Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 19, 2016

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Arena Dust Control

July 19, 2016

Of the 299 respondents, 196 (66%) said they use a sprinkler or water to help control arena dust. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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South Carolina Confirms Ninth Equine EEE Case of 2016

July 18, 2016

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Mustang mare residing in Berkley County did not survive.... Read More

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Feeding Racehorses With the Digestive Tract in Mind

July 18, 2016

Design a feeding program that provides adequate calories without putting the horse at risk for gastrointestinal upset.... Read More

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Blister Beetle Basics

July 17, 2016

Blister beetles in your horse's alfalfa can be deadly. Here's what to watch for and how to keep your horses healthy.... Read More

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Florida Confirms Twelfth Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 15, 2016

The affected horse, an unvaccinated 8-year-old mustang mare, was euthanized July 7.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Additional Equine EEE Cases Confirmed in South Carolina

July 13, 2016

The state veterinarian's office reported three new cases on July 12, bringing the state's 2016 case count to eight.... Read More

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Avoid Equine Pistacia Poisoning This Fall

July 13, 2016

If ingested, the leaves and seeds on trees of this genus can cause hemolytic anemia and death in horses.... Read More

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Equine West Nile Threat Increases During Mosquito Season

July 13, 2016

Vaccination and proper management techniques can help offer horses protection from disease.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Racehorse Respiratory Health

July 13, 2016

Reducing particulates in a horse's environment can go a long way toward ensuring his airway is as healthy as possible.... Read More

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Virginia Reports Second Equine EEE Case for 2016

July 12, 2016

The affected horse, a Thoroughbred from Suffolk, had been vaccinated and is recovering.... Read More

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Equine Skin Issues: Scratching the Surface

July 12, 2016

What's causing the hives, hair loss, and scabs on your horse's body?... Read More

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Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

July 11, 2016

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Challenging Nature on Equine Infectious Diseases

July 10, 2016

A pathologist shares his thoughts on evolving microbes and how researchers are working to control associated disease.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

July 10, 2016

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2016

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Equine Congenital Cardiovascular Anomalies

July 09, 2016

Congenital cardiovascular malformations are rare in horses but can have serious implications. ... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners: Take Precautions Against WNV

July 08, 2016

Rising temperatures and mosquito populations prompted officials to encourage owners to vaccinate horses against WNV.... Read More

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New Resistance Genes: What's the Threat to Horses?

July 07, 2016

A recently discovered resistance gene in bacteria has focused attention on emerging multidrug resistance.... Read More

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My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More

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California Confirms First Equine WNV Case for 2016

July 06, 2016

The unvaccinated Thoroughbred mare from San Diego County is recovering slowly.... Read More

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Vector-Borne Diseases' Emergent Threat for Horses

July 06, 2016

Many diseases were once considered geographically restricted. But disease migration has eliminated that complacency.... Read More

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

July 06, 2016

Is it dangerous for my horse to graze near areas with black walnut trees and walk through fallen walnuts? ... Read More