Diarrhea

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Knottenbelt: Fecal Blood Test Opening Diagnostic Doors

June 05, 2014

Learn how one vet believes the test can help improve diagnostics for a number of horse health conditions.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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Coronavirus: A Cause of Enteric Disease in Adult Horses?

November 12, 2012

Coronavirus--common in foals--could be associated with enteric disease outbreaks in adult horses.... Read More

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Preserving Feces to Improve C. perfringens Diagnosis

June 19, 2012

Freezing or inhibiting fecal samples from diarrheic horses allows C. perfringens detection for weeks longer.... Read More

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Clinical Outcomes of Large Intestine Thickening (AAEP 2011)

March 25, 2012

Researchers find large intestinal thickening could indicate multiple diseases in addition to colic.... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”

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UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Offers Testing for Foal Diarrhea

February 14, 2012

The Microbiology Lab at Penn Vet is offering a panel of assays to streamline testing for foals with diarrhea.... Read More

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Enteric Bacteria: Can Healthy Horses be Carriers?

July 11, 2011

Could a healthy horse in one's own backyard be a disease risk for other horses?... Read More

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Clostridium difficile: Advancements in Understanding

July 03, 2011

One of the most dangerous organisms that can sicken horses is the bacterium Clostridium difficile.... Read More

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Bad Horse Bugs

June 01, 2011

Horse owners and vets must use antimicrobials responsibly to help reduce bacterial drug resstance. ... Read More

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Antimicrobial-Associated Diarrhea in Equine Referral Practices (AAEP 2010)

March 12, 2011

Veterinarians commonly treat many equine infections with antimicrobial drugs to achieve resolution. However, in some cases, the antimicrobials themselves induce gastrointestinal disturbances with subsequent diarrhea. "This unfortunate side effect of ... Read More

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What's New in the NICU? (Horse Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

January 01, 2011

The neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, is that special place in a veterinary clinic where premature, critical, and newborn foals receive intensive, round-the-clock care. The NICU handles everything from breathing problems to heart conditions... Read More

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Diarrhea a Side Effect of Antibiotic Administration

May 15, 2010

Any antibiotic administered orally, intramuscularly, or intravenously can theoretically cause acute diarrhea; however, some antibiotics are more likely than others to upset a horse's gastrointestinal tract.... Read More

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Infectious Diarrhea in Horses: Determining the Cause

March 15, 2010

Multiple clues can help a practitioner determine the cause of infectious diarrhea or colitis in adult horses, including the farm's history of previous outbreaks, geographic location, and season.... Read More

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Colic Surgery: Preventing Postoperative Diarrhea

November 13, 2009

A diarrhea treatment might also be useful for preventing diarrhea in horses recovering from colic surgery, said researchers in a new study.

"Diarrhea following colic surgery is common with certain conditions such as... Read More

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Management of Horses with Diarrhea Reviewed for World Equine Vets

October 30, 2009

Bacteria such as Salmonella or Clostridium can wreak havoc on a horse's gastrointestinal tract, causing massive losses of water, electrolytes, and proteins. The result? Diarrhea. A smelly, watery, life-threatening... Read More

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Lawsonia: Emerging Concern for Horse Industry

October 01, 2009

PE (Proliferative enteropathy) is caused by the obligately intracellular (can only survive in cells) bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis, which causes an unusual pathology: intracellular growth causes proliferation of the cells lining the SI)... Read More

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Diarrhea Prevention in Hospitalized Horses a Delicate Bacterial Balance

August 20, 2009

Diarrhea acquired while staying in a hospital, termed nosocomial diarrhea, is an unfortunate risk when hospitalizing a horse, but there are steps owners and veterinarians can take to help prevent disease.

There are many reasons wh... Read More

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Causes of Diarrhea in Horses (Beyond Salmonella)

August 01, 2009

Diarrhea can rapidly develop into a life-threatening condition that can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Knowing the potential causes of diarrhea can help ensure a full recovery and minimize the chances of the development of... Read More

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Human Strain of Clostridium Difficile Reported in Quarter Horse

May 13, 2009

The same strain of Clostridium difficile that causes illness and death in human hospitals was reported in a 14-year-old Quarter Horse, according to a paper published in May issue of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.... Read More

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Toxin Test Might Identify Horses with Diarrhea that Could be Debilitating

April 14, 2009

Early identification of a toxin produced by the diarrhea-causing bacterium Clostridium difficile, in the feces of horses with diarrhea might help identify which horses are at risk for developing serious disease, report... Read More

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Testing for Clostridium difficile (AAEP Convention 2008)

February 25, 2009

Clostridium difficile bacteria can cause severe, sometimes fatal colitis in horses. When a horse develops severe diarrhea (particularly if blood is present), C. difficile might be suspected, but veterinarians must confirm the infectio... Read More

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ACVIM Conference Highlights

October 01, 2008

Among the hot topics this year were nutritional supplements, infectious disease, and metabolism problems.

What do nutritional supplements, infectious diseases, and snake bites have in common? All were considered "hot... Read More

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New Species of Bacteria Common in Foals

September 09, 2008

A recent addition to a family of bacteria generally associated with human stomach problems could play a part in causing intestinal upset in foals, say Belgian researchers who have found that a disproportionate amount of foals have the bug in their... Read More

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Rapid and Reliable Test for Diarrhea-Causing Toxin Identified

July 13, 2008

Toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium difficile can cause diarrhea in adult horses and foals. The high economic impact associated with treatment costs, considerable animal losses to disease associated with mortality and... Read More