Equine Disease Quarterly

Equine Disease Quarterly is a quarterly equine disease research newsletter published by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center, and funded by underwriters at Lloyd's of London, brokers, and their agents.

Articles by Quarterly Equine Disease

Hendra Virus Protection Adopted by Equine Veterinarians

Protective equipment use and disease awareness likely reduced human infections during recent outbreaks. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2012

Diseases reported include contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, and more. Read More

Fluoridated Water and Horses

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses. Read More

Commentary: Take West Nile Risk Seriously

People need to take the WNV risk to themselves and their horses seriously. What are you willing to do? Read More

CEM: An Insidious and Potentially Pervasive Disease

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) gives rise to considerable concern among horse breeders in many countries. Read More

Mobile Blue Light Therapy for Broodmares

Mobile blue-light therapy is as effective at advancing seasonality as indoor barn lighting. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2012

Equine influenza, equine herpesvirus, strangles, contagious equine metritis, and confirmed around the world. Read More

Working to Understand Equine Laminitis

Laminitis is likely the end product of an array of disease processes, one researcher says. Read More

Commentary: Equine Melanoma and the Nature of Malignancy

One veterinarian shares his views on equine melanoma and malignancy. Read More

Pigeon Fever in Horses: A Re-emerging Disease

High environmental temperatures and drought conditions typically precede pigeon fever outbreaks. Read More

Commentary: Past, Present, and Future of Equine Stem Cells

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of stem cells in equine medicine. Read More

Italy Responds to Equine Dourine Outbreak

In May 2011, a stallion undergoing routine testing in Italy for stud purposes tested positive for dourine. Read More

Commentary: Epidemiology for Better Horse Health

Although epidemiology is often viewed in an unfavorable light, it's a big part of every day equine practice. Read More

Using Epidemiology in Equine Practice

Epidemiology is important to equine practitioners for at least three reasons, according to one veterinarian. Read More

The Evolution of Equine Parasite Control

Fecal egg counts are becoming more popular as horse owners learn more about anthelmintic resistance. Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2011

Reported included diseases contagious equine metritis, equine influenza, strangles, and equine herpesvirus. Read More

The Older Horse: An Immunological Perspective

An understanding of how the biology of aging affects the older horse has become increasingly important. Read More

Commentary: Making a Difference with Equine Experience

Make a difference in someone's life by sharing your equine expertise and passion. Read More

Nocardioform Placentitis Affecting Kentucky's 2011 Foal Crop

In 2011 more than 325 confirmed cases were submitted for evaluation--the largest number on record. Read More

International Equine Disease Report Third Quarter 2011

Contagious equine metritis, dourine, influenza, and strangles were among the disease reported. Read More

Understanding Potomac Horse Fever

Potomac horse fever often poses a diagnostic challenge because of its varied clinical presentations. Read More

Hendra Virus: An Unprecedented Australian Outbreak

Australian health authorities are dealing with an unprecedented number and distribution of hendra cases. Read More

Potential Impacts of Regenerative Medicine in Horses

Stem cells for treatment of equine orthopedic injuries has recently received increased attention. Read More

Updating Equine Influenza Vaccines

Antigenic drift necessitates periodic vaccine updates to effectively combat new virus strains. Read More

The State of Lyme Disease

Horses in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, and near the Great Lakes are at risk of Borrelia burgdorferi exposure. Read More