Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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What's the Best Diagnostic Test for Strangles?

November 25, 2015

Penn Vet researchers recently examined different methods for diagnosing strangles.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More

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Do Current EMS Treatments Work?

November 23, 2015

Current treatment options can be successful but only with sufficient veterinary support and advice, researchers found.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 11 Counties

November 20, 2015

Forty-five premises remain quarantined while restrictions have been lifted on 376 facilities.... Read More

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Arabian Horse Foundation Announces Equine Research Funding

November 18, 2015

The foundation is supporting projects on EMS, juvenile idiopathic epilepsy, and hoof imbalance and lameness.... Read More

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Douglas to Discuss Equine Colic During Free Lecture

November 17, 2015

Hope Douglas, VMD, will discuss types of colic, as well as evaluation and treatment both in the field and in a hospital.... Read More

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More

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Breeding the Problem Mare With Endometritis

November 15, 2015

Learn how to manage these challenging cases and improve the mare's chance of producing a live foal.... Read More

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The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

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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Texas Equine WNV Count Plateaus at 33

November 12, 2015

Most of the WNV-positive horses had not been vaccinated.... Read More

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USEF Announces New Equine Vaccination Rule

November 12, 2015

All horses must be accompanied by documentation of equine influenza and herpesvirus vaccinations within six months.... Read More

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EEE Detected in Horse Near Sundridge, Ontario

November 11, 2015

A viral disease, EEE affects the central nervous system and is transmitted to horses by infected mosquitoes. ... Read More

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Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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NYSGC to Screen Racehorses for Heart Issues

November 09, 2015

The commission hopes a smartphone-based ECG device could help reduce risk of sudden death of racehorses.... Read More

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What's Lurking in Your Forage?

November 09, 2015

From toxins and molds to opossum droppings and animal carcasses, forage can contain a variety of harmful contaminants.... Read More

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Grooming Your Horse: Deep Down Clean

November 08, 2015

Daily grooming gives you a chance to detect and monitor any injuries or other health problems.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Positive Diagnoses in 17 Counties

November 06, 2015

Eighty locations remain under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle tested positive for vesicular stomatitis (VS).... Read More

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

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New Drug for Insulin-Resistant Horses in Development

November 05, 2015

Scientists are investigating an active pharmaceutical ingredient called NP-500 with studies in horses.... Read More

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A Confused Hair Coat

November 04, 2015

Why would a 9-year-old horse grow winter hair during the summer months? ... Read More

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Vesicular Stomatitis Still Present in Utah Livestock

November 03, 2015

Cases remain in Duchesne, Uintah, and Utah counties, where premises are in varying stages of quarantine.... Read More

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Cardiac Recovery Time in Endurance Horses Evaluated

November 03, 2015

Veterinarians and riders should consider cardiac recovery times of more than 13 minutes as a warning sign of a problem.... Read More

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FDA Approves Loading Dose for EPM Treatment

November 02, 2015

The FDA approved a loading dose for Marquis, which is also the first FDA-approved EPM treatment.... Read More