Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

September 07, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

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Preventing Pigeon Fever

September 06, 2017

Is my horse at risk of catching pigeon fever from another horse at my trainer's barn? ... Read More

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New Jersey Reports First EEE Case in a Horse of 2017

September 06, 2017

The unvaccinated 5-year-old mare from Cumberland County died Aug. 28. ... Read More

Scratches commonly affects the rear aspect of nonpigmented pasterns.

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What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

September 05, 2017

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches.... Read More

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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 04, 2017

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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Penn Vet Announces 2017-18 First Tuesday Lecture Series

September 03, 2017

Lecture topics will include anesthesia, eye emergencies, sports medicine, biosecurity, foaling problems, and more.... Read More

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Managing the Anxious Horse

September 03, 2017

Find out how to keep you, your prone-to-worry horse, and those around him safe.... Read More

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Two More Kansas Horses Confirmed EIA-Positive

September 02, 2017

One horse is located in Finney County and the other is located in Kearny County; both premises are under quarantine.... Read More

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The Horse, Kinetic Vet Partner for Skin Care Month

September 01, 2017

Look for skin-care and -disease related articles and information throughout September on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Second North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

September 01, 2017

Both affected horses are from the same Polk County farm, which is now under a voluntary quarantine.... Read More

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

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Equine Eye Problems 101

August 31, 2017

Eye problems are common in horses and can negatively impact training and quality of life. Here's what to know.... Read More

A blunt force or penetrating injury can cause corneal edema and cloudiness.

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Foggy Vision: Conditions That can Cloud the Equine Cornea

August 31, 2017

A number of things--some benign, some ­serious--can cause a cloudy eye. Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Bits and Breathing: What's the Relationship?

August 31, 2017

Mouth-gaping caused by bit pain could make it difficult for horses to breathe, researchers say.... Read More

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EEE Detected in Bryan County, Georgia, Horse

August 30, 2017

A horse in nearby Effingham County tested positive for EEE earlier this month. ... Read More

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First Confirmed Equine WNV Case in Montana for 2017

August 30, 2017

In 2016 Montana confirmed eight equine WNV cases in seven counties,... Read More

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California Confirms Tenth Equine WNV Case of 2017

August 30, 2017

The most recent case involves an unvaccinated yearling Quarter Horse colt from Lassen County. He is now recovering.... Read More

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Michigan Confirms First Case of EEE in a Horse for 2017

August 30, 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Standardbred colt from Wexford County did not survive. ... Read More

Veterinarians insert tubes into bite victims' nostrils to maintain air flow, as Dr. Barbara T. Page did for this patient.

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Rattlesnake Bite Recourse in Horses

August 29, 2017

One veterinarian describes how she handles these dangerous bites in horses. ... Read More

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Causes of Death in Ontario Racehorses Examined

August 29, 2017

Ontario's racing--and, thus, study--population includes Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses.... Read More

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New South Wales Celebrates 10 Years Free of Equine Influenza

August 28, 2017

Australian veterinarians identified equine influenza in August 2007. The disease was eradicated in six months.... Read More

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UK Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Heitz

August 26, 2017

After graduating from UK, Heitz entered vet school at Auburn University, where she is on track to graduate in May 2018.... Read More

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King William County, Virginia, Horses Test Positive for EHV

August 25, 2017

The newly confirmed cases are unrelated to the ones identified on a Culpeper farm 10 days ago.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Fifth USDA-NIFA Symposium on EAV

August 25, 2017

This year's symposium will focus on the outcomes of the EAV studies undertaken as part of the a USDA-NIFA grant.... Read More

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LMU Students Share Collaborative Research Project Updates

August 25, 2017

Research topics included deworming, cytokine production in senior horses, fatal suspensory apparatus injuries, and more.... Read More

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Equine Infectious Anemia Found in North Carolina Mule

August 25, 2017

The 14-year-old female mule from Johnston County has been euthanized.... Read More