Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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AHP Launches Fourth Equine Industry Survey

January 22, 2018

United States residents who are at least 18 and own or manage at least one horse can complete the survey by April 1. ... Read More

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Update on New Bolton Center EHM Quarantine

January 22, 2018

An additional febrile horse tested positive for EHV-1 and was moved into the on-site isolation facility.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Remains in Place at Belmont Park

January 22, 2018

Since being released from Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital, the affected horse has been quarantined at Belmont.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Treating Gastric Glandular Disease in Horses

January 22, 2018

Equine glandular gastric disease has a distinct pathology, risk factors, diagnostics, and treatment approaches.... Read More

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Iowa State Seeking Horses for Sarcoid, SCC Treatment Study

January 21, 2018

Researchers hope to standardize treatments and assess Immunocidin's efficacy and safety in treating sarcoids and SCC.... Read More

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Albemarle County, Virginia, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

January 19, 2018

The horse had been a patient at the New Bolton Center, where it was exposed to a horse subsequently diagnosed with EHM.... 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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Equine Melanoma Vaccines

January 19, 2018

A closer look at two melanoma "vaccines" under investigation and being considered for USDA approval. ... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Under EHV Quarantine

January 18, 2018

On Jan. 16 a horse recently admitted to the hospital for non-neurologic signs tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

January 17, 2018

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Hard to Stomach: Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

January 17, 2018

Learn to read the vast and varied signs of equine gastric ulcer syndrome.... Read More

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Diagnosing Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses on the Farm

January 17, 2018

Vets can use a smartphone-based heart monitor to identify arrhythmias that are difficult to diagnose in the field.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2017

January 16, 2018

Diagnosed diseases included strangles, EHV-1, equine influenza, rabies, tetanus, and Potomac horse fever, among others.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2017

January 15, 2018

Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.... Read More

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Is Sugar Beet Pulp Too High in Sugar for Horses?

January 14, 2018

Is the sugar content in beet pulp too high for some horses? Read an equine nutritionist's answer. ... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 14, 2018

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Post-Colic-Surgery Salmonellosis and Long-Term Prognosis

January 14, 2018

Horses that developed salmonellosis after surgery and survived to discharge did as well as unaffected counterparts.... Read More

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Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development

January 12, 2018

Oral atropine is linked to slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no such issues with topical atropine.... Read More

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Single EHV-1 Case Reported at Belmont Park

January 11, 2018

The horse tested positive after developing a fever and mild respiratory issues.... Read More

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Researchers Find Mutations Behind 'Tiger Eye' in Paso Finos

January 08, 2018

This yellow, amber, or orange iris found in some Paso Finos seems to have no association with eye or vision problems.... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Presents Problems for Przewalski Horses

January 07, 2018

Researchers say the disease kills one out of five Przewalski horses in one major refuge area.... Read More

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Diagnosing Poor Performance: A Case Report

January 06, 2018

Here's how veterinarians diagnosed and treated a Warmblood that stopped intermittently when working under saddle.... Read More

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Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Cold-Weather Colic

January 02, 2018

Of the 186 respondents, 43 (23%) said their horses colic more frequently during the winter than other times of the year.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More