Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Fetal Development and Foal Growth

January 01, 1999

Foals born to mares which do not receive proper nourishment during gestation could be born weak.... Read More

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VS Update -- 12/24//98

December 31, 1998

Colorado reported no new VS investigations during the week ending December 24, 1998. Two formerly VS positive premises were released from quarantine, one each in Larimer and Weld counties. Five positive VS premises remain... Read More

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Stormy Weather and Horses

December 01, 1998

The good news is that horses are naturally well-equipped to weather practically everything that winter can dish out. They are far more tolerant of cold conditions than we poor hairless humans are; in fact, horses tend to be far more stressed by heat ... Read More

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Tail Rubbing Problem

December 01, 1998

My horse is constantly rubbing his tail on anything he can find. It has become so bad that the hair at the base of his tail has either fallen out or become matted. Thankfully, I've finished my show season, but what is causing him to do this? ... Read More

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Genetic Testing: The Secret World Of Genes

December 01, 1998

Genetic testing in horses helps us learn about their physical characteristics, diseases, and much more.... Read More

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VS Update 11/21/98

November 30, 1998

The news on the VS outbreak is good according to the USDA. As of November 21, 1997, Utah had four counties with positive cases of VS, Colorado had seven counties, Arizona had one county, and New Mexico had four... Read More

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VS Update -- 11/13/98

November 20, 1998

Colorado reported one new VS investigation during the week ending November 13, 1998, which was positive. The positive premises was located in Larimer County. No additional positive premises were found. Ten premises formerly... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/30/98

November 06, 1998

Colorado reported two new investigations during the week ending October 30, 1998, both of which are pending. Six formerly VS infected premises were removed from quarantine, four of these were located in Weld County and one... Read More

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Health Concerns of Mules and Donkeys

November 01, 1998

Mules and donkeys are a lot like horses, to be sure, but in many ways, including some health concerns, they are most definitely different. First, we should have a basic understanding about what constitutes these unique four-footed creatures.... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/16/98

October 30, 1998

Colorado reported eight new investigations during the week ending October 16, 1998, of which three were VSV positive premises. Two of these premises were located in Larimer County and one in Weld County. Five formerly VSV... Read More

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EIA Reservoir Implications

October 23, 1998

Charles Issel, DVM, PhD, spoke about the implications of reservoirs of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) at a seminar hosted by the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. Issel began by stating... Read More

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EIA Positive Horses Found In Germany

October 23, 1998

Nine horses tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) antibodies in the Augsburg area of Bavaria, Germany, with one of the horses showing clinical signs of the disease, according to Dr. Hofherr of Germany's Ministry... Read More

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Louisiana Veterinarians Put On Alert For EEE

October 23, 1998

Veterinarians in southwest Louisiana have been advised to stay on the lookout for Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis in horses (EEE). The Louisiana State Health Department has put veterinarians in this part of state on alert... Read More

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New System For Testing Lung Disease In Horses Developed

October 23, 1998

Dr. Andrew Hoffman, the director of the Issam M. Fares Equine Sports Medicine Program and an Assistant Professor of Large Animal Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Mass., has long bee... Read More

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Veterinarian's Input On Olympics Horse Events Has Had Global Impact

October 16, 1998

The 1996 Summer Olympics may be over, but a success story involving veterinary medicine and horses that went virtually unnoticed then has had a lasting impact.

Despite the heat and humidity... Read More

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VS Update As Of 10/09/98

October 16, 1998

Colorado reported nine new investigations during the week ending October 9, 1998, of which five were VSV positive premises. In addition, four previous investigations were reported VSV positive premises. These nine premises... Read More

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EIA Testing Of Wild Free-Roaming Horses

October 09, 1998

Every year, the majority of new cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) is found in the same states where EIA has been diagnosed with the highest frequency since testing was initiated in the early 1970s. Thus, an untested... Read More

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VS Update 10/05/98

October 09, 1998

As of October 5, 1998, Arizona has been removed from Kentucky's list of embargoed states. Arizona was removed based on information received from the Arizona State Veterinarian's Office and the USDA indicating that Arizona is... Read More

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New Jersey EEE Update

October 09, 1998

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes and causes “sleeping sickness” in horses. It has been confirmed in nine N.J. horses on eight premises as of Oct. 1, according to New Jersey's... Read More

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VS Update 10/06/98

October 09, 1998

Arizona reported no new VS investigations during the week ending October 2, 1998, and one pending case was negative. Arizona has no premises under quarantine for VS.

Colorado reported 11 ne... Read More

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Feeding The Geriatric Horse

October 01, 1998

Rusty's been your faithful companion for many years, and he never seemed to show any signs of getting older...until this past winter, that is. One morning, you looked at him and noticed that he had dropped some weight, and that he didn't... Read More

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Heart Murmurs in Horses

October 01, 1998

Is a heart murmur in horses the same as a heart murmur in people? What signs will a horse with a heart murmur exhibit? How can a heart murmur be diagnosed?... Read More

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Leptospirosis in Horses

October 01, 1998

Acute leptospirosis in horses is characterized by fever of 103-105° Fahrenheit for two to three days, depressi... Read More

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Foal Pneumonia

October 01, 1998

Your three-month-old foal has made it through the birthing process and the vulnerable neonatal period and now seems to be carefree--your little one just has to grow up to fulfill his destiny as a performance... Read More

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Traveling With Older Horses

October 01, 1998

Traveling cross-country with a horse can be an ordeal under the best of circumstances.... Read More