Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2014

October 07, 2014

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, strangles, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Can Exercise Help an EPM Horse?

October 06, 2014

Find out what kind of physical exercise might help improve a horse with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis.... Read More

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Hypersalivation in Horses

October 06, 2014

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening.... Read More

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Equine Multiple Congenital Ocular Anomalies Syndrome

October 06, 2014

This syndrome describes a group of abnormalities in the horse's cornea, iris, lens, and ciliary body.... Read More

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Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More

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Number of Texas, Colorado VS Quarantines Dropping

October 03, 2014

Seven Texas premises and 96 Colorado premises remain quarantined for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Third Equine WNV Case of 2014

October 03, 2014

The unvaccinated 26-year-old grade gelding from Marshall County was euthanized after becoming recumbent.... Read More

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How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More

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Infographic: Managing a Horse Disease Outbreak

October 01, 2014

Is your horse showing clinical signs of an infectious disease? Here's how to care for your horse and protect others.... Read More

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A Rich Trifecta

October 01, 2014

Meet the orthopedic surgeon, reproductive specialist, and endoscope pioneer honored by the Thoroughbred Club of America.... Read More

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Long-Term Vision Possible After Equine Cataract Surgery

October 01, 2014

More than 25% of horses that undergo one type of cataract surgery are still visual two years later, researchers found.... Read More

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Virginia Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 30, 2014

An unvaccinated 8-year-old Paint gelding from Augusta County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). ... Read More

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Dr. Larry Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

September 29, 2014

Bramlage said he believes furosemide is beneficial, but shared why he thinks America will eliminate it's race-day use.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

September 29, 2014

Scientists are getting closer to determining what toxins could be behind this deadly condition.... Read More

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Australian Vets: Have Horses Vaccinated against Hendra

September 28, 2014

The Australian Veterinary Association debunks some misconceptions about the safety of the hendra virus vaccine.... Read More

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Biofilms and Mare Infertility

September 28, 2014

Find out what researchers have learned about treating endometritis caused by biofilms.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashish Tiwari

September 27, 2014

Viruses have always intrigued Ashish Tiwari and inspired him to pursue a career researching influenza virus.... Read More

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VS Outbreak in Texas, Colorado Continues

September 26, 2014

Twelve premises in Texas and 126 premises in Colorado remain quarantined.... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

September 26, 2014

A Gloucester County mare, a Ocean County mare, and a Burlington County gelding succumbed to the disease. ... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Second Equine WNV Case of 2014

September 25, 2014

The affected horse, a 3-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Marion County, has been euthanized.... Read More

Udeni Balasuriya, a professor at the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, was recently awarded a $2.9 million grant to identify the genetic factors responsible for establishment of equine arteritis virus (EAV) carrier state in stallions.

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Update: Balasuriya's Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV) Research

September 25, 2014

Dr. Udeni Balasuriya hopes to identify the viral and host factors involved in the EAV carrier state in the stallion. ... Read More

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EEE Kills Ohio Horses

September 24, 2014

Four horses from Ashtabula and Trumbull counties have died from Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

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Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 24, 2014

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding.... Read More

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Stop the Bleeding

September 23, 2014

As prevalent as EIPH is, we still don't fully understand this potentially performance-limiting condition.... Read More