Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Examining Horse Deaths Related to Endurance Rides

February 28, 2016

From 2002 to 2014, researchers identified a fatality rate of 0.32 per 1,000 starts in endurance horses.... Read More

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Anticoagulant Rodenticide and Sudden Horse Deaths

February 27, 2016

Researchers found that anticoagulant rodenticide ingestion coupled with strenuous exercise can be fatal to horses.... Read More

Star, a 32-year-old mare, survived equine herpesvirus earlier this month. She had the respiratory form of the disease.

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How I Navigated EHV-1 in My Boarding Barn

February 26, 2016

A barn owner describes dealing with equine herpesvirus on her farm and shares what she learned from the experience.... Read More

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Panel Examines Possible Research Paths for EIPH Treatment

February 25, 2016

The AAEP released a list of research topics identified by a panel as central to the goal of understanding EIPH. ... Read More

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Cookies Linked to Horse Death

February 25, 2016

One California horse is dead and another recovering after consuming cookies laced with oleander.... Read More

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10 Vesicular Stomatitis Resources on TheHorse.com

February 24, 2016

Learn about this pathogen that's spreading across the country and how to keep your horse from contracting it.... Read More

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UKVDL offers Rhodococcus equi Testing

February 24, 2016

The tests offered to help diagnose R. equi include foal necropsy, cytology, and more.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Two Texas Horses

February 23, 2016

The El Paso County horses are now two of 74 linked to an equine herpesvirus outbreak at Sunland Park in New Mexico.... Read More

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Feeding the Picky Pre-PPID Horse

February 22, 2016

A nutritionist offers ideas for getting a pre-Cushing's horse to eat his supplements while maintaining his special diet.... Read More

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Interspecies Threats: Is Your Horse at Risk?

February 22, 2016

Discover what diseases your horse can catch from other animals, big and small. ... Read More

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Causes of Poor Equine Body Condition in Nicaragua

February 22, 2016

It's nearly impossible to separate simple malnutrition from the presence of other diseases, one veterinarian said. ... Read More

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Arizona Lifts Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantine

February 19, 2016

The Arizona Department of Agriculture lifted its quarantine of Turf Paradise Racetrack, in Phoenix, on Feb. 18, 2016.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Chemung County, New York, Horse

February 16, 2016

The aged Quarter Horse mare tested positive last week and remains under quarantine.... Read More

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Heat Waves, Pollen Could Worsen Equine Asthma Signs

February 16, 2016

Asthmatic horses' clinical signs worsened when temperature and humidity increased suddenly, researchers found.... Read More

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Poll Recap: EPM Experiences

February 16, 2016

Of the 467 respondents, only 118 (25%) said they have owned a horse with equine protozoal myeloencephalitis. ... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

February 16, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 70

February 16, 2016

Meanwhile, two local training centers--Jovi and Lazy S--have been released from quarantine.... Read More

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Peat Gets Thumbs Up as Horse Bedding

February 16, 2016

Peat might not be pretty, but study results suggest it might be better for your horse's health than wood shavings.... Read More

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A Review of the Many Faces of Placentitis

February 15, 2016

Placentitis can wreak havoc for mare owners, so it's important for vets to have a good understanding of the condition.... Read More

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Vaccinate Texas Horses for EEE, WNV

February 14, 2016

Officials are urging vaccination following high disease rates in Texas horses last year.... Read More

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University of Tennessee to Host Conference for Horse Owners

February 13, 2016

Lecture topics include nutrition, PPID, parasitology, back pain, toxic plants, natural foot care, and dentistry.... Read More

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Hyperimmune Plasma and R. equi Pneumonia Severity

February 13, 2016

Giving foals hyperimmune plasma did not prevent infection, but it did reduce the severity of R. equi pneumonia.... Read More

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Neurology, Lameness

February 12, 2016

Neil Mittelman, DVM, and Holly Stewart, VMD, will present a joint lecture on March 1 at the New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Okeechobee County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for EIA

February 12, 2016

This is the first Florida EIA case in 2016, the Equine Disease Communication Center reported.... Read More

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Equine Neurologic Exams: Be Thorough and Consistent

February 12, 2016

Thorough exams can help vets localize lesions to specific areas of the nervous system based on observed clinical signs.... Read More