Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Macarena Sanz

April 25, 2015

Sanz's research has focused on Rhodococcus equi, a microorganism that causes pneumonia in young foals. ... Read More

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Input Sought on Proposed Canadian EIA Management Strategy

April 23, 2015

Comments are requested on a proposed approach for controlling equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada.... Read More

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Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Second Maryland Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 22, 2015

Two Maryland premises are now quarantined after horses residing at the facilities tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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Does Your Equine Ulcer Treatment Product Add Up?

April 22, 2015

Studies indicate that some ulcer products contain a wide range of omperazole, from as little as 27% to as much as 126%.... Read More

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

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Fever Leading to Gastric Ulcers in a Young Horse

April 20, 2015

A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick and with ulcers. Will they return when she goes back into training?... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: No New Cases Since April 3

April 20, 2015

Seven Michigan premises remain under quarantine for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Murray Valley Encephalitis in Horses: What We Know

April 19, 2015

Learn about this uncommon, but often deadly, virus and its impact on infected horses in Australia.... Read More

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AAEP Announces Continuing Education Opportunities for Vets

April 17, 2015

Topics will include lower-limb lameness, ophthalmology, ambulatory practice, and poor performance.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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Montgomery County, Maryland, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 15, 2015

A horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) and is being treated by a private veterinarian.... Read More

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Canada Lifts VS-Related Equine Import Restrictions

April 15, 2015

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted all vesicular stomatitis (VS) import restrictions for U.S. horses.... Read More

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Stop Sale Placed on Pigeon Fever Vaccine

April 15, 2015

The voluntary stop sale is due to reports of unexpected post-vaccination gastrointestinal issues in some horses.... Read More

Vesicular stomatitis can cause blisters and sores in horses' mouths and on their tongues, muzzles, teats, or hooves.

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The Aftermath of Vesicular Stomatitis

April 14, 2015

The large-scale VS outbreak in 2014 caused extended quarantines and transportation headaches for horse owners.... Read More

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Vaccinate Horses Against West Nile Virus Now

April 14, 2015

Horses require two doses of the West Nile vaccine initially, and then boosters at least annually.... Read More

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Owner-Reported Response to Headshaking Treatments

April 13, 2015

From fly masks and nose nets to antihistamines and supplements, find out which headshaking treatments worked best.... Read More

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Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More

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Re-emergent Equine Diseases

April 11, 2015

Early recognition of emerging and re-emerging diseases is of paramount importance if their impact is to be minimized.... Read More

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Advancements in Equine Lyme Disease Testing

April 11, 2015

Improved diagnostic testing for Lyme disease is leading to more successful treatments. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Equine Urinary Disease

April 10, 2015

Renal (kidney) disease and acute kidney injury with other disease processes can increase morbidity and mortality.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: Fourth Horse Tests Positive

April 08, 2015

A second Saginaw County horse has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Equine Canada, Government Developing Biosecurity Standard

April 07, 2015

The farm-level biosecurity standard is designed to help protect Canada's equine industry from animal diseases.... Read More