Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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Narrow Escape: Caring for Equine Barn Fire Survivors

February 07, 2017

Just because a horse survives a barn fire doesn't mean he's out of harm's way.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Poll Recap: Equine Dental Exams

February 07, 2017

Of the 911 respondents, 802 (88%) said their horse has had a dental exam or treatment in the past 12 months.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

February 06, 2017

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Quebec Horse

February 05, 2017

A horse in the Lanaudiere region tested positive in January. This is Quebec's first positive EIA test since 2011.... Read More

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How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

February 03, 2017

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others.... Read More

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Los Angeles County EHV Quarantine Released

February 01, 2017

Officials released the facility from quarantine put in place after two horses there tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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Los Angeles Equestrian Center EHV Quarantine Released

January 31, 2017

The last horse in isolation met the negative test requirements and has been released from quarantine.... Read More

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Class 1 Malocclusions: To Treat or Not to Treat?

January 31, 2017

Learn about mild bite misalignments, the forces that impact them, and considerations about correcting them.... Read More

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Addressing the 'Air Fern' in Your Barn

January 30, 2017

Roly-poly, cresty-necked horses and ponies are in harm's way. Here's how to help your overweight equid shed pounds.... Read More

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Study: Cowpox Behind Mare's Late-Term Abortion

January 28, 2017

Equine cowbox infections are extremely rare, with only two other cases ever reported.... Read More

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How Immunosenescence Impacts Senior Horse Care

January 27, 2017

Your horse's immune system is aging with him. Here's what to remember when managing your old horses.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at Keeneland

January 27, 2017

Four horses at Keeneland's Rice Road Training Center have tested positive and were placed in isolation.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Concerns for Kentucky Foal Crop

January 25, 2017

The UKVDL saw 10 nocardioform placentitis abortions in December 2016 and eight in the first two weeks of January.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Cases Confirmed at Turfway, Keeneland

January 25, 2017

Two horses from one barn at Turfway and one horse at Keeneland have tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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February KENA Meeting to Focus on EHV

January 24, 2017

Kenton Morgan, DVM, Dipl. ACT; Joe Lyman, DVM, MS; and Rusty Ford will each present on different aspects of EHV-1. ... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 23, 2017

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Horse Previously Stabled at Turfway Park

January 23, 2017

A Thoroughbred filly is isolated at a private farm while one barn at the Kentucky track is currently quarantined.... Read More

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Do Probiotics Help Prevent Foal Diarrhea?

January 22, 2017

The probiotic researchers tested had "disappointing" results, but not all studies have yielded negative results.... Read More

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USDA APHIS Adds Korea to List of CEM-Affected Regions

January 20, 2017

Horses from Korea will be subject to import restrictions to reduce risk of CEM being brought to the United States.... Read More

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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

January 19, 2017

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Jefferson County, Florida, Horse

January 19, 2017

The 6-year-old Quarter Horse mare, a recent rescue with an unknown vaccination history, was euthanized.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Some Horses Could be Released Soon

January 19, 2017

The quarantine will phase out starting with the 42 barns where horses never showed clinical signs of disease.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at One Facility

January 17, 2017

While two premises in Oldham County remain under quarantine, the outbreaks are unrelated, animal health officials say.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Entire Facility Quarantined

January 17, 2017

The EDCC says at least 38 horses tested positive for non-neurologic EHV-1 and two tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More