Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

Kelly Layne hugs Udon P at the end of a Grand Prix freestyle test performed at Dressage at Devon horse show in Devon, Pennsylvania in September 2014.

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Grand Prix Horse Recovers from Heart Condition

October 08, 2015

International dressage horse Udon P is back in the ring after a successful heart treatment at the University of Florida.... Read More

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Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

With a mortality rate of 90% in horses, EEE is a serious mosquito-borne disease. ... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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Equine Grass Sickness Shares Signs With Human Disease

October 06, 2015

Horses with grass sickness have similar signs of disease as people with Alzheimer's, a study has found.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms Third Equine EEE Case of 2015

October 05, 2015

The 19-week-old Racking Horse filly from Chesapeake had not been vaccinated yet. She was euthanized Sept. 24.... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

October 04, 2015

Senior horses diagnosed with heaves face more obstacles than their younger counterparts. ... Read More

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Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Consensus Statement

October 03, 2015

The statement summarizes the current knowledge about ulcers and is designed to provide guidelines for veterinarians.... Read More

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Kentucky Reports Two More Equine WNV Cases

October 01, 2015

The two unvaccinated horses--one from Montgomery County and one from Nelson County--are alive, as of Oct. 1.... Read More

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Jackson County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for WNV

October 01, 2015

Despite cooler temperatures, officials are urging area owners to take steps to protect their horses from disease.... Read More

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Equine WNV Cases Reported in Southern France

September 29, 2015

Two horses have been euthanized and dozens more quarantined in a rare West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak in France.... Read More

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Respiratory Problems and Poor Performance

September 29, 2015

Vets can evaluate and treat performance-limiting respiratory problems to help return the patient to peak performance.... Read More

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Additional Cases of EEE Found in Michigan Horses

September 28, 2015

The unvaccinated horses from Calhoun and Van Buren counties have been euthanized. ... Read More

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Manufacturer Recalls Potentially Contaminated Horse Feed

September 27, 2015

Western Milling voluntarily recalled horse feed that could be contaminated with monensin, which is toxic to horses.... Read More

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The Connection Between Moldy Hay and Heaves

September 27, 2015

Moldy hay can can contribute to several respiratory problems in horses, the most important of which is heaves. ... Read More

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Fighting White Line Disease

September 26, 2015

Proper hoof care, diet, and environment are key to curbing this aggressive fungal infection. ... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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Colorado VS: 46 Locations Quarantined

September 25, 2015

Officials say more than 200 vesicular stomatitis (VS) quarantines have been released thus far in Colorado.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center to Host Immunology Symposium in November

September 25, 2015

This symposium will focus on the immune system's role in equine diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.... Read More

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10 PPID Resources on TheHorse.com

September 24, 2015

We've searched through our archives and compiled 10 resources to help raise your PPID IQ.... Read More

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Texas Confirms 19 Equine West Nile Virus Cases

September 23, 2015

The majority of the affected horses were not previously vaccinated against West Nile virus.... Read More

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Test Shows Minnesota Horse Did Not Have EHV-1

September 23, 2015

The horse developed neurologic signs at the Minnesota State 4-H Horse Show and was euthanized Sept. 18.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

September 22, 2015

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones.... Read More

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Neurologic Horse Euthanized at Minnesota State 4-H Show

September 21, 2015

The horse was euthanized Sept. 18 after developing neurologic signs. EHV-1 test results are expected this week.... Read More