Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Disease Maps, Surveillance System Help Navigate Outbreaks

February 24, 2017

To mitigate the consequences of a disease outbreak, it is important to understand where the disease is spreading.... Read More

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Nevada Officials: Horses Exposed to Infectious Diseases

February 24, 2017

The Nevada Department of Agriculture has received reports of horses being exposed to EHV-4 and strangles.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Denton County, Texas, Horse

February 23, 2017

The affected horse attended barrel racing events in two Texas cities prior to disease presentation and confirmation.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Eggs Could Hatch Early in Kentucky

February 23, 2017

Entomologists predict that this year's egg hatch could beat the previous record for early hatching "soundly."... Read More

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Take-Homes from February KENA Discussion on EHV-1

February 22, 2017

Read our editor's take-home EHV-1 tweets from the Kentucky Horse Council's KENA meeting held Feb. 21. ... Read More

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Life-Threatening Hyperkalemia in Horses

February 18, 2017

High blood potassium levels cause hyperkalemia. Here's what to watch for and how to treat this dangerous condition.... Read More

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EEE, WNV Vaccinations Do Not Interfere With Disease Testing

February 17, 2017

None of the samples from recently vaccinated horses had antibody titers close to the value cutoff for true disease.... Read More

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Ontario Reports Two Confirmed Cases of EHM in Durham Region

February 17, 2017

Three other horses from the same farm tested positive for EHV-1 but are not showing neurologic signs at this time.... Read More

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Rabies Vaccine Efficacy Might Last Longer Than we Thought

February 16, 2017

This finding could help veterinarians manage owners of horses that have reacted adversely to the vaccine in the past.... Read More

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Horses Eating Thistle

February 15, 2017

An owner worries about her horse eating thistle. An equine nutritionist responds about the risks.... Read More

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Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

February 14, 2017

A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates.... Read More

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San Diego County, California, Horse Positive for EHV

February 14, 2017

The positive horse was stabled at the HITS Thermal show from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5. The animal is currently quarantined.... Read More

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How to Feed Senior Horses

February 13, 2017

Age is a number, not a disease, said Dr. Megan Shepherd. Remember this when tailoring a diet for your older horse.... Read More

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Ingham County, Michigan, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

February 10, 2017

The horse had only mild clinical signs and is recovering.... Read More

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Risk Factors Associated with R. equi Pneumonia

February 10, 2017

There was no association between disease development and dam age or plasma antibody concentrations, among other factors.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Keeneland, Turfway Released From Quarantine

February 10, 2017

These quarantine releases mean there are no racing or training facilities in Kentucky under quarantine for EHV-1.... Read More

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Takes Place April 5-6

February 10, 2017

Equine lecture topics will include feeding endocrine-challenged horses, allergies, equine aging, supplements, and more.... Read More

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10 Equine Dentistry Resources on TheHorse.com

February 09, 2017

February is the AVMA's national pet dental health month. Brush up on your equine dental knowledge with these resources.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2016

February 09, 2017

Dr. Terry Blanchard shares studies on endometritis, semen extenders, stem cell therapy, and more.... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2016

February 08, 2017

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps studies on fracture recovery, joint injections, sarcoid treatments, and more.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

February 07, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Poll Recap: Equine Dental Exams

February 07, 2017

Of the 911 respondents, 802 (88%) said their horse has had a dental exam or treatment in the past 12 months.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

February 06, 2017

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park.... Read More