Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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U.S. Olympic Dressage Horse Makes Speedy Recovery

September 01, 2000

Concerns over the health of U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) dressage horse Foltaire eased considerably Sept. 9 after he made a rapid recovery from a bout of colic.

Foltaire, a 13-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Dick and Jane Brow... Read More

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Humans And Horses Sport Nasal Strips In Sydney

September 01, 2000

Endorsement deals are a dime a dozen during the Olympics. But how many companies can say that its product will benefit both human and animal athletes during this summer's Sydney games?

Minneapolis-based CNS, Inc might be the only compan... Read More

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Feeding Sick Horses

August 01, 2000

Feeding a healthy horse is one thing; most of us have a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn't. But feeding a horse who's sick, injured, or recovering from surgery is another.... Read More

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Skin Problems During the Summer

August 01, 2000

Skin problems in horses are some of the most frustrating disorders to manage for both owner and veterinarian. Skin problems can disfigure a horse, and even can cause unsoundness. In addition, many skin diseases, such as allergies, hav... Read More

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Headshaking in Horses

August 01, 2000

Your favorite horse is tacked up and ready for your daily ride. You mount up, and as soon as you begin warming up in your outdoor ring, he starts tossing his head and sneezing. The sneezing eventually stops, but every time you... Read More

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Equine Skin Problems and Causes

August 01, 2000

Skin is a horse's largest organ, and it's the only organ that an owner can examine in its entirity and monitor on a daily basis. The skin not only acts as a barrier to outside insults, but protects a horse's internal structures, allows the... Read More

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Long in the Tooth

July 01, 2000

Old age treats some horses better than others. Many continue to lead happy, healthy lives well into their 30s--a little slower, maybe, with some loss of muscle tone or a bit of a swayback, but otherwise in good flesh and good spirits until... Read More

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How Much Bute Is Too Much?

July 01, 2000

My veterinarian recently prescribed "Bute" when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of Bute or giving it to him more often.... Read More

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Mystery Solved: Guttural Pouches

July 01, 2000

What an amazing athletic machine is the horse. Few other animals of similar size and bulk manage to move with such efficiency, grace, and sheer speed. But despite our having worked side by side for... Read More

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Fescue Toxicosis And Treatment

July 01, 2000

When tall fescue first arrived in the United States during the 1940s, it was considered a wonder grass. It was easy to establish, it yielded a good amount of forage, it was tolerant of a wide range of management regimens, and it could handle a... Read More

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Lyme Disease in Horses

July 01, 2000

Lyme disease might not be the most prevalent equine disease you face with your horses, but it does exist, and it can seriously impact a horse's health. And that's not all. Although documented cases of Lyme disease in horses are relatively rare,... Read More

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Olympic Transport

July 01, 2000

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some... Read More

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New York City Free of West Nile Virus

June 01, 2000

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L. Cohen, M.D. has announced that the blood sample from the chicken being monitored by the Health Department in Corona, Queens (see News & Note... Read More

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New York City Sentinel Chicken Positive for West Nile In Preliminary Tests

June 01, 2000

Fifth Bird In New England Found Positive This Year

New York City Health Commissioner Neal L. Cohen, M.D., announced Thursday that a blood sample taken on June 8 from a chicken being monitored by the Health Department in Corona, Queens... Read More

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West Nile Virus/Encephalitis Resource Site Opens

June 01, 2000

In preparation for a possible second summertime outbreak of the deadly West Nile Virus (encephalitis), a web site featuring important information about the mosquito borne virus has been launched. Developed by RISE (Responsible Industry for a... Read More

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West Nile Appears Again

June 01, 2000

West Nile virus is beginning to peek out from the mysterious hiding places where it overwintered since an outbreak in late 1999. Three birds have been found dead with the virus—two in New York, and one in New Jersey.

Two crows in New... Read More

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New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Announces Second Annual Scoping

June 01, 2000

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Racing Association (NYTHA) is teaming up with Merial, a leading animal healthcare company, to bring free endoscopic ulcer screening to horses at Belmont Park. After a very successful program at Churchill Down... Read More

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USDA Wrapping Up Screwworm Investigation

June 01, 2000

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)is concluding a foreign animal disease investigation by recognizing a Florida veterinarian for his part in preventing screwworm from becoming established in Florida, potentially causing extensive damage t... Read More

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Feeding Older Horses: Cuisine For The Golden Years

May 01, 2000

Horses which have been correctly fed all their lives are far more likely to live to a ripe old age.... Read More

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Proud Flesh

May 01, 2000

Q: My horse had a cut on his lower cannon bone and my vet gave me instructions on how to wrap it to prevent proud flesh. What is proud flesh, and can it really become a problem, or is he being overly cautious?... Read More

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Pennsylvania Educates Horse Owners On West Nile Virus

May 01, 2000

The West Nile encephalitis committee at Penn State has developed an information sheet for the horse owners in Pennsylvania. The information distributed follows. To see The Horse's most recent articles on West Nile, please scroll down to... Read More

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Piroplasmosis Found In Australia

April 14, 2000

The following is a message that was released to the horse industry of Victoria, Australia, on March 31, from the Acting Chief Veterinary Officer:

A horse was imported from Hong Kong toVictoria, and was found to be infected with... Read More

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Fluids And Electrolytes

April 01, 2000

With the summer months approaching, it is time for a refresher on the impact of the warmer environmental conditions on your horse. Warmer temperatures and high relative humidity place added stress on horses during exercise because of their... Read More

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Quarantine Facilities

April 01, 2000

Quarantine facilities...the mere name implies isolation and horses with infectious diseases for which there are no cures. In reality, quarantine facilities are the first line of defense to protect horses in the United States from such diseases.... Read More

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Lymphangitis in Horses

April 01, 2000

Many horse owners are faced with what is unscientifically called a "fat leg" in their horses. You walk into your field or stall to catch your horse, and there he stands, lame, with one leg swollen from the stifle down to twice its normal size.... Read More