Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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EHV-1 Prevalence in Horses With Respiratory Disease

April 18, 2016

Submitting blood and nasal secretion samples gives vets the best chance of accurately diagnosing EHV, researchers found.... Read More

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Do Elite Show Jumpers Get the Nutrition They Need?

April 18, 2016

Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips surveyed elite show jumper owners/managers about their horse's diets. Here's what she found.... Read More

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Mesh Successful at Preventing Nephrosplenic Entrapment

April 17, 2016

None of the 26 study horses suffered nephrosplenic entrapment recurrence following surgery.... Read More

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Study: Not All Maple Species Contain Hypoglycin A

April 16, 2016

Hypoglycin A is the toxin behind the potentially deadly muscular disease atypical myopathy.... Read More

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Monmouth Park Announces New Health Protocols For Shippers

April 15, 2016

The new measures come in response to a number equine herpesvirus-1 cases at nearby Parx Racing, in Pennsylvania.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Unvaccinated Florida Horse

April 14, 2016

The affected 18-month-old Quarter Horse died on April 4.... Read More

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Infographic: Sunburn and Horses

April 13, 2016

Sun damage is serious in horses. In this infographic, find how to protect you pink-skinned horses from the sun.... Read More

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IDDSP Surgery Type's Impact on Race Performance

April 13, 2016

Racing performance was unaltered regardless of which technique was used to correct soft palate displacement.... Read More

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Fluid Therapy: Are We Overdoing It?

April 12, 2016

Researchers found that many horses recovering from colic surgery probably don't require as much water as once thought.... Read More

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Parx EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

April 11, 2016

As of April 10, four horses--including the index case--have died or been euthanized.... Read More

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Moldy Hay: Bad for Horses, Bad for Humans

April 11, 2016

Certain strains of fungi found in moldy fodder can cause serious problems in both horses and handlers, scientists found.... Read More

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HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More

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Recognizing Klebsiella Pneumonia in Practice

April 10, 2016

Researchers found that bloody nasal discharge was common in horses with Klebsiella pneumonia.... Read More

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The Importance of Postmortem Exams on Aborted Fetuses

April 09, 2016

Post-mortem exams are crucial to determine what caused the abortion. Here's what your veterinarian will look for.... Read More

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Managing Toxic Trees on Horse Farms

April 08, 2016

Some trees can kill horses, and horses can kill trees; ensure the equine-arbor relationship on your farm is positive.... Read More

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Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

April 08, 2016

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS.... Read More

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Study: Cardiac Recovery Time Identified as Heritable Trait

April 07, 2016

Selective breeding could lead to horses more tailored for endurance and improve welfare and performance, scientists say.... Read More

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Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing

April 06, 2016

Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

April 06, 2016

What might cause one horse to have many ticks on him while his pasturemate only has a few?... Read More

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Kentucky Mosquitoes' Impact on Horses

April 05, 2016

Learn which mosquitoes can transmit disease and how to manage populations on your farm.... Read More

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A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

April 05, 2016

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases.... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More

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Syndromic Surveillance and Spatial Epidemiology

April 04, 2016

Find out how data can help improve horse owners' knowledge of equine disease risks in their area.... Read More

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Two Barns at Pennsylvania Track Quarantined for EHV-1

April 04, 2016

A horse previously stabled at Parx Racing tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 and was euthanized April 2.... Read More

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Vets: Need for New AHS Vaccines 'Urgent'

April 03, 2016

African horse sickness has the potential to spread due to climate change and increased international horse movement.... Read More