Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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EVA Outbreak in New Mexico Wrapup

November 19, 2006

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

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Irish Officials Confirm 27th EIA Case

November 18, 2006

On Nov. 16, officials with Ireland's Department of Agriculture and Food confirmed the 27th case of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) since the outbreak began in mid-June.

This latest case was confirmed following analysis of a blood sample take... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Use Strict Management to Prevent EVA

November 17, 2006

Texas equine producers, veterinarians and livestock health officials have become increasingly concerned about equine viral arteritis (EVA), which has been detected in New Mexico and Utah this year. A viral disease of horses, donkeys, and... Read More

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Colorado Veterinary Teaching Hospital Lifts EHV Quarantine

November 17, 2006

Colorado State University today lifted the voluntary quarantine of horses hospitalized at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, initiated on Oct. 31. Close monitoring and repeated testing of quarantined horses for equine herpesvirus... Read More

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Book Excerpt: Rainrot

November 15, 2006

Rainrot (rain scald) is a skin problem that often appears during wet weather. ... Read More

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African Horse Sickness Outbreak Suspected within Surveillance Zone

November 15, 2006

 A horse in Knysna, South Africa, is currently undergoing tests for African horse sickness (AHS), reports the South African Broadcasting Company (Read More

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Personalized Veterinary Client Newsletters Now Available

November 14, 2006

Most veterinarians know the value of publishing a client newsletter--professional newsletters are proven in many businesses to increase repeat visits and loyalty from clients and thereby generate extra income.

But staff at most animal... Read More

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East Coast Equine Herpesvirus Outbreak Prompts Calif. Track Regulations

November 13, 2006

An equine herpesvirus outbreak on the East Coast will make it tougher for racehorses from New Jersey and New York to enter the state of California.

Starting today, horses will have to get prior approval from the California Horse Racing Boar... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine at Monmouth Partially Lifted

November 13, 2006

A quarantine of horses at Monmouth Park for cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV) was partially lifted today after tests on two horses showing possible signs of the disease last weekend came back negative.

With those two horses testing negative fo... Read More

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The Eyes Have It at NC State

November 11, 2006

One problem guaranteed to make horse owners cringe is an equine eye problem. But whether your horse has a corneal ulcer, eye injury from a bucket handle, tumor, or what have you, the veterinary ophthalmology department at North Carolina State... Read More

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EVH Quarantine Working, New Jersey Officials Say

November 11, 2006

Quarantines of dozens of Thoroughbreds at two New Jersey tracks appear to have contained an outbreak of equine herpesvirus, a potentially deadly virus, officials said. The horses have been isolated at Monmouth Park in Oceanport and the... Read More

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CEM-Positive Horses Under Quarantine in Wisconsin

November 10, 2006

Two Lipizzaner stallions in Dane County, Wisc., are enjoying the dubious honor of being the country's first cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) since 1998.

The Office International des Epizooties (OIE, or World Organization for Animal... Read More

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EHV Precautions: Quarantine of 57 More Monmouth Horses

November 09, 2006

Officials have quarantined 57 horses that competed at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Monday (Nov. 6) over fears that the animals may have been exposed to the potentially dangerous equine herpesvirus.

The step was taken after officials realize... Read More

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EHV-1 Outbreak Occurs Despite Rigorous Control Efforts at Colorado State

November 09, 2006

This fall, equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) spread among patients in the veterinary hospital at Colorado State University (CSU), despite the fact the school runs one of the nation's top veterinary biosecurity programs. The finding forced 20... Read More

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Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital Implements Precautionary Suspension of Elective Equine Admissions

November 08, 2006

Effective Oct. 31, elective equine admissions at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure to control risks related to equine herpesvirus-1... Read More

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New Jersey Quarantines Clinic After EHV Positive

November 06, 2006

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Division of Animal Health has issued a quarantine at the Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Clinic in Ringoes, Hunterdon County, after a horse recovering from surgery there tested positive for the equine herpes... Read More

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Fat Fillies and Slothful Stallions: The Obesity Epidemic Hits Equine Companions

November 06, 2006

An archive of Pet Columns from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is available online at www.cvm.uiuc.edu/petcolumns/. Requests for reprints of this article may be directed to Mandy Barth, Read More

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Philly Park Horse Tested for Equine Herpesvirus

November 03, 2006

Philadelphia Park officials were cautiously optimistic a horse from the barn of Ramon Martin does not have equine herpesvirus despite having been exposed to the virus at an equine clinic in New Jersey.

"The horse isn't exhibiting any signs... Read More

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Lame or EPM?

November 01, 2006

About a year and a half ago, my horse was diagnosed with EPM, which he was treated for. Now he's having hock issues.... Read More

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Anatomy and Physiology Part 11: Of Blood and Breath

November 01, 2006

There are few similarities between horses and automobiles, but in a manner of speaking, the horse's circulatory and respiratory systems constitute its engine. The food a horse consumes is its fuel. The fuel is converted into nutritional energy that... Read More

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Lessons Learned Hard

November 01, 2006

We have just passed the five-year anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack on the United States in the country's history. It was on Sept. 11, 2001, that two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center Towers in New York, another struck... Read More

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EU Lifts Suspension of South African Horse Exports

October 31, 2006

The European Union has lifted a ban designed to stop the spread of African horse sickness, allowing horses from South Africa to again be exported to Europe, reports Read More

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Irish Officials Confirm 26th EIA Case

October 30, 2006

The Department of Agriculture and Food has confirmed the 26th case of equine infectious anemia in Ireland in horse from a farm in County Meath. The premises in question has been placed under restriction.

The case was confirmed by the... Read More

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New Jersey Imposes Quarantine on More Than 1,000 Monmouth Park Horses

October 27, 2006

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine Oct. 26 on more than 1,000 horses at Monmouth Park in the wake of positive test results on at least one horse for the neuropathogenic strain of the equine herpes virus.

At least... Read More

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Jersey Meet to Continue; Other Tracks Ban Shippers

October 27, 2006

Despite having to limit fields to horses stabled only at Monmouth Park due to four confirmed cases of the equine herpesvirus and a subsequent decline in total handle, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are planning to finish th... Read More