Equine Disease Quarterly

Equine Disease Quarterly is a quarterly equine disease research newsletter published by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, and funded by underwriters at Lloyd's of London, brokers, and their agents.

Articles by Quarterly Equine Disease

Global Horse Transportation Issues

Long-distance travel has potential complications for horses including colic, injury, and shipping fever. Read More

Hospital-Acquired Infections in Horses

Infections can be reduced by recognizing the risk and having appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene protocols. Read More

Re-emergent Equine Diseases

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

Equine Urinary Disease

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

International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

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

Kentucky Equine Market Continues to Show Improvement

Horses have been one of the signature sectors of Kentucky's agricultural economy for many years. Read More

Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. Read More

Heaves, COPD, RAO, or Simply Equine Asthma?

What's the difference between heaves, COPD, RAO, and equine asthma? Dr. Laurent Couetil explains. Read More

Interpreting Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays

Learn about polymerase chain reaction assays, how they work, and how veterinarians interpret their results. Read More

Diagnostic Sample Submission Guidelines

A laboratory test is only as good as the sample submitted. Find out how veterinarians submit samples. Read More

Equine Genetics: Looking to the Future

One researcher explains why he believes a central repository is needed for equine gene expression information. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more. Read More

Where are we Headed with Wobbler Syndrome?

Despite all that is known, important questions still remain about wobbler syndrome. Read More

Don't Ignore Exotic Diseases

One veterinarian shares her thoughts on what West Nile virus can teach us about exotic equine diseases. Read More

Equine Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Reviewed

In horses, leishmaniasis presents as nodules on the head, pinnae, scrotum, legs, and neck. Read More

What is Equine Pythiosis?

Learn about pythiosis, a disease characterized by ulcerative, granulomatous lesions on and beneath horses' skin. Read More

Current Thoughts on the Significance of Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are harmful compounds that some molds and fungi produce in grains and forages when moisture levels permit. Read More

State-of-the-Art Imaging Techniques Reviewed

Learn how computed tomography (CT), MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy can help vets diagnose issues within horses' bodies. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2014

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, strangles, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more. Read More

Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

Get tips on how you and your horse can avoid contracting a tick-borne disease. Read More

Equine Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

Learn how horses contract Lyme disease, what clinical signs to watch for, how to treat it, and more. Read More

Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals. Read More

Commentary: Mentoring the Horse Industry's Next Generation

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on how we can mentor the horsemen and veterinarians of the future. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, equine herpesvirus, influenza, equine infectious anemia, and more. Read More

The Thoroughbred Racehorse Foot

The Thoroughbred hoof's thin walls and sole make it susceptible to trauma and capsule distortion. Read More