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

Additional Leptospiral-induced Abortions Reported in Kentucky

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The last report of equine leptospiral-induced abortions was in the April 2004 issue of Read More

Tracking Rabies in Kentucky

While skunk is the predominant rabies variant in Kentucky, the raccoon variant responsible for the Mid-Atlantic states' rabies epizootic is present in adjoining West Virginia and Tennessee. Read More

International Disease Report First Quarter 2007

Contagious Equine Metritis was confirmed in one non-Thoroughbred stallion (Franches-Montagne) at the National Stud in Switzerland. Continuing the 2006 last quarter report concerning isolation of Taylorella equigenitalis from imported Lipizzaner Read More

New Madrid Fault: Earthquakes in Kentucky

An earthquake at the New Madrid Fault along the central Mississippi River Valley would devastate horse farms. Read More

International Disease Report Fourth Quarter 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported th Read More

Demystifying Neurologic Herpes

Our attention has recently been captured by reports of numerous outbreaks of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) neurologic disease at racetracks, show venues, clinics, and boarding stables across the country. Questions about the neuropathogenic Read More

Rabies in the United States and Puerto Rico, 2005

The 47 cases in horses and mules had increased from 43 in 2004 and included one case in Puerto Rico. Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico had cases of animal rabies. Read More

Current Treatments for Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is one of the most common treatable neurological diseases of American horses and is caused by the apicomplexan protozoan Sarcocystis neurona. This protozoan penetrates the central nervous system, Read More

Interpreting Diagnostic Serology

Diagnostics based on serological analysis have long been a complex task for veterinarians and diagnosticians alike. Serologic testing is frequently chosen, owing to the ease of blood sample collection and handling when compared to the alternativ Read More

International Disease Report Third Quarter 2006

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England and other sources reported the Read More

Equine Neurologic Pathology

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

Horses are afflicted with a number of central nervous system diseases. Diagnosis of these Read More

International Disease Report Second Quarter 2006

The International Collating Center, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks:

Contagious equine metritis (CEM) was confirmed among mares and stallions on several non-Thoroughbred breeding premises in Read More

EVA Outbreak in New Mexico Wrapup

An equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak occurred on a Quarter Horse breeding farm in New Mexico in June. Read More

Proliferative Enteropathy in Horses

Lawsonia intracellularis, a well-known pathogen of swine and hamsters, is now frequently recognized within the equine species. It is an obligate, intracellular, curved, gram-negative bacterium that resides freely within the apical Read More

Development of Laminitis -- Possible Role of Adipose Tissue

Laminitis is associated with obesity as well as sepsis and post-operative conditions in horses where levels of inflammation are elevated. The precise mechanisms that lead to laminitis are unknown; however, several studies document the involvement of Read More

Decreasing Risk--Utilizing Industry-Based Standards of Care

Adverse animal health events do not occur randomly. Usually, there are identifiable causal--and possibly preventable--factors that can influence the development of disease. Depending upon whether the risk factors are already known or identified Read More

Commentary on Equine Herpesvirus

The recent outbreaks of paralytic equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1) infection at racetracks and training centers in Kentucky, Maryland, and Pennsylvania have illustrated the benefits of combining the old with the new. The old is the regular, Read More

Worldwide Disease Outbreaks

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, England, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks during the fourth quarter 2005.

Cases of abortion caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) were reported from New South Read More

Breed the Best to the Best

Genomics is a buzz word, even among scientists. The term genomics includes the entire complement of chromosomes, genes, and DNA sequences that make up humans and animals. Technological advances during the last 15 years have led to the entire Read More

New Insights into Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Neurological Disease

This is an excerpt from Equine Disease Quarterly, funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents.

Rabies in Kentucky--2003 and 2004

In 2003, The Kentucky Department for Public Health Division of Laboratory Services and the Breathitt Veterinary Center received 1,217 animal specimens from Kentucky counties for rabies testing. There were 52 (4.3%) samples unsuitable for testing Read More

West Nile Virus Update for 2004

West Nile virus has continued its inexorable spread westward across the United States and its presence is now confirmed in all states except Alaska and Hawaii. As of October 27, the USDA reported a total of 1192 equine cases throughout the Unite Read More

Endometrial Biopsy

It is well established that mares decline in fertility with advancing age; even mares within the window of optimal reproduction sometime suffer from reduced fertility. An important contributor to these problems is endometrial disease. Considerin Read More

Equine Disease: Second Quarter 2004

The International Collating Centre, Newmarket, and other sources reported the following disease outbreaks in the second quarter of 2004:

Abortions caused by equine herpes virus (EHV-1) among vaccinated mares were diagnosed on a Read More

Equine Jet Lag

The consequences of jet lag for the equine athlete have become more relevant in recent times due to increased travel of performance horses across multiple time zones for international competition. The effects of jet lag are significantly more detrime Read More