Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Drug Safe for Use in Pregnant Mares

May 09, 2015

Misoprostol, which can cause abortion in humans, is used to prevent or treat right dorsal colitis in horses.... Read More

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CHRB Denies Horses from Turf Paradise Due to VS Concerns

May 08, 2015

The California Department of Food and Agriculture determined that a Turf Paradise horse had vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Two Additional Oregon Horses Show Neurologic Signs of EHV

May 08, 2015

Eight Oregon farms are currently under quarantine: six in Marion County and two in Polk County.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Arizona, Utah Equids

May 06, 2015

Two Arizona horses and a Utah mule have tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.... Read More

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22 Equine Ophthalmology Studies Available Free Online

May 06, 2015

Study topics include keratitis, corneal surgery, corneal neoplasia, uveitis, glaucoma, and more.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Gastric Ulcers: Common in Performance Horses and Foals

May 06, 2015

About 90% of performance horses and 25 to 50% of foals have ulcers. Here's what to watch for and how to prevent them.... Read More

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The Equine DNA Roadmap

May 05, 2015

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Oregon EHV-1: Case Count Rises to Four

May 05, 2015

Facilities in Marion and Polk counties are now under quarantine.... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: Some Quarantines Released

May 04, 2015

Four Michigan facilities remain quarantined due to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Foals

May 03, 2015

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in West Tennessee

May 01, 2015

There are currently four confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia in the western part of the state.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in New Mexico Horses

May 01, 2015

Officials are managing two vesicular stomatitis cases: one in a Grant County horse and one in an Otero County horse.... Read More

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EHV-1 Detected in Marion County, Oregon, Horse

May 01, 2015

The affected horse began showing acute neurologic signs on April 28 and the positive EHV-1 diagnosis was made April 29. ... Read More

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Novel Use for the 'Tie Forward' Procedure in Horses

April 30, 2015

Often used to treat dorsal displacement of the soft palate, the technique also appears useful for treating dysphagia.... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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Dewormer's Effect on Scratches

April 29, 2015

Find out what kinds of skin parasites can cause scratches and how these pests respond to ivermectin treatment. ... Read More

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How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against WNV, EEE

April 27, 2015

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Moldy Corn Poisoning

April 27, 2015

Moldy corn poisoning is the most common mycotoxin-related syndrome in horses. Here's what you should remember.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Macarena Sanz

April 25, 2015

Sanz's research has focused on Rhodococcus equi, a microorganism that causes pneumonia in young foals. ... Read More

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Input Sought on Proposed Canadian EIA Management Strategy

April 23, 2015

Comments are requested on a proposed approach for controlling equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Canada.... Read More

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Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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Second Maryland Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 22, 2015

Two Maryland premises are now quarantined after horses residing at the facilities tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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Does Your Equine Ulcer Treatment Product Add Up?

April 22, 2015

Studies indicate that some ulcer products contain a wide range of omperazole, from as little as 27% to as much as 126%.... Read More

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

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Fever Leading to Gastric Ulcers in a Young Horse

April 20, 2015

A filly goes to the trainer and ends up sick and with ulcers. Will they return when she goes back into training?... Read More