Equine Disease Quarterly

Articles by Quarterly Equine Disease

Advancements in Understanding Genomics and Horses

Genomic tools could help address horse health problems that couldn't be resolved with earlier technologies. Read More

The Carrier Stallion's Role in Disease Transmission

Asymptomatic carrier stallions maintain infectious agents in the breeding population from one season to the next. Read More

Pandora's Box: Equine Genomics

"Genomics" covers all aspects of genes, including structure and function. Here's what equine researchers are learning. Read More

Fire Ant Surveillance for Horse Farms

The gradual north- and westward expansion of the fire ant's range is exposing more horse owners to this important pest. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, herpesvirus, influenza, strangles, and equine infectious anemia. Read More

The Importance of Cleaning and Disinfecting Horse Stalls

Cleaning and disinfecting stalls is critically important for biosecurity, especially in controlling disease outbreaks. Read More

Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

Once an animal is affected, the disease is invariably fatal. However, rabies prevention is easy. Here's what to know. Read More

Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease. Read More

Equine Congenital Cardiovascular Anomalies

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are rare in horses but can have serious implications. Read More

Progesterone as a Diagnostic Tool During Equine Pregnancy

Veterinarians can use progesterone diagnostically to evaluate luteal function during early pregnancy. Read More

New Resistance Genes: What's the Threat to Horses?

A recently discovered resistance gene in bacteria has focused attention on emerging multidrug resistance. Read More

Vector-Borne Diseases' Emergent Threat for Horses

Many diseases were once considered geographically restricted. But disease migration has eliminated that complacency. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2016

Diagnosed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, strangles, influenza, piroplasmosis, rabies, and more. Read More

Kentucky Mosquitoes' Impact on Horses

Learn which mosquitoes can transmit disease and how to manage populations on your farm. Read More

Syndromic Surveillance and Spatial Epidemiology

Find out how data can help improve horse owners' knowledge of equine disease risks in their area. Read More

Equine Herpesvirus-Associated Ocular Disease

These viruses are known for causing respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic issues, but can also impact horses' eyes. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more. Read More

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Basics

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, can be deadly in up to 90% of equine cases. Here's what you should know. Read More

The Past, Present, and Future of Equine Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Roberta Dwyer takes a look at what's changed in veterinary medicine and what's stayed the same. Read More

Hand Protection in Equine Veterinary Care

Disposable gloves are made of numerous materials with varying levels of protection appropriate for different uses. Read More

Equine Lymphosarcoma

Most affected horses die or are euthanized within months of developing clinical signs. Here's what you should know. Read More

Diagnosing Glanders in Germany

In 2014 a horse in that country tested positive for glanders, which initiated a discussion about testing methods. Read More

Blister Beetles and Alfalfa: A Potentially Lethal Mix

Don't get caught unaware. Ingesting just a handful of these beetles could kill your horse within 72 hours. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2015

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, herpesvirus, influenza, Getah virus, and strangles, among others. Read More

Disaster Education From Extension Programs

Horse owners should rely on information refereed by experts and civic authorities for validity during disasters. Read More