low dose of omeprazole is as effective in treating some gastric ulcers as the standard dose, researchers say.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Field Study for Equine Melanoma Vaccine Announced

September 21, 2014

Researchers will be conducting a field study evaluating a vaccine designed to treat equine melanoma.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2014

September 19, 2014

The affected horse had been vaccinated for EEE more than a year ago, but was not revaccinated this year.... Read More

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Study Examines EIPH and Racing Performance

September 19, 2014

Researchers recently found no link between most horses who suffer from EIPH and long-term racing performance.... Read More

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Equine VS Cases Still Being Reported in Texas, Colorado

September 18, 2014

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas are still receiving reports of equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Pressure, Support

September 18, 2014

Researchers sought to determine how much support abdominal bandages provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More

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New York Horses Positive for EEE; Owners Urged to Vaccinate

September 16, 2014

Six horses residing in Madison, Wayne, Oneida, and Oswego counties have tested positive for EEE so far in 2014.... Read More

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Infographic: Scratches in Horses

September 15, 2014

Learn about scratches and how you can prevent and treat this frustrating pastern dermatitis in our visual guide.... Read More

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CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 15, 2014

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Event Stabling Facilities

September 15, 2014

Stabling at equine-event facilities could expose your horse to infectious disease pathogens. Learn how to evaluate risk.... Read More

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WNV Confirmed in Jefferson County, Oregon, Horse

September 15, 2014

Bend Equine Medical Center reported that it has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse residing in Culver.... Read More

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Monitor Horses for Sinusitis After Nasogastric Intubation

September 14, 2014

Horses rarely get sinusitis, and if they do, veterinarians can easily treat them using antibiotics.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Your Horse's Teeth

September 13, 2014

Owners often report that their horses relax and perform better after corrective dental procedures.... Read More

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Vaccine Offers Current Defense Against Equine Influenza

September 12, 2014

Zoetis partners with Gluck Center to confirm relevant disease protection against new strains.... Read More

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Pigeon Fever Prevalence Evaluated

September 12, 2014

Researchers have confirmed what many veterinarians have feared in recent years: Pigeon fever in horses is on the rise.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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Vesicular Stomatitis: What You Need to Know

September 11, 2014

Since May, more than 300 premises in the United States have been quarantined due to VS.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

September 10, 2014

Your horse's heart and respiratory system work hard to power his every stride. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Bloodroot Ointment Effective Treatment Option for Sarcoids

September 10, 2014

The ointment successfully treated horse sarcoids 4 centimeters and smaller in a diameter, a study shows.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and can it Hurt My Horse?

September 09, 2014

An equine parasite expert answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

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Washington Horse Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

September 09, 2014

An unvaccinated horse in Omak is the second case of equine West Nile virus confirmed in the state this summer.... Read More

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Colorado Vesicular Stomatitis Update

September 08, 2014

The Colorado State Veterinarian's office offers advice on protecting horses and other livestock from VS.... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... Read More