Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Core Equine Diseases Can Be a Death Sentence

October 25, 2017

The threat of deadly equine diseases like rabies is closer than you think. Vaccines can help protect your horse.... Read More

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Diagnosing Respiratory Infection

October 25, 2017

Could your horse have a respiratory disease? Here's how your vet will find out. ... Read More

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Timoney Recognized for Equine Streptococcal Disease Research

October 25, 2017

Dr. John F. Timoney retired from the UK Department of Veterinary Science in 2016 after 34 years.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Colic Surgery Incision Failure Studied

October 24, 2017

This rare, but potentially catastrophic, complication occurs in less than 1% of colic surgery patients.... Read More

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The Equine Respiratory System

October 23, 2017

Even the slightest deviation from normal in the equine respiratory tract can limit a horse's athletic career.... Read More

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Respiratory Health Awareness Week on The Horse

October 22, 2017

Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher and The Horse have partnered for Respiratory Health Awareness week, Oct. 22-28.... Read More

Other clinical signs include the horse pawing, kicking at its belly, looking at its flank, getting up and down repeatedly, or rolling violently in response to colic-associated pain.

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Equine Colic: Where Are We Now?

October 22, 2017

It's been said that as long as there are horses, they will colic. This remains true, but survival rates are improving.... Read More

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Scientists Study Elapid Snakebites in Horses

October 21, 2017

If diagnosed and treated promptly and properly, survival rates can be quite high for equine elapid snakebite patients.... Read More

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C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals

October 20, 2017

Some C. perfringens strains produce a toxin called NetF, which has been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Offers Courses for Racing Grooms, Trainers

October 20, 2017

A digestive health course will be free for the first 50 registrants from each of Ontario's three racing sectors.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Bruce County, Ontario, Horse

October 19, 2017

The 12-year-old unvaccinated mare was euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurologic signs.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 19, 2017

Vets confirmed cases of EHV, influenza, African horse sickness, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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The End of the Gray Horse Scourge?

October 19, 2017

A look at equine melanoma and the current state of vaccine research and development.... Read More

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Mild, Moderate EIPH Not Associated With Race Performance

October 17, 2017

However, more severe bleeding in the lungs was significantly associated with decreased racing performance.... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

October 16, 2017

There's lots to consider when helping a horse gain, lose, or maintain weight. Don't worry. We're here to help.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Beyond Equids

October 13, 2017

Transmission of influenza viruses from one species to another can and does happen. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Mares With Corrected Mesenteric Rents Can Return to Breeding

October 13, 2017

Mares discharged from the clinic following surgery have an excellent prognosis for survival and producing foals.... Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms Third Equine WNV Case of 2017

October 12, 2017

The vaccination history for the affected Quarter Horse mare from Kay County is unknown.... Read More

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Michigan's Upper Peninsula Reports Equine EEE Cases

October 12, 2017

Two unvaccinated horses from different farms in Marquette County tested positive for EEE and have been euthanized.... Read More

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Seventh Equine WNV Case of 2017 Confirmed in Idaho

October 11, 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Quarter Horse filly is responding to treatment.... Read More

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Additional EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed in New York Horses

October 11, 2017

An Oswego County horse tested positive for EEE and horses in Cayuga, Erie, and St. Lawrence counties contracted WNV. ... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found in Florida, Kentucky Horses

October 10, 2017

Florida horses tested positive for EEE and WNV and a Kentucky horse was euthanized after contracting WNV.... Read More

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Additional EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed in New Jersey Horses

October 09, 2017

A Cumberland County mare was euthanized due to EEE and a Salem County stallion is recovering from WNV.... Read More

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West Nile, EIA Confirmed in Tennessee Horses

October 09, 2017

Horses in Davidson and Knox counties tested positive for WNV and a Bedford County horse tested positive for EIA.... Read More