Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Michigan Horse Test Positive for West Nile Virus

September 01, 2014

The 8-year-old unvaccinated horse from Grand Traverse County was euthanized after failing to respond to treatment.... Read More

Flying foxes, a type of fruit bat native to Australia, are thought to pass the deadly hendra virus to horses, however the exact mode of transmission remains unclear.

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Bat Lyssavirus Could Pose Threat to Humans, Animals

September 01, 2014

The confirmation Australian bat lyssavirus in horses highlights the need for greater awareness of the disease, vets say.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host EAV Symposium in November

August 30, 2014

This symposium will focus on strategies for controlling equine arteritis virus (EAV) in stallions, semen, and embryos.... Read More

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Algal Blooms Pose Danger to Livestock

August 30, 2014

Horses that consume water with some types of blooms can die suddenly or suffer from weakness or photosensitization.... Read More

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Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More

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Keep Horses Safe when Traveling in VS-Affected Areas

August 29, 2014

A veterinarian shares tips on how to protect horses from vesicular stomatitis (VS) while traveling.... Read More

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Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More

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Texas Confirms Additional Vesicular Stomatitis Cases

August 28, 2014

The Texas Animal Health Commission has quarantined two more premises due to vesicular stomatitis in horses. ... Read More

This is a <em>Hipparionini</em> horse from 16-12 million years ago from Nebraska.

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What We Can Learn from Horses' Evolving Tooth Enamel

August 28, 2014

By studying teeth from different eras, we can see how horses adapted to different grazing lands and domestication.... Read More

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Late Summer Heat Wave Could Stress Livestock

August 27, 2014

Regulating body temperature becomes difficult for horses when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. ... Read More

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

August 25, 2014

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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KSU Vet: Watch for Vesicular Stomatitis

August 25, 2014

A KSU vet is cautioning owners about the contagious viral disease that affects horses, livestock, and sometimes humans.... Read More

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Study: Horses with Sarcoids have Elevated Treg Cell Levels

August 22, 2014

T-regulatory, or Treg, cells are special white blood cells that play a central role in regulating immune responses.... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Quarantines

August 21, 2014

Colorado officials have 184 premises quarantined for VS, while Texas officials have 44 facilities quarantined.... Read More

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West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

August 20, 2014

It's not too late to help protect your horses from contracting West Nile virus. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Washington Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 20, 2014

The unvaccinated horse from Mesa is showing progressive neurologic signs, including hind end paralysis. ... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports first Equine WNV Case of 2014

August 19, 2014

The unvaccinated St. Croix County Quarter Horse mare is recovering after being treated by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Vaccine Reactions

August 19, 2014

While most vaccines are administered without problems, side effects can occur. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Strangles Signs, Risk Factors, and Complications Evaluated

August 19, 2014

Classic clinical signs alone aren't the only ones that should prompt a strangles test, researchers learned.... Read More

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Developing the Sport Horse: The Importance of Hydration

August 19, 2014

Learn how heat and humidity can affect horses' ability to perform, and why water is important to keeping them healthy.... Read More

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HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Furosemide

August 18, 2014

Furosemide is currently the only recognized treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.... Read More

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Second Lowndes County, Georgia, Horse Contracts EEE

August 18, 2014

Officials announced last week that the first Lowndes County horse had tested positive for the disease. ... Read More

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What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

August 18, 2014

Researchers sought the most common causes of poisoning in Swiss equids. Toxic plants and medications topped the list.... Read More

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Feeding the Hard-Keeper Horse that has Ulcers

August 17, 2014

Consider alfalfa hay, small meal portions, forage access, and more when feeding an ulcer-prone hard keeper.... Read More

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Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

August 17, 2014

This marks the first time coronavirus has been detected in horses outside of the United States or Japan.... Read More