Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Poll Recap: Eye Matters

December 05, 2017

Of the 236 respondents, only 87 (33%) said their horses have an annual eye exam by a veterinarian.... Read More

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Breathing Easy: Managing Horses With Asthma

December 05, 2017

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

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BHA to Note Horses' First Start Since Wind Surgery on Cards

December 03, 2017

This racecard data will provide transparency for bettors and help generate data for equine health and welfare research.... Read More

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Do Obese Horses Spend More Time Eating Than Lean Ones?

December 03, 2017

Lean horses actually spent more time than obese ones eating, but both groups consume roughly the same amount of hay.... Read More

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OSU Resumes Normal Operations Following EHV-1 Case

December 01, 2017

There was no virus transmission to other horses within or outside of the hospital.... Read More

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Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

November 29, 2017

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More

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Boise Wild Horse Corral Reopens After Strangles Outbreak

November 29, 2017

About 75% of the horses at the facility contracted strangles, and all have fully recovered. ... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Is Time the Best Treatment for Some Equine Sarcoids?

November 28, 2017

In a recent study nearly half the small sarcoids found on young horses regressed on their own over several years.... Read More

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Your Obese Horse or Pony is Costing You Money

November 28, 2017

Study results suggest caretakers spend nearly $435 more annually managing obese equids compared to their nonobese ones.... Read More

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Butler County, Pennsylvania, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

November 27, 2017

A dressage barn and a small private facility are under quarantine as the affected horse recovers.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Havelock, Quebec, Horse

November 27, 2017

The affected horse was tested prior to being moved to a new premises, officials said. The animal is now quarantined.... Read More

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Equine Weight Loss Mysteries

November 27, 2017

How to unravel the reason behind your horse's head-scratching weight loss.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Jamie Norris

November 25, 2017

Norris is studying apicomplexan parasites, specifically Sarcocystis neurona, EPM's primary causative agent.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 23, 2017

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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Colic Researcher Named Past Presidents' Research Fellow

November 21, 2017

Dr. Anje Bauck received the 2017 AAEP Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow for her equine colic surgery research.... Read More

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Sears Awarded EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow

November 21, 2017

Dr. Kelly Sears' equine piroplasmosis research resulted in the discovery of a new Theileria organism.... Read More

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BI Announces 2017 Equine Research Award Recipients

November 21, 2017

The "Advancement in Equine Research Award" gives $45,000 for infectious disease research. ... Read More

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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

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The Latest on Feeding Laminitic Horses

November 19, 2017

If your horse falls into the at-risk category, consider these diet changes.... Read More

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Attack of the Rabid Fox

November 17, 2017

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.... Read More

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EIA: What's the Big Deal?

November 17, 2017

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases.... Read More

Buttons developed an eye cloudiness in retirement that eventually cost him his sight.

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Considering a Horse's Quality of Life

November 16, 2017

An owner describes how she made the difficult decision to euthanize her "heart horse" based on his quality of life.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More