Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

Article

Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

May 10, 2017

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

Article

Manufacturer Fined in Contaminated Horse Feed Case

May 10, 2017

Western Milling will pay more than $500,000 in fines in connection with its manufacture of monensin-contaminated feed.... Read More

Article

Wisconsin Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses

May 10, 2017

In 2016 Wisconsin confirmed 19 EEE cases and seven WNV cases in horses.... Read More

Article

Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Sun Protection for Horses

May 09, 2017

Of the 529 respondents, 154 said they apply sunscreen and/or zinc oxide cream to protect their horses from sunburn.... Read More

Article

EIA-Positive Horse Identified in Colorado

May 09, 2017

The horse has been euthanized and the index facility has been quarantined pending results of further testing.... Read More

Article

Spring Grass Safety

May 09, 2017

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

Article

Testing for Equine Cushing's Disease

May 08, 2017

Weighing the pros and cons of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction tests old and new.... Read More

Article

Sacramento County EHV Quarantine Released

May 08, 2017

No additional EHM cases have been identified since the removal of the positive horse on April 21.... Read More

Article

What is Equine Otohematoma?

May 07, 2017

Equine otohematoma is an uncommon ear condition affecting horses of all ages. Here's what to know about it.... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

Article

Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky in Horses

May 06, 2017

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

Article

How Much Do You Know About PPID?

May 05, 2017

Here's a look at some common misconceptions about PPID and the truth behind them.... Read More

Working horses undergo treatment for the fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Both animals' limbs are affected, but the horse on the left also suffers from facial lesions.

Article

New Test Could Improve EZL Diagnosis in Working Equids

May 04, 2017

The new test could lead to faster, low-cost diagnosis and enable better treatment and management.... Read More

Article

Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

May 03, 2017

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Air Quality in Horse Barns

May 02, 2017

Of the 475 respondents, 76 (16%) said they're concerned about the air quality in their horses' barns. ... Read More

Article

The Horse at Home is Still at Risk for Ulcers

May 02, 2017

Horses that don't compete aren't immune to gastric ulcer formation. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

Article

Risk Mitigation Strategies for High-Performance Horses

May 02, 2017

The OIE has described management "pillars" to keep most diseases at bay for high-health, high-performance horses. ... Read More

Article

The Horse, BI Partner for PPID Awareness in May

May 01, 2017

Look for up-to-date information about pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) all month on TheHorse.com. ... Read More

Article

EHV Confirmed in Sacramento County, California, Horse

May 01, 2017

The 15-year-old Warmblood mare was euthanized after developing severe neurologic signs.... Read More

Fatai Oladunni

Article

UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Fatai Oladunni

April 30, 2017

Oladunni is studying how equine herpesvirus-1 suppresses a host's innate immune response.... Read More

Article

Comparing SAA Levels in Horses With Respiratory Diseases

April 30, 2017

Horses with noninfectious respiratory disease had much lower SAA concentrations than horses with infectious disease.... Read More

Article

Wildfire Smoke and Horses' Respiratory Health

April 28, 2017

Smoke can cause serious respiratory problems for horses. Here's how to protect your herd in case of wildfires.... Read More

Article

UKVDL Map of the Month: EHV-1 Abortions

April 28, 2017

Cases of EHV-related abortions from the 2017 foal crop have been confirmed in three Kentucky counties.... Read More

Commentary

Biosecurity, Hygiene, and Horses

April 27, 2017

The mainstays of biosecurity still center around good hygiene, diagnostics, quarantine, isolation, and traffic control.... Read More

Article

Elzinga Wins Second UK Vet Science 3-MT Competition

April 26, 2017

Sarah Elzinga, MS, is studying inflammation and insulin dysregulation in the horse. ... Read More