Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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10 Skin Tumor Resources on TheHorse.com

November 17, 2016

While some lumps and bumps are typically of little consequence, others can pose serious problems. Learn more.... Read More

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California EHV: No New Cases on Nov. 15

November 16, 2016

Twelve horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center remain in quarantine. ... Read More

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New Equine EEE Case Confirmed in Marion County, Florida

November 15, 2016

The 15-year-old Paint mare was vaccinated in years prior but had not been vaccinated recently. She is recovering.... Read More

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WNV Equine Case Confirmed in Kentucky

November 14, 2016

The Powell County horse is Kentucky's seventh equine WNV case in 2016. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Horse Colic

November 14, 2016

With cold weather comes complicating factors that could increase horses' colic risk. ... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Research Sheds New Light on Equine Grass Sickness

November 13, 2016

Several new studies were published as a free special collection in the Equine Veterinary Journal this month.... Read More

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Protect Horses From Toxic Marsh Mallow Weed

November 12, 2016

Researchers believe the Malva parviflora weed was behind the deaths of four Australian horses.... Read More

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Arabian Mare Recovering from West Nile Virus in California

November 11, 2016

Only one of 21 California horses diagnosed with WNV in 2016 had a know vaccine histories. Seven of the horses have died.... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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Researchers Find Molecular Mechanisms Behind PSSM1

November 11, 2016

This could allow improved treatments and management for the disorder, as well as improved welfare for affected horses.... Read More

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Winter is Coming: Are Your Horses and Farm Ready?

November 11, 2016

Three equine professionals offer tips for preparing your animals, facilities, and yourself for the deep freeze ahead.... Read More

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California EHV Update: Two Additional Horses Isolated

November 10, 2016

Nine horses currently reside in quarantine at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center related to an EHV outbreak.... Read More

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Participation Sought in Study on Collapse, Sudden Death

November 09, 2016

The researchers are nearly ready to start analyzing data, but the surveys will remain online for a few more weeks.... Read More

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California EHV: Additional Case Confirmed

November 09, 2016

A horse that was previously quarantined for a fever and initially tested negative for EHV-1 has been confirmed positive.... Read More

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Three More Oklahoma Horses Positive for WNV

November 09, 2016

Two cases were confirmed in Atoka County and one was reported in Sequoyah County.... Read More

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West Nile, EEE Detected in Tennessee Horses

November 08, 2016

With unseasonably warm weather persisting into fall, mosquito-borne illnesses remain a serious equine health threat.... Read More

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California EHV: Sixth Horse Tests Positive

November 08, 2016

The horse at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center was febrile and displaying mild neurologic signs.... Read More

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Researchers Find Link Between Neurologic Disease, Eye Issue

November 08, 2016

A vitamin E deficiency can lead to neurologic problems as well as a retina disorder called pigment retinopathy.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Two New Equine WNV Cases

November 07, 2016

Neither the 10-year-old Belgian from Logan County nor the 2-year-old Saddlebred from Union County were vaccinated.... Read More

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California EHV-1: Case Total Rises to Five

November 07, 2016

Three additional horses at the index premises tested positive for EHV-1 late last week.... Read More

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Show Smart: Be Aware of Virus Outbreaks

November 06, 2016

Take steps to prevent your horse from contracting potentially deadly diseases such as EHV or rabies during competitions.... Read More

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Feeding Ponies

November 06, 2016

Feed your roly-poly pony the way Nature intended to prevent obesity-related diseases.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

November 05, 2016

There's lots to consider when managing a horse's weight. An equine nutritionist answers some common questions.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

November 04, 2016

Two Saddlebred horses tested positive for the non-neuropathogenic strain. One of the horses has been euthanized. ... Read More

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Highlands County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EEE

November 03, 2016

The unvaccinated 2-year-old grade gelding was euthanized.... Read More