Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Michigan EHV-1: Some Quarantines Released

May 04, 2015

Four Michigan facilities remain quarantined due to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Foals

May 03, 2015

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in West Tennessee

May 01, 2015

There are currently four confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia in the western part of the state.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in New Mexico Horses

May 01, 2015

Officials are managing two vesicular stomatitis cases: one in a Grant County horse and one in an Otero County horse.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV Detected in Marion County, Oregon, Horse

May 01, 2015

The affected horse began showing acute neurologic signs on April 28 and the positive EHV-1 diagnosis was made April 29. ... Read More

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Novel Use for the 'Tie Forward' Procedure in Horses

April 30, 2015

Often used to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the technique also appears useful for treating dysphagia.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

April 29, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More

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How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against WNV, EEE

April 27, 2015

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Moldy Corn Poisoning

April 27, 2015

Moldy corn poisoning is the most common mycotoxin-related syndrome in horses. Here's what you should remember.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Macarena Sanz

April 25, 2015

Sanz's research has focused on Rhodococcus equi, a microorganism that causes pneumonia in young foals. ... Read More

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Input Sought on Proposed Canadian EIA Management Strategy

April 23, 2015

Comments are requested on a proposed approach for controlling equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada.... Read More

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Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Second Maryland Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 22, 2015

Two Maryland premises are now quarantined after horses residing at the facilities tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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Does Your Equine Ulcer Treatment Product Add Up?

April 22, 2015

Studies indicate that some ulcer products contain a wide range of omperazole, from as little as 27% to as much as 126%.... Read More

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

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Fever Leading to Gastric Ulcers in a Young Horse

April 20, 2015

A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick and with ulcers. Will they return when she goes back into training?... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: No New Cases Since April 3

April 20, 2015

Seven Michigan premises remain under quarantine for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Murray Valley Encephalitis in Horses: What We Know

April 19, 2015

Learn about this uncommon, but often deadly, virus and its impact on infected horses in Australia.... Read More

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AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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Stop Sale Placed on Pigeon Fever Vaccine

April 16, 2015

The voluntary stop sale is due to reports of unexpected post-vaccination gastrointestinal issues in some horses.... Read More

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Montgomery County, Maryland, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 15, 2015

A horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and is being treated by a private veterinarian.... Read More

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Canada Lifts VS-Related Equine Import Restrictions

April 15, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted all vesicular stomatitis (VS) import restrictions for U.S. horses.... Read More