Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Washington State Diagnostic Lab Confirms 10 Equine WNV Cases

August 29, 2016

The recent cases are located farther north than detections in previous years, Washington State University reported. ... Read More

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Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

August 29, 2016

Both affected horses--one from Barren County and one from Hardin County--were unvaccinated, but are recovering.... Read More

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Is Selenium Deficiency Deadly to Horses?

August 29, 2016

Too much dietary selenium can cause toxicity or even death. But too little selenium can be life-threatening, as well.... Read More

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Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More

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Novel Surgery Successful for Treating Clogged Tear Ducts

August 27, 2016

The standing procedure involves temporarily inserting tubing from the horse's tear duct into the sinus cavity.... Read More

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How to Protect Your Horse from West Nile Virus Infection

August 26, 2016

Late summer is peak transmission season for West Nile, and equine case numbers are rising in many regions.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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Maryland Owners Urged to Keep Horses' Vaccinations Updated

August 25, 2016

Preventing disease is less expensive than treating it, so officials are encouraging horse owners to be proactive.... Read More

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EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation

August 25, 2016

Up to 68% of Thoroughbred racehorses have evidence of EIPH post-exercise.... Read More

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Utah Confirms First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

August 25, 2016

Both cases were confirmed in unvaccinated horses from Uintah County.... Read More

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Tennessee Piroplasmosis: 19 Horses Now Confirmed Positive

August 24, 2016

All the positive cases are connected to two locations in Rutherford County and Bedford County. ... Read More

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New York Horse Owners Urged to Minimize West Nile Virus Risk

August 23, 2016

There has been one confirmed equine WNV case in the state so far this year.... Read More

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New Jersey, South Carolina Confirm New Equine EEE Cases

August 22, 2016

This is New Jersey's first case of 2016. Two new cases bring South Carolina's total to 14 for the year.... Read More

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Oklahoma Quarter Horse Contracts Rabies

August 22, 2016

The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Caddo County was not current on vaccinations and died. ... Read More

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New Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in California, Minnesota

August 22, 2016

California has confirmed eight and Minnesota has reported seven WNV cases in horses thus far in 2016.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Washington

August 22, 2016

The 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Newport was euthanized at Washington State University.... Read More

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Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 21, 2016

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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New Test to Detect Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Water

August 21, 2016

Blue-green algae can produce toxins that cause health problems and even death in animals, including horses.... Read More

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Can Alpha-Fetoprotein Help Diagnose Neonatal Disease?

August 21, 2016

Researchers found that AFP could be a useful biomarker to help assess neonatal health soon after birth.... Read More

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Treating Biofilms and Latent Infections in Mares

August 20, 2016

Suspect a biofilm or latent infection if bacterial endometritis is treated appropriately, but the infection persists.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Kicks Off Contest for Sun-Sensitive Horses

August 19, 2016

Is your horse sun-sensitive? Submit his story and photo for a chance to win a prize pack! ... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Two Idaho Horses

August 19, 2016

The two unvaccinated horses from Boundary County died as a result of the disease. ... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Fifth, Sixth Cases of Equine EEE for 2016

August 19, 2016

Both horses were from Suffolk and were euthanized. Neither had up-to-date vaccinations.... Read More

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What Does AMH Say About Your Stallion or Mare?

August 19, 2016

Anti-Mullerian hormone is a reliable marker for cryptorchidism, granulosa-cell tumors, and, possibly, mare fertility.... Read More