Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Testing for EPM, Lyme, and Other Equine Neurologic Diseases

February 08, 2016

A neurology specialist reviews the confusing landscape of laboratory diagnostics for neurologic disease in live horses.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

February 05, 2016

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

February 03, 2016

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center.... Read More

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies? Readers Weigh In

February 03, 2016

Readers share their thoughts on vaccinating horses for rabies following a recently confirmed equine case. ... Read More

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UGA Large Animal Hospital Temporarily Closed Due to EHV-1

February 03, 2016

The affected horse has been euthanized due to progressive neurologic disease.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More

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Sunland Park Horsemen Urged to Keep Up Biosecurity Practices

February 02, 2016

New Mexico's acting state veterinarian Alexandra Eckhoff, DVM, offered tips to horsemen at two Feb. 1 meetings.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: 28 Horses Test Positive

February 01, 2016

Meanwhile, one horse in Arizona that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive for the virus.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in DuPage County, Illinois

February 01, 2016

Illinois officials have reported that several horses tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus late last month.... Read More

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EMS and 'Low-Carb' Diets: What's Right for Your Horse?

January 31, 2016

Carbohydrates aren't all created equally, and "low-carb" definitely doesn't mean "no-carb." A nutritionist explains.... Read More

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UK Study Vital in Leptospirosis Vaccine Development

January 31, 2016

Researchers recently celebrated the culmination of years of work with the release of a vaccine for equine leptospirosis.... Read More

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Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantined Due to Potential EHV-1

January 29, 2016

The quarantine requires all horses at the track to remain and prevents new horses from arriving for at least 21 days.... Read More

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Softening the Hard Mouthed-Horse

January 28, 2016

Does it feel like your horse hangs on the reins? A behaviorist offers possible causes and solutions to the problem.... Read More

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Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

January 27, 2016

How should a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome be vaccinated?... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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5 Common Equine Eye Injuries

January 26, 2016

Ocular insults are painful and sometimes unsightly, but with proper diagnosis and treatment most heal remarkably well.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

January 26, 2016

Thus far, 18 horses from 13 barns at Sunland Park Racetrack have tested positive.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Released in California

January 26, 2016

No further cases were identified after one horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) earlier this month.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: Five Horses Affected

January 25, 2016

Five horses at Sunland Park Racetrack have now been confirmed positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Canine Melanoma Vaccine Testing in Horses Underway

January 25, 2016

While researchers have yet to see full resolution in study horses, all tumors reduced in size or stopped growing. ... Read More

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Could Coconut Meal Benefit Some Horses?

January 25, 2016

Coconut, or copra, meal could be useful for horses requiring low-NSC diets, researchers found... Read More

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Measuring SAA Can Help Identify Health Issues Early

January 23, 2016

Vets can use SAA levels to differentiate between systemic inflammation and noninflammatory diseases in horses.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

January 22, 2016

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed at Sunland Park

January 22, 2016

The New Mexico racetrack reported Jan. 21 that one horse had been euthanized.... Read More

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A Recipe for Equine Weight Loss

January 22, 2016

Use slow-feeders and reduced feeding rates to safely and effectively decrease horses' body weight, researchers said.... Read More