Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

Damage caused by an ill-fitting saddle pad.

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Skin Issues That Affect Saddle Fit

May 27, 2015

Some sores, injuries, and infections can make saddling a painful process for your horse. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

May 26, 2015

Of the 673 respondents, 201 (30%) said they are most concerned about red maple trees.... Read More

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Ensure Horses are Vaccinated Against EEE, WNV, and Rabies

May 26, 2015

Timely vaccination has been shown to decrease disease incidence drastically.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in California, Virginia

May 26, 2015

The California horse is recovering, while the Virginia horse was euthanized.... Read More

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VS Confirmed in Reeves County, Texas, Horses

May 26, 2015

Earlier this month three horses in Pecos County, Texas, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS), as well.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More

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Researchers Find New Method for Monitoring Horses' Body Fat

May 25, 2015

The new body condition index is designed to enhance the value of traditional body condition scoring.... Read More

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Cresty Neck Prevalence, Risk Factors Evaluated

May 25, 2015

Risk factors identified include height, a previous history of laminitis, breed, herd size, and more.... Read More

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Kentucky Urges Owners, Event Organizers to Be Aware of EHV-1

May 24, 2015

Officials urged horsemen and organizers to take precautions due to the EHV-1 cases diagnosed across the country.... Read More

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The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

May 24, 2015

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses.... Read More

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Lecture on Treating Cancer in Horses Scheduled

May 20, 2015

Laura Johnstone, BVSc, MVSc, Dipl. ACVIM, will discuss treating cancer in horses on June 2.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Pecos County, Texas, Horses

May 20, 2015

The three horses reside at a single farm in Pecos County, located approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton.... Read More

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Protect Yourself and Your Animals From Rabies

May 20, 2015

Vaccination can help reduce horses' risk of developing rabies if bitten by an infected animal.... Read More

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Forest County, Pennsylvania, Farm Quarantined for EHV-1

May 18, 2015

Another farm in Clarion County is also quarantined after a horse there showed signs of disease.... Read More

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Kane County, Utah, VS Quarantines Lifted

May 18, 2015

Officials said all fourteen equids placed under quarantine were released as of May 14.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

May 15, 2015

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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No New EHV-1 Cases Reported in Oregon This Week

May 15, 2015

In the previous two weeks, nine horses developed fever and/or neurologic signs after being exposed to EHV-1. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Identified in Illinois

May 14, 2015

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says two horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Iowa

May 13, 2015

A horse stable in Madison County has reported several confirmed cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Researchers Working to Develop New Strangles Vaccines

May 12, 2015

Researchers tested whether a novel S. equi vaccine could better prime a vaccinated horse's immune response.... Read More

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What's the Difference Between Gastrogard and Ulcergard?

May 11, 2015

One is prescribed by your veterinarian, the other is available over-the-counter. Find out more in our Q&A.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Low-Dose Diclazuril

May 10, 2015

Scientists from UC Davis studied low-dose diclazuril administration in foals and adult horses with positive results.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Drug Safe for Use in Pregnant Mares

May 09, 2015

Misoprostol, which can cause abortion in humans, is used to prevent or treat right dorsal colitis in horses.... Read More

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CHRB Denies Horses from Turf Paradise Due to VS Concerns

May 08, 2015

The California Department of Food and Agriculture determined that a Turf Paradise horse had vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More