Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Cool Aid: Beating the Heat With Working Horses

July 01, 1999

Anyone who has worked or played in high heat knows how exhausting it can be.  High, fluid-sapping desert heat can drain you in no time as you sweat away volumes of fluids and electrolytes. Then there’s the suppressive, sweaty,... Read More

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Thyroid Glands in Horses

July 01, 1999

A properly functioning thyroid gland is highly important to a horse's good health. That much is easy. From there it gets more difficult and complex. Knowing when the thyroid gland is in a state of dysfunction is not easy to determine.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia In Alberta, Canada

June 25, 1999

Equine infectious anemia (EIA), a deadly equine virus carried by horseflies and mosquitoes, has forced veterinarians to destroy more than 120 horses in Alberta, Canada, this year, a federal agency says.

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Australian Snafu Allows Clearance Of EIA Mare

June 18, 1999

Australian quarantine officials are investigating how a sample-labeling mix-up threatened to bring New Zealand's horse industries to a halt less than two months before the scheduled arrival of shuttle stallions from North... Read More

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Safe Use of Grooming Products

June 01, 1999

Explore lotions, creams, and ointments, along with grooming tools and beauty wraps you use on your horse.... Read More

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Sarcoids And Melanomas

June 01, 1999

Tumor. Now there's a word guaranteed to strike fear into anyone's heart. Loosely defined, a tumor is an uncontrolled or incorrect growth of cells, which can invade normal tissue and disrupt functions. It can be benign (meaning... Read More

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EEE Is Suspected In Louisiana

May 28, 1999

As of May 21, eastern equine encephalitis has been noted as the probable cause of the deaths of two horses in Louisiana, one in St. James Parish and the other in Lafourche Parish, according to Bob Odom, Commissioner of... Read More

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Two Michigan Horses Die From Rabies

May 21, 1999

Two horses have been diagnosed, and died as the result of rabies during the month of April in Michigan. The first horse was from Casco Township in St. Clair County, and the second was from Deckerville in Sanilac County. The... Read More

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Rabies In Horses- 1997 CDC Report

May 07, 1999

Rabid animals were reported from every state except Hawaii in 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA. Rabies was confirmed in 47 horses, donkeys, and mules in 21 states and Puerto Rico in comparison... Read More

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Kentucky EIA Surveillance- 1998

May 07, 1999

During 1998 a total of 88,149 samples were tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Kentucky. Private testing accounted for 73,590 samples that were submitted to comply with state regulations regarding the sale and exhibition of equines in... Read More

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The Anatomy of the Ear

May 01, 1999

The ear is divided into three portions: the outer, the middle, and the inner ear. The outer ear is the visible portion that can be a strong indicator of the general mood of your horse, a tip-off as to where its attention is directed, and even a... Read More

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Rehabilitating the EPM Horse

May 01, 1999

Your horse was diagnosed with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis, but with quick intervention by your veterinarian, careful administration of medications, and lots of nursing, he is on his way to recovery and being "cured" of the... Read More

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Congenital Cleft Palate

May 01, 1999

Congenital cleft palate in horses is an uncommon deformity affecting approximately 0.1-0.2% of the equine population. The condition is a malformation of the soft and sometimes hard palate where the left and right side fail to unite, forming a cleft... Read More

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Corn Spills The Beans

April 24, 1999

"Interrogate" corn kernels under strobe lights and they may admit aloud that they're harboring a toxin-producing fungus. Nowadays, Agricultural Research Service scientists with specially programmed computers find such... Read More

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Book On Over 10,000 Plants Released

April 16, 1999

A new book covering 10,000 of the world's economically important plants greatly expands upon an out-of-date, out-of-print reference long popular with botanists, other scientists, teachers, and others.

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False EIA-Positive Mustang Foals Go Up For Adoption

April 02, 1999

Twelve Mustang foals will be among horses offered for adoption at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption in Stillwater, Okla., April 10. Ten gentled and halter-trained geldings, 12 untrained mares, and four gentled jack... Read More

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Canadian Equine Research

April 01, 1999

The University of Guelph, located in Ontario, Canada, is home of the world renowned Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The university is a research-intensive and student-oriented facility. Its written mission is to serve society and to enhance th... Read More

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Aortic Rupture

April 01, 1999

You’ve probably heard horror stories like these: A breeding stallion completes servicing a mare, slides off, goes down to the ground, gasps a few times, and dies. A 20-year-old pony being ridden by his young owner staggers sideways,... Read More

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Testicular Descent

April 01, 1999

A discussion of cryptorchidism in young stallions is fraught with controversy. Everyone agrees on what constitutes cryptorchidism, but that sometimes is as far as agreement goes. We know that the condition involves the retention of one or both... Read More

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Endometritis Classifications and Treatment

April 01, 1999

Many mares which cycle, but fail to conceive, have infections in their reproductive tracts. Hence, they are sometimes called "dirty" mares. The more scientific term for their problem is endometritis, which refers to the acute or chronic... Read More

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Vaccinations for Horses

April 01, 1999

Vaccines have been true godsends the world over. Diseases that once laid waste to large segments of the human population now are held in check by vaccines. One of those killing diseases, smallpox, has been eradicated. Much the same has happened... Read More

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USDA Researchers Create Highly Aflatoxin-Resistant Corn

March 26, 1999

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced a new corn line developed by USDA scientists that outshines all previous corn lines in its ability to naturally fend off aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that poses a... Read More

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FDA Approves Anti-Ulcer Medication For Use In Horses

March 19, 1999

Merial, a Merck and Rhone-Poulenc company, announced today that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Gastroguard (omeprazole) Paste, the first and only prescription... Read More

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Equine Encephalitis Detected In Mexico And South America

March 19, 1999

Three new equine encephalitis locations have been detected in Mexico as of Feb. 20, 1999, according to ProMED (Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases). The disease is continues to be present in two other locations, accordin... Read More

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Strangles Identified In Florida

March 19, 1999

Complaints indicating an outbreak of Streptococcus equi (strangles) in the area led the Animal Disease Control for the state's Department of Agriculture to conduct an investigation in Davie, Fla. The investigation took place March 5 and... Read More