Equine Disease Quarterly

Equine Disease Quarterly is a quarterly equine disease research newsletter published by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, and funded by underwriters at Lloyd's of London, brokers, and their agents.

Articles by Quarterly Equine Disease

Don't Ignore Exotic Diseases

One veterinarian shares her thoughts on what West Nile virus can teach us about exotic equine diseases. Read More

Equine Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Reviewed

In horses, leishmaniasis presents as nodules on the head, pinnae, scrotum, legs, and neck. Read More

What is Equine Pythiosis?

Learn about pythiosis, a disease characterized by ulcerative, granulomatous lesions on and beneath horses' skin. Read More

Current Thoughts on the Significance of Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are harmful compounds that some molds and fungi produce in grains and forages when moisture levels permit. Read More

State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2014

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, strangles, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more. Read More

Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

Get tips on how you and your horse can avoid contracting a tick-borne disease. Read More

Equine Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

Learn how horses contract Lyme disease, what clinical signs to watch for, how to treat it, and more. Read More

Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals. Read More

Commentary: Mentoring the Horse Industry's Next Generation

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on how we can mentor the horsemen and veterinarians of the future. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, equine herpesvirus, influenza, equine infectious anemia, and more. Read More

The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion. Read More

Emergence of MRSA Sequence Type 398 in Horses

The strain has been reported in horses in many European countries as well as in a single Canadian horse. Read More

Kentucky's 2013 EIA Surveillance and Testing

All 77,001 serum samples tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky in 2013 were negative. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

Reported diseases include strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, atypical myopathy, and hendra. Read More

Commentary: Social Media and Equine Crisis Response

Following these six suggestions could make the difference between success and failure in a crisis response. Read More

Epizootic Lymphangitis in Equids

This disease has a welfare impact on working equids and has economic importance to many resource-poor owners. Read More

Equine Botulism Reviewed

The most common way adult horses contract the disease is by eating feed that contains animal remains. Read More

Commentary: 'One Health' Helps Safeguard Horses' Health

One Health recognizes that human health, animal health, and the environment are all interconnected. Read More

Kentucky Equine Encephalitis Cases in 2013

Kentucky officials reported 12 cases of WNV and two EEE cases in horses in 2013. Read More

New Biomarkers for Diagnosing Bacterial Placentitis in Mares

Researchers believe more than one biomarker is needed for accurate and early placentitis detection. Read More

Equine Multisystemic Eosinophilic Epitheliotrophic Disease

This rare, chronic wasting disease is characterized by development of granulomas in numerous organs. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2013

Confirmed diseases included CEM, strangles, influenza, EHV, ehrlichiosis, rotavirus, salmonellosis, and more. Read More

Trypanosoma evansi Infection in Horses

Trypanosomiasis in horses can cause incoordination and hind limb paralysis, among other issues. Read More

Protect Horses from Dying Ash Trees and Wildfire Threat

Horse owners might overlook wildfire threats from insect infestation on surrounding trees. Read More