Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Energy and Carbs in the Equine Diet

July 07, 2014

If forage provides maintenance energy, then cereal grains are the turbo-charged portion of your horse's diet.... Read More

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Another Texas Horse Tests Positive for Vesicular Stomatitis

July 07, 2014

The newest case, reported July 3, was identified in a Nueces County horse.... Read More

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Could Season Impact Equine Obesity?

July 07, 2014

Researchers found that obesity levels rose significantly from 27% at winter's end to 35% during the summer.... Read More

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Could EHV-1 cause Blood Clots?

July 06, 2014

Researchers recently discovered that EHV-1 activates platelets, small cells in blood involved in clotting.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Surgical Strangulation Colic Survival Rates

July 04, 2014

Researchers found that avoiding small intestine resection, when possible, can help reduce complications.... Read More

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Louisiana Issues Vesicular Stomatitis Animal Health Warning

July 01, 2014

The state is imposing enhanced requirements on animals entering Louisiana from states with diagnosed VS cases.... Read More

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Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID?

July 01, 2014

Researchers found that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size and other details.... Read More

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EHM Tests Come Back Negative at Boston's Suffolk Downs

June 30, 2014

Track operations returned to normal after tests cleared five horses with elevated temperatures.... Read More

Avoiding nose-to-nose contact with horses from other farms can help prevent the spread of infectious respiratory diseases like equine herpesvirus and equine influenza.

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Protecting your Horse from Respiratory Disease

June 30, 2014

Here are five quick tips to help keep respiratory diseases out of your herd.... Read More

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Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

June 30, 2014

Researchers say mild but persistent respiratory signs can indicate an increased risk of developing heaves.... Read More

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Researchers Find Equine Influenza Virus in Camels

June 27, 2014

Researchers have found evidence that equine influenza A virus can jump from horses to camels.... Read More

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Commentary: Better Questions to Answer

June 25, 2014

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on potential research on Salix.... Read More

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Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Horses

June 25, 2014

Many animals that ingest blue-green algae toxins die suddenly, but some can recover.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Need a Dentist?

June 24, 2014

Find out why you should make regular dental checkups part of your horse's scheduled maintenance.... Read More

McLain Ward and Sapphire of the USA celebrate their jumping round.

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Show Jumping Great Sapphire Dies of Colic Complications

June 23, 2014

McLain Ward's legendary show jumping mount Sapphire has died. The Belgian Warmblood mare was 19.... Read More

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Hendra Virus Kills Horse on New South Wales' North Coast

June 23, 2014

Veterinarians have confirmed hendra virus as the cause of death of a horse residing west of Murwillumbah..... Read More

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Additional Texas Horse Diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis

June 23, 2014

The newly confirmed case is in a horse residing in Nueces County, about 10 miles south of Mathis.... Read More

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Take Steps to Protect Horses from WNV Now

June 22, 2014

Start thinking now about protecting yourself and your horse from West Nile virus (WNV) this summer.... Read More

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Arabian Horse Foundation Funds Research Projects

June 22, 2014

The foundation provided $11,500 for research studying health conditions impacting Arabian horses. ... Read More

External abscesses due to pigeon fever most commonly occur in the pectoral region and require surgical lancing to drain.

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Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

June 20, 2014

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. ... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 20, 2014

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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Jockey Club Urging Potential Salix Study

June 20, 2014

The study would examine the timing of Salix administration's impact on EIPH prevention.... Read More

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Texas Horses Dead after being Swarmed by Bees

June 19, 2014

An official said the horses likely received thousands of stings; both animals were euthanized at the scene.... Read More

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California Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against WNV

June 19, 2014

Horses should be vaccinated at least annually, ideally prior to mosquito season.... Read More

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Three More Texas Horses Diagnosed with Vesicular Stomatitis

June 19, 2014

Three additional Texas horses were diagnosed with vesicular stomatitis this week.... Read More