Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

August 20, 2014

It’s not too late to help protect your horses from contracting West Nile virus. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Washington Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 20, 2014

The unvaccinated horse from Mesa is showing progressive neurologic signs, including hind end paralysis. ... Read More

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Developing the Sport Horse: The Importance of Hydration

August 20, 2014

Learn how heat and humidity can affect horses' ability to perform, and why water is important to keeping them healthy.... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports first Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 19, 2014

The unvaccinated St. Croix County Quarter Horse mare is recovering after being treated by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Strangles Signs, Risk Factors, and Complications Evaluated

August 19, 2014

Classic clinical signs alone aren't the only ones that should prompt a strangles test, researchers learned.... Read More

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HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Furosemide

August 18, 2014

Furosemide is currently the only recognized treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.... Read More

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Second Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 18, 2014

Officials announced last week that the first Lowndes County horse had tested positive for the disease. ... Read More

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What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

August 18, 2014

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list.... Read More

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Feeding the Hard-Keeper Horse that has Ulcers

August 17, 2014

Consider alfalfa hay, small meal portions, forage access, and more when feeding an ulcer-prone hard keeper.... Read More

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Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

August 17, 2014

This marks the first time coronavirus has been detected in horses outside of the United States or Japan.... Read More

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New Mexico Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 15, 2014

The unvaccinated horse was euthanized last week after contracting West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Eastern Ontario Horse

August 14, 2014

The 12-year old unvaccinated gelding was euthanized after developing fever and neurologic signs.... Read More

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Additional VS Cases Reported in Texas, Colorado

August 14, 2014

Officials have quarantined additional premises after animals tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 13, 2014

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says Georgia reported 25 equine EEE cases in 2013.... Read More

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Researchers Define Botulism Survival Rates in Adult Horses

August 12, 2014

Penn Vet researchers found that adult horses that retained the ability to stand had a 95% survival rate.... Read More

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Nunnery Joins Penn Vet as Large Animal Ophthalmologist

August 12, 2014

Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will begin seeing cases at the New Bolton Center on Sept. 3.... Read More

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Promoting Metabolic Wellness

August 11, 2014

Find out what you can do to help prevent your horse from developing equine metabolic syndrome or PPID.... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Feed Safe for Him to Consume?

August 10, 2014

Feed milled at plants that produce other feeds with ionophores could contain a substance toxic to horses.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever: True or False?

August 08, 2014

How much do you know about Potomac horse fever? Test your knowledge! ... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Cases

August 07, 2014

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas have reported additional equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases.... Read More

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Hay Tested After California Horses Become Ill

August 07, 2014

One professor believes the hay contained a naturally occurring chemical that made the horses photosensitive.... Read More

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North Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

August 07, 2014

Two unvaccinated horses--one from Carteret County and one from Bladen County--died after contracting EEE.... Read More

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Hay Grid Feeders Can Reduce Horses' Intake

August 07, 2014

Horses consumed less of the offered hay when fed in the grid feeder (48%) than when fed on the ground (60%).... Read More

Commentary

Salix: Is Change on the Horizon?

August 06, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on Salix's state in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More