Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Virginia Reports First Case of Equine WNV for 2015

August 17, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Choctaw mare from Orange County was discharged from a clinic after her condition improved.... Read More

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Do Donkeys Pose a Disease Threat to Horses at Events?

August 17, 2015

Researchers found no evidence that donkeys pose more of a disease threat than horses at mixed-equine events.... Read More

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Heaves and Tracheal Microbiomes: Is There a Connection?

August 16, 2015

Researchers learned that the total bacterial load was higher in horses with heaves than in healthy horses, and more.... Read More

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NYSGC to Host Forum on Furosemide Administration

August 15, 2015

The summit will feature renowned academics and researchers, owners, trainers and industry leaders.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 70 Premises in 10 Counties Quarantined

August 14, 2015

Cases reported in Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose, and Weld counties.... Read More

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Colic: First Things First

August 14, 2015

Here are the steps to take and information to gather when faced with a colicking horse. ... Read More

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Ontario Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

August 13, 2015

This is Greater Sudbury's first equine West Nile virus case in more than a decade. The first was reported in 2004.... Read More

Study pony Molly weighed 279 kilograms (about 615 pounds, above) before starting the weight loss program. She weighed 257 kilograms (about 566 pounds, below) after completing the program.

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Studies Show How to Reduce Serious Risks Posed to Fat Ponies

August 13, 2015

Owner-managed weight loss in horses with EMS reduced both insulin resistance and susceptibility to laminitis.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers in Polo Horses: Prevalence and Risk Factors

August 13, 2015

Researchers found that 69% and 54% of polo ponies examined had glandular and squamous ulcers, respectively.... Read More

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Determining Horses' Body Weight and Ideal Condition

August 12, 2015

To determine your horse's nutrient needs, you need to calculate his body weight and condition. Here's how.... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV, EEE Cases Reported in Texas

August 12, 2015

Seven horses have tested positive for WNV and seven others were confirmed positive for EEE. ... Read More

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How to Set Up a Disease Isolation Unit on Your Farm

August 11, 2015

An effective isolation area can help contain an infectious disease outbreak. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Anthrax Confirmed in Uvalde County, Texas, Equids

August 11, 2015

Anthrax is a bacterial disease caused by Bacillus anthracis.... Read More

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Nunnery to Discuss Equine Vision During Free Lecture

August 10, 2015

Ophthalmologist Catherine Nunnery, DVM, will present "Equine Vision: What Does My Horse See?" on Sept. 8.... Read More

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How Common are Dental Abnormalities in Horses?

August 09, 2015

Researchers found that 59.2% of horses aged 11 to 15 had hooks, 30.8% had wave mouth, and 26.7% had periodontal pockets.... Read More

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Life-Threatening Fumonisins in Horses

August 08, 2015

Fumonisins are dangerous mycotoxins sometimes found in feed. Here's what to watch for and how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Study: Flu Vaccine Cross-Reactive Against Three Isolates

August 07, 2015

Vaccinated horses demonstrated at least 97.4% cross-reactivity to three recent EIV isolates.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 53 Locations in Eight Counties Quarantined

August 06, 2015

Cases have been confirmed in Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, and Montrose counties.... Read More

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Upper Eyelids Hold Upper Hand in Subpalpebral Lavage Study

August 06, 2015

Lavage systems placed in the upper and lower eyelids developed complications 12.8% and 22.2% of the time, respectively.... Read More

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Australian Equine Vets Welcome Hendra Vaccine Registration

August 05, 2015

The Hendra virus vaccine received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Lyme Neuroborreliosis in Horses is Difficult

August 05, 2015

Researchers recently determined that diagnostic tests for Lyme neuroborreliosis have poor reliability.... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders Detected at 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities

August 04, 2015

A horse at the site tested positive in April, but officials say the diagnosis isn't necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

August 04, 2015

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early-stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in South Dakota

August 03, 2015

Two confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis have been found in the western part of the state.... Read More