Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Potomac Horse Fever Detected in Maryland

July 29, 2016

Potomac horse fever was confirmed in two Frederick County horses, one of which died from the disease.... Read More

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New Lawsuit Alleges Horse Feed was Tainted

July 29, 2016

Two horse owners allege that feed manufacturer ADM knowingly sold and distributed horse-feed tainted with monensin.... Read More

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UK Researcher Develops New Tall Fescue Variety

July 29, 2016

Tim Phillips, PhD, developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals, including horses.... Read More

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Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 28, 2016

Squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancerous tumors of the equine eye. ... Read More

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South Carolina Reports Two New Equine EEE Cases

July 28, 2016

Neither horse had been vaccinated according to label instructions and neither survived.... Read More

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Nebraska Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2016

July 27, 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 3-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Garden County, has been euthanized.... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

July 27, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More

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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

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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 But this outdated belief might be hurting your horse....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

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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

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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

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California Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 21, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 19, 2016

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

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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

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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

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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

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Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

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

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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

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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

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

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