Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Researchers Test Strangles Treatment

December 03, 2016

How do cheesecake, gelatin, and penicillin relate to a treatment for strangles? Dr. Anna Kendall explains.... Read More

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Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

November 28, 2016

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more.... Read More

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When Corneal Ulcers Get Complicated

November 28, 2016

A seemingly minor ulcer can lead to the loss of vision or the eye itself if complications arise. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Gluck Center Doctoral Candidate Wins 3MT Competition

November 27, 2016

Carleigh Fedorka presented on biologic therapeutics as a treatment for endometritis in broodmares.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashton Miller

November 25, 2016

Miller is studying the immune system of geriatric horses, particularly those with PPID, or equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

November 25, 2016

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Dallisgrass Makes a Rare Impact on Kentucky Horse Operation

November 24, 2016

Scientists believe a batch of hay containing dallisgrass caused neurologic problems in horses residing in Bell County.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Neurologic or Lame?

November 23, 2016

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM, and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Oklahoma Reports Two More Equine WNV Cases

November 23, 2016

Fourteen Oklahoma horses have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this year.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park Released From EHV-1 Quarantine

November 22, 2016

All horses in the high-risk barns tested negative and no additional cases were detected during the 14-day quarantine.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fall Vaccine Boosters

November 22, 2016

Of the 412 respondents, 193 (47%) said their horses received boosters for equine herpesvirus and influenza this fall.... Read More

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Improving the Standard Tieback Technique

November 22, 2016

Surgeons have honed a new approach to correct airway collapse in horses. ... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

November 21, 2016

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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Is My Neurologic Horse Safe to Ride?

November 21, 2016

The decision, one veterinarian says, involves balancing rider and safety, liability concerns, and animal welfare.... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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10 Skin Tumor Resources on TheHorse.com

November 17, 2016

While some lumps and bumps are typically of little consequence, others can pose serious problems. Learn more.... Read More

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California EHV: No New Cases on Nov. 15

November 16, 2016

Twelve horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center remain in quarantine. ... Read More

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New Equine EEE Case Confirmed in Marion County, Florida

November 15, 2016

The 15-year-old Paint mare was vaccinated in years prior but had not been vaccinated recently. She is recovering.... Read More

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WNV Equine Case Confirmed in Kentucky

November 14, 2016

The Powell County horse is Kentucky's seventh equine WNV case in 2016. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Colic

November 14, 2016

With cold weather comes complicating factors that could increase horses' colic risk. ... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Research Sheds New Light on Equine Grass Sickness

November 13, 2016

Several new studies were published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal this month.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Arabian Mare Recovering from West Nile Virus in California

November 11, 2016

Only one of 21 California horses diagnosed with WNV in 2016 had a know vaccine histories. Seven of the horses have died.... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Behind PSSM1

November 11, 2016

This could allow improved treatments and management for the disorder, as well as improved welfare for affected horses.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More