Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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All Texas Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

July 27, 2015

The final premises released was in Ward County, approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton. ... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Working Equids: The Impact of Infectious Disease

July 26, 2015

Despite the enormous positive impact of these horses and donkeys, their health isn't always a top priority for owners.... Read More

Carleigh Fedorka

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

July 25, 2015

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More

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First Colorado Horse of 2015 Infected with WNV

July 24, 2015

Officials say a horse in Boulder County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Additional WNV, EEE Cases Reported in Texas Horses

July 24, 2015

Officials say WNV was confirmed in a south Texas horse while the EEE cases were found in the eastern part of the state.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

July 24, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

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Queensland Reports First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

July 24, 2015

Testing confirmed that a horse residing in the Atherton Tablelands died from the virus earlier this week.... Read More

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Are Horses Vaccinated Against Influenza Still Susceptible?

July 24, 2015

Researchers found that of 239 horses that tested positive for equine influenza virus, 84 had been vaccinated.... Read More

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

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Economic Impacts of Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreaks

July 24, 2015

The economic impacts of 2014 vesicular stomatitis outbreak were felt within the equine industry at multiple levels. ... Read More

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Colorado VS: Six Counties Now Affected

July 23, 2015

Facilities in Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Montezuma, and Montrose counties are under quarantine.... Read More

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Watch for Potomac Horse Fever

July 23, 2015

Staff at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has seen a recent trend in positive results for Potomac horse fever. ... Read More

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Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 23, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2015

July 21, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Kennewick is recovering.... Read More

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

July 21, 2015

There's still time to take steps to protect your horse from these two potentially deadly mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

July 21, 2015

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More

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What Horse Owners Need to Know About EPM

July 17, 2015

This neurologic condition can prove deadly for some horses, but others recover with treatment. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More

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South Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 16, 2015

An unvaccinated horse from Barnwell County died after contracting the mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Four Counties Now Affected

July 16, 2015

As of July 15, 19 premises in four counties are quarantined after horses, mules, and one cattle herd tested positive.... Read More

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North Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 15, 2015

An 8-year-old Quarter Horse from Cumberland County died despite veterinary treatment.... Read More

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CSU Labs Authorized to Test for VS

July 15, 2015

The change is expected to provide a more timely response on local tests; previously samples were sent to an Iowa lab.... Read More