Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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The Horse's

September 24, 2017

The Horse and Merck have teamed to bring you rabies-related content Sept. 24-30, 2017.... Read More

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Selecting Horse Hay: Separating Fact From Fiction

September 24, 2017

Can you feed hay that's been rained on? Is second-cutting always best? Here we debunk common myths about choosing hay.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Welcomes Dr. Carrie Shaffer

September 22, 2017

Carrie Shaffer, PhD, is an assistant professor of microbiology and will conduct Rhodococcus research.... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

September 20, 2017

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 19, 2017

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.

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Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

September 18, 2017

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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A Beer for Our Horses

September 18, 2017

With Oktoberfest in full swing, we started to wonder: Is the racetrack tradition of giving horses beer a good idea?... Read More

With the feeder on, ponies walked for almost two hours twice daily, traveling an average of 3.7 times more than when they did not use the dynamic feeder.

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Study: Fat Ponies Will Work for Food

September 18, 2017

Researchers found that some ponies are willing to exercise themselves ... as long as there's food involved.... Read More

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Ohio Confirms First Equine WNV Cases of 2017

September 16, 2017

Ohio also confirmed a case of EEE in an Ashtabula County horse on Aug. 24. ... Read More

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North Carolina Owners: Vaccinate Horses Against Rabies

September 16, 2017

Five cases of rabies have been confirmed in North Carolina livestock so far this year.... Read More

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Understanding Rain Rot

September 15, 2017

Practicing good hygiene and reducing environmental risk factors can help keep a horse from getting rain rot.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

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Texas Owners: Vaccinate Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

September 15, 2017

The Texas Animal Health Commission is encouraging owners to vaccinate horses against WNV and EEE.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Counseling Services Have Positive Impact

September 15, 2017

Owners of horses with medical problems reported "good" results following nutritional consultation in 92% cases.... Read More

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Two Additional WNV Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

September 14, 2017

Neither affected horses was vaccinated against West Nile. Both are currently recovering.... Read More

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Equine Skin Issues: Scratching the Surface

September 13, 2017

What's causing the hives, hair loss, and scabs on your horse's body?... Read More

Dr. Bruce Kornreich placed 3-foot long catheter tipped with electrodes into On-Star's right atrium, while a second catheter continued down into the right ventricle and up into the pulmonary artery.

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Cornell Cardiologists Calm Horses' Fluttering Hearts

September 12, 2017

When other atrial fibrillation treatments fail transvenous electrical cardioversion could restore a normal heartbeat.... Read More

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KDA Animal Health to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss EIA

September 12, 2017

The meeting will allow local horse owners to learn more about EIA and the recent cases identified in southwest Kansas.... Read More

Horses at different life stages have a variety of immunization requirements.

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Fall Vaccines for Your Horse

September 12, 2017

Horses might need additional risk-based vaccines in the fall months, depending on location and activities. ... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Sixth Equine WNV Case of 2017

September 11, 2017

The unvaccinated 13-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding from Metcalfe County is reportedly recovering.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

September 08, 2017

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Oklahoma Horse Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Against WNV

September 08, 2017

In years past, Oklahoma averaged approximately 40 equine cases per year of WNV and another mosquito-borne disease, EEE.... Read More

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

September 07, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

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Preventing Pigeon Fever

September 06, 2017

Is my horse at risk of catching pigeon fever from another horse at my trainer's barn? ... Read More