Immune System

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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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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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Vitamin C: Does it Help Horses With Inflammation?

August 15, 2016

A horse owner wonders if a vitamin C supplement will help her horse with swollen legs.... Read More

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A Look at Serum-Based Proteins for Horses

July 20, 2016

Researchers are evaluating the impact of these proteins in combating performance-induced physiologic stress in horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Melissa Siard

April 23, 2016

Siard is studying inflamm-aging in senior horses, polyphenols as anti-inflammatory treatments, and more.... Read More

WCVM student Jacqueline Harrison learning how to bleed a horse with the help of her summer project supervisor Dr. Stacy Anderson.

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Temperature and Equine Inflammation: Is There a Link?

March 25, 2016

A vet student shares her experience studying equine neutrophil function at various incubation temperatures.... Read More

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Researchers Break Down Horses' IBH Reactions

March 11, 2016

Some horses respond to insect bites with inflammation and itching; others react with cellular-level defense mechanisms.... Read More

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Understanding the Equine Immune System

December 16, 2015

This important protective system is extremely complex. Here's a rundown of how your horse's immune responses function.... Read More

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Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

September 08, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse's immune system is best primed for battle. ... Read More

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Does Season Impact Old Horses' Immune Function?

May 19, 2015

Senior horses' inflammation levels increased in the spring, while lymphocyte proliferation increased in the fall.... Read More

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Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More

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Infographic: Understanding Endotoxemia

October 31, 2014

Endotoxemia is a serious condition with a range of causes, including retained placentas, colic, and skin infections.... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness.... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Allergies

May 15, 2014

Learn more about allergic reactions in horses with this step-by-step visual guide. ... Read More

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More

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Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

January 27, 2014

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system.... Read More

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Equine Multisystemic Eosinophilic Epitheliotrophic Disease

January 13, 2014

This rare, chronic wasting disease is characterized by development of granulomas in numerous organs. ... Read More

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Equine Immunodeficiencies Reviewed

August 05, 2013

Equine mmunodeficiencies can be challenging to diagnose, and even more difficult--or impossible--to manage.... Read More

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Study Examines Pregnancy Loss, 'Treg' Cell Relationship

June 19, 2013

Study results show a reduction in a certain immune system cell could aid in diagnosing early pregnancy loss.... Read More

This image shows the species distribution from a single equine fecal sample; the large number of microflora illustrates the complexity of a horse's microbiome.

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Microbiomes: It's All About Balance

January 23, 2013

Veterinarians are starting to understand the complexity and diversity of equine microbiome.... Read More

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Feeding for Immunity

December 03, 2012

Craft your horse's diet to help ward off infection and illness... Read More

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Clay Named Chair of Gluck Equine Research Foundation

November 14, 2012

Case Clay of Thee Chimneys Farm was named to the position in October.... Read More

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The Older Horse: An Immunological Perspective

April 07, 2012

An understanding of how the biology of aging affects the older horse has become increasingly important.... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”

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UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More