Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Life-Threatening Fumonisins in Horses

August 08, 2015

Fumonisins are dangerous mycotoxins sometimes found in feed. Here's what to watch for and how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Study: Flu Vaccine Cross-Reactive Against Three Isolates

August 07, 2015

Vaccinated horses demonstrated at least 97.4% cross-reactivity to three recent EIV isolates.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 53 Locations in Eight Counties Quarantined

August 06, 2015

Cases have been confirmed in Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montezuma, and Montrose counties.... Read More

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Upper Eyelids Hold Upper Hand in Subpalpebral Lavage Study

August 06, 2015

Lavage systems placed in the upper and lower eyelids developed complications 12.8% and 22.2% of the time, respectively.... Read More

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Australian Equine Vets Welcome Hendra Vaccine Registration

August 05, 2015

The Hendra virus vaccine received registration from the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Lyme Neuroborreliosis in Horses is Difficult

August 05, 2015

Researchers recently determined that diagnostic tests for Lyme neuroborreliosis have poor reliability.... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.

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Glanders Detected at 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities

August 04, 2015

A horse at the site tested positive in April, but officials say the diagnosis isn't necessarily cause for concern.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

August 04, 2015

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early-stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in South Dakota

August 03, 2015

Two confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis have been found in the western part of the state.... Read More

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Deltamethrin for Culicoides, AHS Control Studied

August 01, 2015

Researchers found that the insecticide deltamethrin did not appear to prevent midges from feeding on horses.... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV Cases Confirmed in Washington

July 31, 2015

Five new cases have been confirmed. Three horses are recovering, one died, and one was euthanized.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

July 31, 2015

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic.... Read More

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Texas Horse Owners: Take Steps to Protect Against EEE, WNV

July 30, 2015

As of July 30, three and five Texas horses have tested positive for WNV and EEE, respectively, so far this year. ... Read More

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Can Lavender, Tea Tree Oils Treat Chewing Lice in Donkeys?

July 30, 2015

Tea tree and lavender essential oils appear to be valuable aids in managing lice infestations, researchers found.... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Wyoming

July 29, 2015

A horse in Laramie County, Wyoming, tested positive for vesicular stomatitis on July 22, a USDA statement said.... Read More

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AAEP Aims to Enhance Horse Health, Racing Integrity

July 29, 2015

The 'Prescription for Racing Reform' seeks non-race day EIPH treatments, supports a 48-hour NSAID rule, and more.... Read More

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Wet Spring, High Mosquito Numbers Could Mean More WNV

July 29, 2015

Horse owners should take steps to protect their animals, including vaccinating and implementing insect control measures.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Networking Association Returns Aug. 18

July 28, 2015

The Aug. 18 lecture topic will be "Biosecurity and Vaccination: Evaluating Flu and Herpes Risk."... Read More

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All Texas Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantines Released

July 27, 2015

The final premises released was in Ward County, approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton. ... Read More

This horse with EGS exhibits weight loss and the characteristic "tucked up" abdomen.

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Equine Grass Sickness: What You Need to Know

July 27, 2015

This potentially deadly condition affects grazing horses. Learn about its clinical signs, treatments, and prognosis.... Read More

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Working Equids: The Impact of Infectious Disease

July 26, 2015

Despite the enormous positive impact of these horses and donkeys, their health isn't always a top priority for owners.... Read More

Carleigh Fedorka

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

July 25, 2015

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares.... Read More

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Slobbers in Horses

July 25, 2015

Slobbers often results from horses ingesting a compound (slaframine) produced by a fungus on legumes such as clover.... Read More