Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Oral Rabies Vaccine to be Distributed by USDA in Florida

February 09, 2007

Wildlife Services, a program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will distribute oral rabies vaccine baits across portions of west central Florida beginning on, or about Feb. 14, to prevent the... Read More

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Herpesvirus: N.Y. Horse Euthanatized

February 07, 2007

Just days after a false alarm reporting a positive case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Dutchess County, N.Y., a horse there was euthanatized after showing neurologic signs consistent with EHV-1. Test results confirmed the horse... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Wisconsin Cases Not Related to Other Outbreaks

February 06, 2007

A flare-up of equine herpesvirs-1 (EHV-1) cases in Jefferson County, Wisc., which has led to the euthanasia of two horses, is not related to any other recent outbreaks, according to Scott Austin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic... Read More

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Conn. Horse Owners Fighting Proposed Trail Riding Limits

February 05, 2007

A proposal to limit horseback riding on state-owned trails is not sitting well with Connecticut's thriving horse-riding community.

The state Department of Environmental Protection wants to limit horseback riding only to posted areas on... Read More

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Herpesvirus Confirmed in Wisconsin Horses; Two Euthanatized

February 05, 2007

Two horses in Jefferson County, Wisc., have been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to a statement written by Scott Austin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of the Wisconsin Equine Clinic, and released on the Wisconsin Horse Council... Read More

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Tips to Reduce Ulcer Risk and Improve Healing

February 05, 2007

It's been well-documented that over 90% of race horses and over 60% of performance horses (hunter/jumpers, dressage, endurance and western) have ulcers. However, a new study shows that even small changes in the routine of a recreational horse can cau... Read More

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Rutger's Annual Yearling Auction Scheduled for April 29

February 03, 2007

The 8th Annual NAERIC Yearling Auction to be held at Cook College holds promises of bright futures for twelve well-trained yearling horses. The eight geldings and four fillies have spent the past eight months as part of the Young Horse Teaching... Read More

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Reducing Breeding-Induced Endometritis by Simplifying Management?

February 01, 2007

Modern breeding management and assisted reproduction might actually exacerbate the issue of mating-induced endometritis, according to Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, a professor of equine theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical... Read More

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Immunostimulant Helps Mares with Endometritis Maintain Pregnancy

February 01, 2007

"Post-breeding endometritis is a major cause of subfertility, affecting approximately 15% of mares," said John Steiner, DVM, Dipl. ACT, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "We know it's a big problem, so we've tried an adjunct treatment to see... Read More

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Buserelin Use in the Anestrus Mare

February 01, 2007

A compounded drug has shown considerable promise in treating anestrus mares--those that are not cycling and thus are difficult to impregnate. Walter Zent, DVM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, described his experience using Buserelin in mare... Read More

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Systemic Therapy in the High-Risk Mare

February 01, 2007

Several conditions can threaten pregnancy in the late gestational mare. C.S. Bailey, DVM, who is completing a theriogenology residency at the University of Florida and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., said some of these... Read More

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Dopamine and Its Evil Twin Ergovaline

February 01, 2007

In the horse, the hormone dopamine exerts a number of effects through its actions on the pituitary gland. Both dopamine and ergovaline, a dopaminergic agonist (a drug that stimulates dopamine receptors), can significantly impact the mare's... Read More

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Equine Viral Arteritis in 2006

February 01, 2007

Last year was marked by the re-emergence of equine viral arteritis (EVA) on a widespread scale in the United States, with evidence of infection confirmed in 10 states. The occurrence was significant in that it represented the first major incursion... Read More

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Endometritis Diagnosis and Management

February 01, 2007

When a mare is bred by natural cover, the uterine lining, or endometrium, becomes inflamed. The stallion deposits semen in the uterus, as well as bacteria, bits of debris, and seminal fluid. The normally sterile uterus becomes irritated and... Read More

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From Breeding to Birth

February 01, 2007

Testing innovative techniques and brushing up on common procedures are the lifeblood of advancing any medical specialty, and the field of equine reproduction is no exception. Veterinarians are always looking for new ways to improve procedures they... Read More

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Immunotherapy for Broodmares

February 01, 2007

Endometritis has been the bane of many broodmares and their owners through the years. It frequently has been blamed for mares not becoming pregnant and, when they do conceive, for early embryonic death. The result has been serious economic losses... Read More

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Moon Blindness

February 01, 2007

"Moon blindness" is a chronic, painful eye disease, and it's the most common cause of blindness in horses. It was so named during the 1600s because people thought recurring attacks were related to phases of the moon. This eye disease might be one o... Read More

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Neonatal Nuances

February 01, 2007

The first days of a foal's life can be risky; there are a number of things that can go wrong. Some problems can be dealt with easily (such as constipation), while others are life-threatening (such as a ruptured bladder).

In this article, Bonni... Read More

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Strangles Eradication is Aim of New British Initiative

February 01, 2007

The British Horse Society and the Animal Health Trust launched a campaign today (Feb. 1) to raise £250,000 ($492,000) to eradicate Strangles.

Strangles--triggered by the bacterium Streptococcus equi--is one of the most common... Read More

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AQHA to Store Equine Viral Arteritis Vaccination Documentation

February 01, 2007

Owners, breeders, and veterinarians, all of whom have strong economic reasons to prevent and control equine viral arteritis (EVA), are getting some help from the American Quarter Horse Association. The Association will begin documenting... Read More

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Ky. Horse Council Forming All-Breed Advisory Group

February 01, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC), a statewide association for all horse owners and enthusiasts, is establishing an All-Breed Advisory Council, to provide a unified voice for the owners of all breeds of horses in Kentucky. The Council... Read More

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Two Los Alamitos Horse Deaths Attributed to EHV-1

January 30, 2007

Edited CHRB report

Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, reported Monday that two barns are under quarantine at Los Alamitos Race Course following the deaths of two horses from the... Read More

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Florida Lifts All Equine Herpesvirus Quarantines

January 23, 2007

All quarantines in effect for horse farms and clinics due to the recent equine herpesvirus outbreak have been lifted, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs said.

“We released the last facility (Jan. 20),” department... Read More

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EHV Alert Clarified, No Confirmed Cases in New York

January 23, 2007

An alert regarding a case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) put out by the Dutchess County, N.Y., Cornell Cooperative Extension earlier today (Jan. 23) is being clarified.

While the release stated EHV-1 had been diagnosed, Jessica Chittenden,... Read More

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Pony and Car Collisions Increasing in New Forest

January 22, 2007

A new report shows that the number of accidents involving vehicles and New Forest ponies is rising, according to Read More