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Equine Rhinitis Virus

July 23, 2014

Leading rhinitis researchers share the latest developments regarding this respiratory-disease-causing virus.... Read More

Avoiding nose-to-nose contact with horses from other farms can help prevent the spread of infectious respiratory diseases like equine herpesvirus and equine influenza.

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Protecting your Horse from Respiratory Disease

June 30, 2014

Here are five quick tips to help keep respiratory diseases out of your herd.... Read More

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Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

June 30, 2014

Researchers say mild but persistent respiratory signs can indicate an increased risk of developing heaves.... Read More

All horses, regardless of intended use, should receive a thorough veterinary prepurchase exam.

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Prepurchase Exams: A Health Care Must

June 29, 2014

Investing in an equine prepurchase exam can save horse owners heartache and money.... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Heaves

June 16, 2014

Heaves appears to have a genetic basis, but one that varies between horses, Swiss researchers say.... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

June 10, 2014

Senior horses diagnosed with heaves face more obstacles than their younger counterparts. ... Read More

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Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

June 10, 2014

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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CSU Veterinary Alum Hopes for Triple Crown Win by a Nose

June 03, 2014

Ed Blach, DVM, MS, MBA, co-invented the nasal strip California Chrome will wear in the Belmont Stakes.... Read More

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Researchers Study Bleeding in Australian Racehorses

June 03, 2014

Researchers found that epistaxis occurred in approximately 0.2% of their study population.... Read More

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10 Recurrent Airway Obstruction Resources on TheHorse.com

May 29, 2014

We've scoured our archives and compiled 10 RAO (or heaves) resources available for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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California Chrome Will Wear Nasal Strip in Belmont Stakes

May 19, 2014

California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip in the June 7 Belmont Stakes.... Read More

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Infographic: Respiratory Health

March 31, 2014

Learn more about equine respiratory-related health conditions with this easy-to-follow visual guide.... Read More

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Horse Health Concerns: Equine Rhinitis Virus and Coronavirus

February 14, 2014

Veterinarians and horse owners should remain vigilant for these two relatively new horse health challenges.... Read More

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Infographic: How Ammonia Impacts Your Horse

February 14, 2014

Have you walked into a barn and smelled a pungent, burning odor? That's ammonia, and it's hurting your horse.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

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

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Researchers Review Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis

November 04, 2013

While EMPF is considered a rare disease, researchers found that it appears to be related to a very common one.... Read More

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Researchers Develop Equine Field Ventilation System

September 29, 2013

Anesthesiologists have developed a simple and inexpensive device for equine ventilation in a field emergency.... Read More

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Streptococcus zooepidemicus: Only an Opportunist?

July 14, 2013

S. zooepidemicus is frequently isolated in the respiratory tract of weanling and yearling horses. ... Read More

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WCVM Seeking Healthy Horses for Respiratory Study

June 16, 2013

Researchers are seeking healthy, client-owned horses to take part in research on equine respiratory disease. ... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Winterizing Horses

November 01, 2012

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.... Read More

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EIPH and Furosemide Use in Racehorses Explained

October 04, 2012

One researcher discusses EIPH, furosemide use in racehorses, and related scientific research. ... Read More

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The Science Behind Equine Nasal Strips

June 28, 2012

While some studies support the use of equine nasal strips, others have yielded less promising results.... Read More

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Artificial Head, Neck Positions Effects on Horses' Breathing

June 21, 2012

Dutch scientists determined that all non-natural head and neck positions affect horses' breathing.... Read More