Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Lawsonia in Kentucky Equids

March 23, 2017

L. intracellularis can cause segments of small intestines and sometimes large intestines to thicken.... Read More

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Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

March 22, 2017

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis.... Read More

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Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

March 22, 2017

An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.... Read More

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Amikacin/Ampicillin: Combo of Choice for Septic Foals

March 21, 2017

In one study, bacteria in 91.5% of the foals were susceptible to this antimicrobial combination.... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Shedding Season

March 21, 2017

Of the 1,106 respondents, 866 (78%) said they curry or groom their horses to help them shed their winter hair coats.... Read More

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On the Road Again: Equine Respiratory Health in the Trailer

March 19, 2017

Ammonia exposure during transport can have negative effects on the respiratory system. Here's how to control it.... Read More

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Lessons Learned From Recent Equine Disease Outbreaks

March 19, 2017

Cases of CEM, EHV-1, and more have taught officials how to best prevent and respond to outbreaks.... Read More

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Strangles Spread Slowing in Nevada

March 18, 2017

However, the state agriculture department is still receiving reports of new cases, predominantly in western Nevada. ... Read More

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Oklahoma Reports First EIA Case for 2017

March 17, 2017

The affected horse, an 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding used in rodeo and roping events, was euthanized.... Read More

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Denton, County, Texas, EHV Quarantine Released

March 17, 2017

No other cases of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy, the neurologic disease linked to EHV, have been reported in Texas.... Read More

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Influenza Confirmed in Horse Stabled Near WEF

March 17, 2017

The horse, stabled off Winter Equestrian Festival grounds, has been isolated and tested negative for EHV and strangles.... Read More

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Shake Off the Winter Doldrums and Get Back in the Saddle

March 16, 2017

Get a head start on readying horses for the warmer weather with these tips.... Read More

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10 EHV-1 Resources on TheHorse.com

March 16, 2017

Don't wait for another disease outbreak to brush up on your EHV-1 knowledge.... Read More

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Tips for Handling an Equine Infectious GI Disease Outbreak

March 14, 2017

Implement appropriate biosecurity measures pre-emptively, as infectious disease is an ever-present risk with horses.... Read More

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What To Do About the Itchy Horse

March 13, 2017

Managing itchy horses can be a perplexing and frustrating challenge. Veterinarians share ideas on how to help.... Read More

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Which Horse Bedding Harbors the Least Bacteria?

March 10, 2017

Researchers found that, of the beddings tested, pine shavings were most effective at inhibiting bacterial growth.... Read More

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Make Brexit an Opportunity, British Equine Industry Says

March 07, 2017

Panelists discussed the potential impact on equine trade, identification, biosecurity, competition travel, and more.... Read More

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Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 07, 2017

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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How to Feed HYPP Horses

March 06, 2017

What kind of diet should a horse with HYPP consume to help keep clinical signs at bay?... Read More

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Trace Mineral Basics: Iron

March 06, 2017

Iron plays a key role in oxygen transport and immune function in the horse. ... Read More

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Nasal Bleeding: Vets, What's Your Diagnosis and Treatment?

March 05, 2017

Learn how a veterinarian diagnosed and treated an ethmoid hematoma in a Quarter Horse gelding.... Read More

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7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

March 03, 2017

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More