Equine Disease Quarterly

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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

International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2011

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and reported the following disease outbreaks. Read More

Commentary: Pay Attention to Regenerative Medicine

James MacLeod, VMD, PhD, shares his views on stem cells and regenerative medicine in equine medicine. Read More

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Have you ever wondered how antimicrobial susceptibility testing works? Erdal Erol, DVM, MSc, PhD, of the Gluck Read More

Biosecurity During Horse Events

Biosecurity among show horses has been front page news lately. Summer months are prime time for organized Read More

Commentary: Disaster Preparedness: The Time is Now

It is time for equine veterinarians, owners, and stakeholders to become effectively engaged in preventing Read More

Distribution Model of the American Dog Tick, EP Vector

Equine piroplasmosis (EP) is a tick-borne disease detected in isolated outbreaks in the United States within Read More

International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2011

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, United Kingdom, and other sources reported the following Read More

Getting a Handle on Glanders

Glanders, caused by Burkholderia mallei, is a highly contagious bacterial disease in equids and is widely Read More

Commentary: Thinking Outside the Box for Equine Disease Diagnostics

With sick animals, people often think negative diagnostic results are "bad" results since the cause of disease is still unknown. However, we would do well to remember Thomas Edison's mindset: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that Read More

Dealing with Ticks

Ticks are not only unsightly, they also can transmit infectious diseases such as ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and piroplasmosis to horses. Severe infestations can cause skin irritations and even anemia (a decrease of healthy red blood cells). Read More

Kentucky's EIA Surveillance and Testing in 2010

During the 2010 calendar year, 95,384 serum samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky with no positive animals being discovered. Of these, 84,111 samples were collected and tested to comply with state regulations governing Read More

International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2010

International reports of contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, equine influenza, strangles, equine piroplasmosis, equine arteritis virus, Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile virus, salmonella, and more. Read More

The Changing Face of Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito-borne virus infections of horses pose a continuous and expanding threat to equine health in the United States. Read More

Search for the Cause of Equine Atypical Myopathy

Equine atypical myopathy (EAM), a seasonal, pasture-associated muscle disorder of unknown etiology (cause), presents a particular challenge to veterinarians. The disease is characterized by a generalized complete degeneration of muscle fibers, which Read More