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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horse Health at Events

July 15, 2014

Horses incubating pathogens could develop disease while at the show, so monitor your horse's health often.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak Response 101

July 10, 2014

Remember these steps if an outbreak occurs, regardless of what disease you're facing.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Providing Contact Information

June 15, 2014

Event organizers need current contact information so they can contact you in the event of a disease outbreak.... Read More

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Bornavirus Antibodies Detected in Horses in Iceland

May 10, 2014

This marks the first time veterinarians have identified antibodies against bornavirus in horses in Iceland.... Read More

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Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

April 16, 2014

Researchers have launched an interactive map to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world.... Read More

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Emergence of MRSA Sequence Type 398 in Horses

April 13, 2014

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

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More

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AHT Infectious Disease Group receives NEF Commendation

March 11, 2014

The commendation came in recognition of the group's work on disease research, surveillance, and management. ... Read More

A driver harnesses his horse outside the Society for the Prevention of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. The animal is undergoing treatment for the debilitating fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis.

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Targeting Disease in Africa's Working Equids

March 01, 2014

Veterinarians and researchers take a look at cases very different than those seen in developed countries.... Read More

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Bat Lyssavirus Test Aims to Speed Up Response Times

February 05, 2014

The first confirmed case of Australian bat lyssavirus in a horse was reported in May 2013 in Queensland.... Read More

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Biosecurity Tip of the Month: Horses and Event Facilities

January 15, 2014

Learn how to evaluate risk and protect your horse from infectious disease at event facilities.... Read More

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Trypanosoma evansi Infection in Horses

January 10, 2014

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

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Kentucky Equine Survey's Horse Health Implications

September 10, 2013

The Kentucky Equine Survey results open the door for new health surveillance and disease mitigating measures.... Read More

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BIVI Calls for Equine Infectious Disease Proposals

July 24, 2013

Infectious disease researchers can submit proposals for an equine research award program, sponsored by BIVI.... Read More

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Australian Authorities Evaluating Papules in Horses' Mouths

July 05, 2013

Authorities in Western Australia determining what's causing small, round lumps in horses mouths. ... Read More

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Champion Team Roping Horse Dies of Aneurysm

April 29, 2010

Travis Tryan's Precious Speck, best known as "Walt" and a four-time AQHA/PRCA Team Roping Heading Horse of the Year, died April 24 of an aneurysm while warming up for morning slack at the Clovis Rodeo in Clovis, Calif. The America... Read More

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Canter-Mid Atlantic Expands Race Horse Rehabilitation Program with Grant

January 11, 2009

CANTER-Mid Atlantic is getting a little extra help this year to expand its ongoing race horse rehabilitation program. The group, based out of West Virginia, received a grant funded by Charles Town Races & Slots of Charles Town, W.V. which... Read More

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Eventing Safety: Frangible Fence Development in the Works

October 08, 2008

A group of cross-country course designers are taking another step toward improving eventing safety. U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) President and licensed course designer David O'Connor and other designers and builders will join with faculty... Read More

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New Mexico Mare Approaches Record for Most Consecutive Wins

October 03, 2008

Bob Baffert believes Peppers Pride will quiet the skeptics.

With one more victory in a six-furlong allowance race Oct. 4 at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., the 5-year-old Thoroughbred mare would improve to 17 victories in 17 starts, a modern North... Read More

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Hurricane Relief Fund Provides Horse Feed

October 02, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Council established an online donation process Sept. 22 to assist horse owners in Texas with providing feed for their horses. Horse enthusiasts from numerous states responded generously. Within eight days, almost $5,000 had... Read More

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Film Showing to Benefit Equine Health Research

October 01, 2008

A private showing of "The First Saturday in May," the award-winning documentary from the Hennegan Brothers that profiles the connections of six Thoroughbreds, including Barbaro, on the road to the 2006 Kentucky Derby, will be held at the histori... Read More

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Making Racing Safer

July 01, 2008

Life is an extreme sport, complete with everyday risks. When it comes to Thoroughbred racing, the fate of horse and rider are linked in an event, the outcome of which is, by its very nature, in doubt. Win or lose, no one envisions the tragedy... Read More

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Alabama Horse Owners Offered Equine Health Classes on the Web

January 02, 2008

Alabama horse enthusiasts have the opportunity to go back to school and focus on the care and management of horses and horse businesses.

The Alabama Horse Council and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are combining their resources to... Read More

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South Dakota Teen Wins USEF Youth Sportsman's Award

November 16, 2007

Kirsten Kimbler is the winner of the United State Equestrian Federation's (USEF) 2007 Youth Sportsman's Award. According to the Federation, Kimbler has demonstrated an ongoing commitment and dedication to the USEF and her affiliate organizations... Read More

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Ensuring a Bright Future for Equine Research

April 19, 2007

Huge advances have been made in our understanding of many equine diseases in the past two decades. But we have a lot more to learn before we can truly improve the way many of these diseases are prevented or treated. Consider the impact that... Read More