Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Correcting Equine Nasal Collapse Caused by Nerve Damage

July 08, 2017

Learn how veterinarians treated an 18-month-old Andalusian colt that suffered nasal collapse after a training accident.... Read More

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Getting a Second Wind: Helping Equine Athletes Breathe

July 07, 2017

Are breathing issues slowing your horse down? Here are some surgical and management options that might help.... Read More

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Take-Homes From the 2017 Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

July 07, 2017

More than 80 attendees and guests attended the IEOC's annual symposium held June 1-3 in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... Read More

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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

July 04, 2017

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

Bornaviruses cause a lethal disease in horses, the borna disease. The pathogens are transmitted by shrews.

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Regional Borna Disease Hot Spot Discovered in Upper Austria

June 30, 2017

Bornaviruses are known to cause a lethal form of encephalitis, called borna disease, in horses and sheep. ... Read More

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Creepy Crawlies, Part 1: Mighty Mosquitoes

June 30, 2017

They might be small, but these flying fiends can spread some deadly diseases. ... Read More

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How Do You Handle Colic?

June 30, 2017

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Disease: Is Your Horse at Risk?

June 28, 2017

These pests can transmit a variety of dangerous pathogens, depending on certain factors in your region.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Concerns About Equine Mosquito-Borne Diseases

June 27, 2017

Of the 274 respondents, 201 (73%) said they are most concerned about West Nile virus.... Read More

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Improving Dry Equine Skin and Coats With Nutrition

June 26, 2017

Do you have a horse with flaky skin and a dry mane and tail? The right feed might help.... Read More

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New African Horse Sickness Diagnostic Test Developed

June 26, 2017

The new test takes just four hours to complete. Previous tests took up to two weeks.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

June 26, 2017

Many cases of colic in foals can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... Read More

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Recognizing and Handling Equine Eye Issues

June 26, 2017

It's crucial to identify and treat abnormalities quickly. Here's what to watch for. ... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

June 24, 2017

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

June 23, 2017

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

June 21, 2017

Does your colicking horse need to go to a clinic? Here's how veterinarians determine the need for referral.... Read More

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

June 19, 2017

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Exploring Equine Seasonal Allergies

June 17, 2017

Allergies are common in horses. Here's a look at how veterinarians and owners can identify the causes.... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

June 16, 2017

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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Addressing Unwanted Behavior in Performance Mares

June 16, 2017

Unwanted behavior can have a significant impact on mares' and fillies' performance across a range of competition events.... Read More

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Medical Colic Management: What to Know

June 14, 2017

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function.... Read More