Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: World Equestrian Games Horse Care Recording Now Available

September 18, 2010

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on World Equestrian Games Horse Care, held on Sept. 8, is now available for listening on demand. Scores of questions on transportation of World Equestrian Games equine athletes, nutrition, pain management, and ... Read More


WEG: Safeguards for International Shipment of Horses

August 28, 2010

Planning a trip abroad? Grab your passport, buy a ticket, and pack your bags. Whoa--not if you are a horse. Whenever a horse crosses an international border, the country the horse is traveling to require proof that animals will not threaten the heal... Read More


Boarding Barn Health

June 01, 2010

Moving your horse into a boarding barn is a lot like sending your child to school for the first time. Just as you would in choosing a school for your kids, you want to do your research, asking all pertinent questions.... Read More


Base Horse Import Regulations on Actual Risk, Says FEI President

May 26, 2010

HRH Princess Haya, president of the Federacion Equestre Internationale (FEI), has called for a more rational risk-based approach to international trade requirements for the transportation of competition horses.

Speaking... Read More


India Relaxes Horse Import Restrictions

May 26, 2010

American breeders and sales companies now have access to a foreign market that had been off-limits to U.S. horses for the last five years due to import restrictions. The country of India had previously prohibited the import of horses... Read More


Hendra Case Confirmed in Queensland

May 21, 2010

One case of Hendra virus has been confirmed, while an exposed horse has tested negative for the disease in Queensland, Australia. Biosecurity Queensland confirmed the case May 20 and on May 21 reported initial negative tests for the second hors... Read More


Two Horses Die of Unknown Disease in Bahrain

April 16, 2010

An as-yet unidentified illness has killed two horses and sickened 10 others in Bahrain, reports the Gulf Daily News. Authorities began investigating the situation April 15, and blood tests have been sent to a specialized laboratory in th... Read More



March 17, 2010

Coverage of equine neurology topics at the 2010 American Association for Equine Practitioners Convention.... Read More


Equine Flu Transmission Examined in Report

January 08, 2010

Public health authorities are looking into how equine influenza spread among 5,000 horses during an outbreak in Australia in 2007. Although the team identified a few possible methods for spreading the virus, including spread by birds and other ... Read More


Calder Update: Quarantine Lifted on One Barn

December 07, 2009

Results of testing for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a horse in one of the quarantined barns at Calder Race Course came back negative the morning of Dec. 5. This allowed for the quarantine on that barn to be lifted and, thus, the activity of ... Read More


Piroplasmosis: Texas Horse Owners Urged to Check Regulations Before Hauling

November 04, 2009

A number of U.S. states and Canada have imposed movement restrictions or additional entry requirements for horses from Texas after equine piroplasmosis, a tick-transmitted blood disease of equine animals, was detected in South Texas in... Read More


Missouri Equine Piroplasmosis Outbreak 'Resolved' in OIE Report

September 16, 2009

A Sept. 15 report on the cases of equine piroplasmosis earlier this year in Missouri and Kansas declares the outbreak resolved. Three positive horses that were removed from... Read More


Hendra Virus Safety Tips for Horse Owners Released

September 11, 2009

The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans. Read More


Heeding Quarantine

September 01, 2009

Quarantine is one of the oldest infectious disease control measures. Formal use of quarantine dates back at least to the 14th century in Italy, where city officials banished people infected or exposed to people with plague ("black... Read More


EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at Pennsylvania Stable

August 31, 2009

A quarantine at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pa., has been lifted after samples collected from all 116 horses there tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, said Agriculture... Read More


Horse Positive for Hendra to be Euthanized

August 24, 2009

Test samples taken from a horse at a Cawarral horse nursery property have come back positive, showing the horse was exposed to Hendra virus. The virus neutralization test utilized is considered the definitive test to determine whether an... Read More


Hendra: Horse Events in Area Clear to Continue, Vet Says

August 21, 2009

The horse community is being encouraged to continue with planned events as authorities continue to respond to the Hendra virus incident at Cawarral, near Rockhampton. Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in late July and early... Read More


Vet Hospitalized with Hendra Virus

August 20, 2009

A veterinarian exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus has tested positive for the disease and is hospitalized in an induced coma, said the Australian Horse Industry Council.

Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in... Read More


Spike in Pigeon Fever Cases Reported in Colorado

August 17, 2009

Equine owners should be extra vigilant for signs of pigeon fever in their horses, according to Colorado State University... Read More


EHV-1 Quarantine at Pennsylvania Stable

July 29, 2009

Horses at Rolling Hills Ranch stable in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, Pa., have been quarantined after at least three horses tested positive for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1, or EHV-1, Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff said... Read More


Third Piroplasmosis Horse Reported Missing

July 27, 2009

A third horse that tested positive for equine piroplasmosis was illegally removed from quarantine in June, stated a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE) by John Clifford,... Read More


Ireland's EIA Experience: What Did We Learn?

July 18, 2009

In 2006, Ireland was rocked by an outbreak of equine infectious anemia (EIA) that was rapidly contained by veterinarians and the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (read... Read More


Australia Quarantine Respiratory Disease Not Horse Flu, Vet Says

July 17, 2009

A number of imported horses at Australia's Eastern Creek Quarantine Station are showing signs of equine herpesvirus type-4 (EHV-4), reported Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer, Andy Carroll, BVSc (hons), MSc, Phd, Cert QA Aud.

EHV-4, a... Read More


Simple Steps to Reduce Infectious Horse Disease Risk

July 15, 2009

Infectious diseases are a constant risk to the health and welfare of horses. Along with vaccination, preventive management techniques are critical to disease prevention.

Horse owners should: