Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

Tender is one of the first patients to benefit from an eye removal procedure designed to minimize surgical stress and complications.

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Mississippi State Vets Devise Standing Eye Removal Technique

July 07, 2015

The procedure is designed to minimize surgical stress and complications associated with enucleations. ... Read More

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Laser Surgery for Equine Sarcoid Removal Evaluated

July 07, 2015

Laser resection resulted in reduced postoperative complications and a positive prognosis, researchers determined.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Roll after Baths?

July 03, 2015

An equine behavior expert considers the reasons why horses might roll after baths.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Two Colorado Counties

July 02, 2015

Horses in Montrose and Delta counties tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS) on July 2.... Read More

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California EHV-1 Quarantines Released

July 02, 2015

Animal health officials released the quarantines in San Joaquin and Riverside counties on June 30.... Read More

Note the difference between the MRI image showing a normal spinal cord on the left and the one showing cord compression on the right.

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Wobbler Syndrome: What We Know and Where We're Headed

July 01, 2015

Find out what you need to know about this devastating neurologic disease and what research developments are underway.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

July 01, 2015

Researchers hope to design strategies to prevent equine collapse and sudden death the information they collect.... Read More

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Horse Owners Should Take Precautions Against EEE, WNV

July 01, 2015

Vaccinating, eliminating standing water, and stalling horses can reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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NCSU Veterinarians Treat Corolla Foal

June 29, 2015

A wild foal found weak and underweight is recovering from several health problems with a veterinary team's help.... Read More

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Adult Horses Get Pneumonia, Too

June 29, 2015

This inflammation of the lungs most commonly affects foals, but that doesn't mean your mature horse isn't at risk... Read More

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Horse Owners: There's Still Time to Take Action Against WNV

June 26, 2015

Vaccination and good horse and pest management can help protect horses from WNV during peak mosquito season.... Read More

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What is a Neck Threadworm, and Can it Hurt My Horse?

June 26, 2015

An equine parasitologist answers a horse owner question about these mysterious worms.... Read More

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Riverside County, California, Equids Test Negative for EHV-1

June 24, 2015

Meanwhile, no additional equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases have been reported in San Joaquin County.... Read More

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New South Wales Confirms First Equine Hendra Case of 2015

June 24, 2015

Officials said an unvaccinated 19-year-old gelding died after showing clinical signs of infection for two to three days.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Reported in Oregon

June 23, 2015

Three horses that were at the Far West Championship Horse Show tested positive and more are showing clinical signs.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in Two California Counties

June 22, 2015

Equids residing in Riverside and San Joaquin counties have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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No New EHV-1 Cases Reported in Oregon Since June 1

June 19, 2015

The last reported positive, a 14-year old Quarter Horse, was released from the hospital and is quarantined at his home.... Read More

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Prevalence of, Risk Factors for Ulcers in Jumpers Examined

June 19, 2015

Researchers found that 34% of jumping horses examined had both squamous and glandular ulcers.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Hyperlipemia

June 17, 2015

With hyperlipemia, the body thinks it is starving and releases large quantities of stored fats into the bloodstream.... Read More

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Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

June 17, 2015

Infertile mare? Deceased stallion? No problem! Equine reproduction is now high-tech enough to overcome these hurdles.... Read More

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How to Protect Horses From Lyme Disease

June 17, 2015

Some ticks can carry and transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease to horses. Here's what you should remember.... Read More

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Poll Recap: It's Hot Outside!

June 16, 2015

More than half of the 1,474 respondents (761) said they do not ride their horses when it is warmer than 90 degrees.... Read More