Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.
According to a Nov. 5 statement released by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, none of the horses that tested positive for piroplasmosis during a recent investigation remain on Florida properties. Six quarantines remain Read More
According to a statement from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Office, the USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, today confirmed a diagnosis of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) in a Paint filly in Gallatin County. Read More
When she put her stethoscope to his chest and heard what sounded like jungle drums thumping inside, she knew something wasn't right. There was no cardiac murmur, jugular venous distension, or dependent edema. What was going on? And what would happen Read More
Veterinarians in Oregon are reporting a surge in cases of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (also known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper), a bacterial disease that can linger in a horse for months. Jessica Evans, DVM, of Bend Equine Read More
A fourth horse in Kentucky has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). According to a notification released by the state veterinarian's office, the 7-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse had been partially vaccinated against the disease. It had Read More
A third horse in Kentucky has been confirmed positive for West Nile virus. Two other cases have been reported thus far this year, with the second reported just hours before the third. The cases all occurred within different counties.
Florida agriculture officials are releasing additional farms from equine piroplasmosis quarantine. There are currently 13 premises under state quarantine. One farm still has positive horses on the premises.
A week and a half after Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, Texas, horse rescue groups working the scene are scaling back their involvement as horse owners return to reclaim their animals and start the long rebuilding process.
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society, which has rescue horses stationed in foster homes throughout Texas and Arkansas, could use some help cleaning up after Hurricane Ike. While the group moved its foster and adopted horses well out of harm's way, Read More
Seven of the premises quarantined by Florida officials due to exposure to equine piroplasmosis have been released. Eighteen premises are still under quarantine. Positive horses are currently located at three of these properties, according to a Read More
The Olympic horses and riders might have left the equestrian venue last month, but the lights at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Sha Tin facility are only now beginning to dim, as the Paralympic Games came to a close only a couple weeks ago.
A clone of champion show jumper Gem Twist is the newest addition to the stable of horses cloned by Cryozootech, a French company that banks equine genetic material. The company announced the clone's birth Sept. 15.