Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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TAHC Releases Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine

March 08, 2016

Texas officials have released the El Paso premises quarantined for equine herpesvirus.... Read More

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Equine Rabies Reported in Florida

March 08, 2016

This is Florida's first reported equine rabies case of 2016.... Read More

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Cushing's and EMS: What's the Difference?

March 06, 2016

Practitioners must use clinical signs and laboratory testing to distinguish between these sometimes similar ailments.... Read More

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Autologous Vaccination a Safe, Affordable Sarcoid Treatment

March 05, 2016

The procedure involves removing a sarcoid from the horse and implanting pieces of it back into the horse's neck.... Read More

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More Research Needed to Ensure Horses Stay Safe From Tetanus

March 04, 2016

An Australian veterinarian is researching the role tetanus vaccine has in preventing disease in horses in that country.... Read More

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Flying Horses: What to Consider

March 03, 2016

Be mindful of the associated health risks and understand how to best manage your horse before and after air travel.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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Fauquier County, Virginia, Training Facility Quarantined

March 02, 2016

The facility was quarantined after a horse previously residing there tested positive for EHV-1 in Florida.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Smelly Stalls

March 01, 2016

Of the 802 respondents, 170 (21%) said they use a stall freshener or deodorizer on an as-needed basis.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Martin County, Florida

March 01, 2016

The affected horse, which was shipped from Virginia, tested positive for the neurotrophic form of the virus.... Read More

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Chemung County, New York, EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

February 29, 2016

The affected farm completed all quarantine requirements and only the index case showed signs of disease.... Read More

Squamous cell carcinoma can involve several parts of the eye, including the lower eyelid.

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SCC: Not So Easy on the Eyes

February 29, 2016

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer of the equine eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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California Horse Owners Seek Damages From Feed Maker

February 29, 2016

A group of owners allege that monensin-contaminated feed from Western Milling caused their horses to become ill or die.... Read More

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Examining Horse Deaths Related to Endurance Rides

February 28, 2016

From 2002 to 2014, researchers identified a fatality rate of 0.32 per 1,000 starts in endurance horses.... Read More

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Anticoagulant Rodenticide and Sudden Horse Deaths

February 27, 2016

Researchers found that anticoagulant rodenticide ingestion coupled with strenuous exercise can be fatal to horses.... Read More

Star, a 32-year-old mare, survived equine herpesvirus earlier this month. She had the respiratory form of the disease.

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How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

February 26, 2016

A barn owner describes dealing with equine herpesvirus on her farm and shares what she learned from the experience.... Read More

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Panel Examines Possible Research Paths for EIPH Treatment

February 25, 2016

The AAEP released a list of research topics identified by a panel as central to the goal of understanding EIPH. ... Read More

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Cookies Linked to Horse Death

February 25, 2016

One California horse is dead and another recovering after consuming cookies laced with oleander.... Read More

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10 Vesicular Stomatitis Resources on TheHorse.com

February 24, 2016

Learn about this pathogen that's spreading across the country and how to keep your horse from contracting it.... Read More

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UKVDL offers Rhodococcus equi Testing

February 24, 2016

The tests offered to help diagnose R. equi include foal necropsy, cytology, and more.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Two Texas Horses

February 23, 2016

The El Paso County horses are now two of 74 linked to an equine herpesvirus outbreak at Sunland Park in New Mexico.... Read More

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Feeding the Picky Pre-PPID Horse

February 22, 2016

A nutritionist offers ideas for getting a pre-Cushing's horse to eat his supplements while maintaining his special diet.... Read More

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Interspecies Threats: Is Your Horse at Risk?

February 22, 2016

Discover what diseases your horse can catch from other animals, big and small. ... Read More

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Causes of Poor Equine Body Condition in Nicaragua

February 22, 2016

It's nearly impossible to separate simple malnutrition from the presence of other diseases, one veterinarian said. ... Read More

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Arizona Lifts Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantine

February 19, 2016

The Arizona Department of Agriculture lifted its quarantine of Turf Paradise Racetrack, in Phoenix, on Feb. 18, 2016.... Read More