Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Massachusetts Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate

May 24, 2016

Officials advise owners to ensure horses are protected from West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

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Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More

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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

May 23, 2016

Thirty-four equids on the affected Enon Valley premises will be quarantined for at least 60 days.... Read More

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LSU Seeking Horses With Gastric Ulcers for Study

May 23, 2016

Clinicians are evaluating a new investigational drug for treating equine gastric ulcers. ... Read More

The veterinarian will examine the horse’s eyes for superficial lesions on the cornea, anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris), and lens.

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Surgical Technique Effective for Treating Corneal Edema

May 23, 2016

Treated horses had less corneal fluid swelling than before, did not develop any corneal ulcers, and retained vision.... Read More

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Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More

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AVA Welcomes New Annual Hendra Booster Vaccine

May 21, 2016

The Hendra virus vaccine has now been approved to be delivered annually following initial administration.... Read More

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Understanding Your Horse's 'Engine' During Exercise

May 19, 2016

Learn how your horse's cardiovascular and respiratory systems function to power his every stride.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Howard County Horse Farm Lifted

May 19, 2016

Two horses stabled at the Maryland facility tested positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 on.April 19.... Read More

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Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Florida Reports Second Equine EEE Case of 2016

May 16, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old Mustang began showing clinical signs May 6 and was euthanized for humane reasons on May 7.... Read More

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One Florida Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1, Euthanized

May 16, 2016

The index case's home premises in Palm Beach County has been placed under quarantine.... Read More

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Study Identifies Genetic Risk Factors for Equine Abortions

May 15, 2016

This is the first study to identify a potential genetic, rather than environmental, cause for foal loss in mares.... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

May 14, 2016

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horse Diagnosed With EHV, Euthanized

May 14, 2016

Three other horses on the same farm currently have a fever and are being monitored.... Read More

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Getting Back to Work This Spring? Keep Your Horse Sound!

May 13, 2016

Take precautions to reduce your horse's risk of getting hurt while returning to work. ... Read More

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Eye-Drop-Based Treatment Could Replace Surgery

May 13, 2016

A University of Illinois' Veterinary Teaching Hospital researcher is seeking new approaches for treating corneal ulcers.... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 12, 2016

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Erie County, New York

May 12, 2016

The Equine Disease Communication Center reported that three aged mares tested positive for EHV-1 last week.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine at Fonner Park Lifted

May 11, 2016

Three cases of neurologic EHV-1 were confirmed at the Nebraska racetrack in April.... Read More

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Washington Horse Owners Advised to Vaccinate for WNV

May 10, 2016

Thirty-six horses in 10 counties tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in 2015. ... Read More

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Tips for Managing Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses

May 09, 2016

Up to 93% of performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers. Is yours one of them? Here's how to manage the condition.... Read More

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BHS: Be Vigilant This Spring for Sycamore Seedlings

May 06, 2016

Owners are encouraged to watch for sycamore seedlings, which can cause atypical myopathy, in horse pastures.... Read More

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Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More

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Old World Viruses 'New' Cause of Equine Neurologic Disease

May 04, 2016

Sindbis virus and Middelburg virus have been causing problems in a surprising number of horses, researchers found.... Read More