Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Colorado VS: Number of Quarantined Premises Dropping

August 28, 2015

As of Aug. 26, 65 locations in 15 counties are under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

August 28, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Creeping Charlie

August 28, 2015

Creeping Charlie, or ground ivy, is toxic, but generally horses must consume large quantities for a reaction to occur.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Second Equine WNV Case of 2015

August 27, 2015

The unvaccinated 7-year-old Fayette County mare is alive and responding favorably to treatment.... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

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Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

August 25, 2015

Smoke can cause serious respiratory problems for horses. Here's how to protect your herd in case of wildfires.... Read More

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Vaccinated Against WNV and EEE or Infected? Vets Can Tell

August 25, 2015

Researchers determined that vaccination does not result in a false positive diagnosis of acute disease.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Second Equine EEE Case of 2015

August 24, 2015

The 3-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse from Chesapeake was recently purchased and her vaccination history is unknown.... Read More

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Does Weight Gain Due to Grazing Cause Insulin Resistance?

August 24, 2015

Changes in Finnhorse mares' body weight and condition and in gene expression did not appear to evoke insulin resistance.... Read More

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Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

August 23, 2015

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates.... Read More

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Prepare for Atypical Myopathy Before Autumn Arrives

August 22, 2015

Now is the time to identify sycamore trees around horse pastures and reduce horses' risk of consuming the toxic seeds.... Read More

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Are Fat Horses More Dominant Than Lean Ones?

August 22, 2015

Researchers found that dominant horses seem to be have higher body condition scores than their less-dominant herdmates.... Read More

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in New Mexico Horse

August 21, 2015

The affected horse from Valencia County is reportedly recovering.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Manage Obesity

August 21, 2015

Obesity is not just a cosmetic issue. It's a health issue. Learn how to modify your horse's diet to help him slim down.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2015

August 20, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare is alive and her condition is reportedly improving.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 91 Premises in 11 Counties Quarantined

August 20, 2015

Officials said this outbreak is not contained to one specific area of the state and urged horse owners to take caution.... Read More

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Wet Weather Leads to Thriving Mosquito Populations

August 20, 2015

Rain can result in an abundance of mosquitoes, which can transmit serious diseases to your horse.... Read More

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West Nile Confirmed in Kittitas County, Washington, Horse

August 19, 2015

The 14-year-old Quarter Horse gelding had not traveled outside the county recently, officials said.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

August 19, 2015

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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Seven Things You Need to Know About Equine Influenza

August 19, 2015

Researchers have been hard at work studying this contagious respiratory disease... Read More

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Study Reveals Equine Influenza Case Numbers on the Rise

August 18, 2015

For the third year in a row, the number of influenza cases in the United States is increasing, a recent study revealed.... Read More

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Study: Mycotoxin Causes Bone Marrow Suppression, Hair Loss

August 18, 2015

Still, the researchers found that spontaneous recovery is possible following trichothecene intoxication in horses.... Read More

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Horse Owners Advised to Vaccinate Against EEE, WNV

August 18, 2015

A Dallas County, Alabama, horse tested positive for EEE, prompting warnings for area horse owners.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

August 17, 2015

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More