Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

Article

Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

July 26, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old mare from Grandview is showing neurologic signs of disease.... Read More

Commentary

Is It Okay to Ride an Ulcer-Prone Horse After She's Eaten?

July 25, 2016

Old wisdom tells us not to feed horses before exercise. But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse.... Read More

Article

Virginia Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2016

July 25, 2016

The affected horse--a mare from Chesapeake with an unknown vaccination history--died a day after contracting EEE.... Read More

Article

Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More

Article

California Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 21, 2016

The unvaccinated filly from Sacramento County is recovering.... Read More

Article

Florida Confirms New EEE Case in Washington County Horse

July 21, 2016

The adult pony, which had no known vaccine history and no recent travel history, was euthanized July 9.... Read More

Article

15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More

Article

Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 20, 2016

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

Article

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

Article

Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

July 20, 2016

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More

Article

Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

Article

South Carolina Confirms Ninth Equine EEE Case of 2016

July 18, 2016

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Mustang mare residing in Berkley County did not survive.... Read More

Article

Blister Beetle Basics

July 17, 2016

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More

Article

Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 17, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

Article

Florida Confirms Twelfth Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 15, 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 8-year-old mustang mare, was euthanized July 7.... Read More

Article

My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

Article

Additional Equine EEE Cases Confirmed in South Carolina

July 13, 2016

The state veterinarian's office reported three new cases on July 12, bringing the state's 2016 case count to eight.... Read More

Article

Avoid Equine Pistacia Poisoning This Fall

July 13, 2016

If ingested, the leaves and seeds on trees of this genus can cause hemolytic anemia and death in horses.... Read More

Article

Equine West Nile Threat Increases During Mosquito Season

July 13, 2016

Vaccination and proper management techniques can help offer horses protection from disease.... Read More

Article

Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

Article

Virginia Reports Second Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 12, 2016

The affected horse, a Thoroughbred from Suffolk, had been vaccinated and is recovering.... Read More

Article

Equine Skin Issues: Scratching the Surface

July 12, 2016

What's causing the hives, hair loss, and scabs on your horse's body?... Read More

Commentary

Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

July 11, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

Commentary

Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

July 10, 2016

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease.... Read More