Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 02, 2014

If a foal has collapsed, cannot rise, or is weak, contact your veterinarian for help as soon as possible. Here's why.... Read More

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Infographic: Managing a Horse Disease Outbreak

October 01, 2014

Is your horse showing clinical signs of an infectious disease? Here's how to care for your horse and protect others.... Read More

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A Rich Trifecta

October 01, 2014

Meet the orthopedic surgeon, reproductive specialist, and endoscope pioneer honored by the Thoroughbred Club of America.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 30, 2014

An unvaccinated 8-year-old Paint gelding from Augusta County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

September 30, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More

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Dr. Larry Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

September 29, 2014

Bramlage said he believes furosemide is beneficial, but shared why he thinks America will eliminate it's race-day use.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

While grass sickness' exact cause remains unknown, scientists are getting closer to determining what's behind it.... Read More

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Australian Vets: Have Horses Vaccinated against Hendra

September 28, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association debunks some misconceptions about the safety of the hendra virus vaccine.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashish Tiwari

September 27, 2014

Viruses have always intrigued Ashish Tiwari and inspired him to pursue a career researching influenza virus.... Read More

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VS Outbreak in Texas, Colorado Continues

September 26, 2014

Twelve premises in Texas and 126 premises in Colorado remain quarantined.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

September 26, 2014

A Gloucester County mare, a Ocean County mare, and a Burlington County gelding succumbed to the disease. ... Read More

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Biofilms and Equine Reproduction

September 26, 2014

Find out what researchers have learned about biofilms and their possible relationship to mare infertility.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Second Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 25, 2014

The affected horse, a 3-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Marion County, has been euthanized.... Read More

Udeni Balasuriya, a professor at the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, was recently awarded a $2.9 million grant to identify the genetic factors responsible for establishment of equine arteritis virus (EAV) carrier state in stallions.

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Update: Balasuriya's Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) Research

September 25, 2014

Dr. Udeni Balasuriya hopes to identify the viral and host factors involved in the EAV carrier state in the stallion. ... Read More

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EEE Kills Ohio Horses

September 24, 2014

Four horses from Ashtabula and Trumbull counties have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

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Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 24, 2014

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding.... Read More

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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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Study: Low-Dose Omeprazole and Gastric Ulcers

September 22, 2014

A low dose of a certain omeprazole preparation was as effective in treating some ulcers as the standard dose.... 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 are testing a vaccine to treat melanomas, which are among the most common skin tumors in horses.... 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

Fourteen premises in Texas and 168 in Colorado remain under quarantine.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Types

September 18, 2014

Researchers looked at the support that bandages used after colic surgeries provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More