Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Maryland Owners Urged to Keep Horses' Vaccinations Updated

August 25, 2016

Preventing disease is less expensive than treating it, so officials are encouraging horse owners to be proactive.... Read More

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EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation

August 25, 2016

Up to 68% of Thoroughbred racehorses have evidence of EIPH post-exercise.... Read More

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Utah Confirms First Equine WNV Cases of 2016

August 25, 2016

Both cases were confirmed in unvaccinated horses from Uintah County.... Read More

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Tennessee Piroplasmosis: 19 Horses Now Confirmed Positive

August 24, 2016

All the positive cases are connected to two locations in Rutherford County and Bedford County. ... Read More

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New York Horse Owners Urged to Minimize West Nile Virus Risk

August 23, 2016

There has been one confirmed equine WNV case in the state so far this year.... Read More

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Fats: Not Just a Fad

August 22, 2016

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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New Jersey, South Carolina Confirm New Equine EEE Cases

August 22, 2016

This is New Jersey's first case of 2016. Two new cases bring South Carolina's total to 14 for the year.... Read More

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Oklahoma Quarter Horse Contracts Rabies

August 22, 2016

The 4-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Caddo County was not current on vaccinations and died. ... Read More

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New Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in California, Minnesota

August 22, 2016

California has confirmed eight and Minnesota has reported seven WNV cases in horses thus far in 2016.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Washington

August 22, 2016

The 18-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Newport was euthanized at Washington State University.... Read More

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New Test to Detect Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Water

August 21, 2016

Blue-green algae can produce toxins that cause health problems and even death in animals, including horses.... Read More

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Can Alpha-Fetoprotein Help Diagnose Neonatal Disease?

August 21, 2016

Researchers found that AFP could be a useful biomarker to help assess neonatal health soon after birth.... Read More

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Treating Biofilms and Latent Infections in Mares

August 20, 2016

Suspect a biofilm or latent infection if bacterial endometritis is treated appropriately, but the infection persists.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Kicks Off Contest for Sun-Sensitive Horses

August 19, 2016

Is your horse sun-sensitive? Submit his story and photo for a chance to win a prize pack! ... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Two Idaho Horses

August 19, 2016

The two unvaccinated horses from Boundary County died as a result of the disease. ... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Fifth, Sixth Cases of Equine EEE for 2016

August 19, 2016

Both horses were from Suffolk and were euthanized. Neither had up-to-date vaccinations.... Read More

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What Does AMH Say About Your Stallion or Mare?

August 19, 2016

Anti-Mullerian hormone is a reliable marker for cryptorchidism, granulosa-cell tumors, and, possibly, mare fertility.... Read More

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West Nile Confirmed in Two Nevada Horses

August 18, 2016

A horse in Churchill County and another in Clark County have tested positive for West Nile virus.... Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

August 17, 2016

The 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Muskogee County was euthanized. Her vaccination history is unknown.... Read More

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BIVI Seeking Proposals for Equine Research Awards

August 17, 2016

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica will give $75,000 in five individual $15,000 awards to fund selected studies.... Read More

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Poll Recap: West Nile Virus Protection

August 16, 2016

Of the 832 respondents, 713 (86%) said their horses are up-to-date on their West Nile virus vaccines. ... Read More

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Texas Confirms Six New Equine West Nile Cases

August 16, 2016

The laboratory also confirmed one case of Eastern equine encephalitis in a horse residing in Orange County.... Read More

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Researchers Study Plant-Based Treatment for Equine Melanoma

August 16, 2016

Betulinic acid could become a safe and effective treatment for melanoma in horses, researchers said.... Read More

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Louisiana Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

August 15, 2016

So far in 2016, five Louisiana horses have died as a result of Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis Detected in 17 Tennessee Horses

August 15, 2016

The 17 racing Quarter Horses are all connected to the same location in Rutherford County.... Read More