Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Horse Health Concerns: Equine Rhinitis Virus and Coronavirus

February 14, 2014

Veterinarians and horse owners should remain vigilant for these two relatively new horse health challenges.... Read More

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What to Expect with Standing Enucleations

February 13, 2014

Veterinarians have the option of removing an equine eye without the risks associated with general anesthesia.... Read More

Working horses undergo treatment for the fungal disease epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) at the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad veterinary clinic in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. Both animals' limbs are affected, but the horse on the left also suffers from facial lesions.

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Epizootic Lymphangitis: A Working Equid Disease

February 12, 2014

Epizootic lymphangitis (EZL) causes skin and eye lesions and loss of use in working horses and donkeys.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Researchers Study Coronavirus Outbreaks in Adult Horses

February 12, 2014

While coronavirus is commonly found in foals, it's been implicated in several outbreaks among adult horses.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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New Zealand Neurologic EHV-1: Seven Horses Euthanized

February 10, 2014

Thirteen horses on the property had been affected by neurologic EHV-1. Of those, seven have been euthanized.... Read More

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Managing Equine Eosinophilic Keratoconjunctivitis

February 10, 2014

Eosinophilic keratoconjunctivitis generally has severe clinical signs and requires prolonged treatment.... Read More

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Important Colic Observations

February 07, 2014

Owners can help their vets diagnose colic by offering the afflicted horse's complete health history. ... Read More

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Dr. Leroy Coggins Dies at 81

February 07, 2014

Leroy Coggins, DVM, PhD, who in 1970 developed the now ubiquitous Coggins test, has died at the age of 81.... Read More

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Prepurchase Examinations: Don't Forget the Eyes

February 06, 2014

But before you sign the papers for your new horse, have your veterinarian look the horse in the eye.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Health Conditions Discussed at CBA Seminar

February 05, 2014

Scoping yearlings and significant findings in radiographs were among the major topics covered.... Read More

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Bat Lyssavirus Test Aims to Speed Up Response Times

February 05, 2014

The first confirmed case of Australian bat lyssavirus in a horse was reported in May 2013 in Queensland.... Read More

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Belgian JEB Carrier Rate Steady; Mare Testing To Be Required

February 05, 2014

Such testing requirements aim to prevent the birth of JEB foals and reduce the number of carriers.... Read More

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New Zealand Reports First Neurologic EHV-1 Case

February 04, 2014

Officials confirmed the country's first case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on a single stud farm.... Read More

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Preventing Shipping Fever

February 03, 2014

Before shipping your horse this winter, learn about best ways to prevent this pulmonary disorder. ... Read More

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Repairing Equine Eyelid Lacerations

February 03, 2014

Although eyelid lacerations are common, they should be considered surgical emergencies.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Got Ulcers?

February 01, 2014

Learn about gastric ulcers and how to treat them and decrease their likelihood of causing your horse distress.... Read More

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Equine Colic Risk Factors

January 31, 2014

Certain management factors might affect the likelihood of colic episodes.... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Clinicians Test New Way to Diagnose Equine Eye Problems

January 30, 2014

Corneal confocal microscopy can help veterinarians identify microscopic foreign objects in horses' eyes.... Read More

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Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

January 30, 2014

Vets have made great strides in EMS diagnosis and management, but there's still much work to be done.... Read More

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Understanding Rain Rot

January 29, 2014

Practicing good hygiene and reducing environmental risk factors can help keep a horse from getting rain rot.... Read More

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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's 
Brave Battle

January 29, 2014

Learn about St Nicholas Abbey's battle with a fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.... Read More

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10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 27, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

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Olympic Eventer Lionheart Euthanized

January 27, 2014

The 12-year-old Westphalian gelding was euthanized Jan. 18 in Florida following two colic surgeries.... Read More