Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Promoting Metabolic Wellness

August 11, 2014

Find out what you can do to help prevent your horse from developing equine metabolic syndrome or PPID.... Read More

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Is Your Horse's Feed Safe for Him to Consume?

August 10, 2014

Feed milled at plants that produce other feeds with ionophores could contain a substance toxic to horses.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

August 09, 2014

Get tips on how you and your horse can avoid contracting a tick-borne disease.... Read More

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Potomac Horse Fever: True or False?

August 08, 2014

How much do you know about Potomac horse fever? Test your knowledge! ... Read More

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Colorado, Texas Report Additional VS Cases

August 07, 2014

Animal health officials in Colorado and Texas have reported additional equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) cases.... Read More

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Hay Tested After California Horses Become Ill

August 07, 2014

One professor believes the hay contained a naturally occurring chemical that made the horses photosensitive.... Read More

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North Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Cases of 2014

August 07, 2014

Two unvaccinated horses--one from Carteret County and one from Bladen County--died after contracting EEE.... Read More

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Hay Grid Feeders Can Reduce Horses' Intake

August 07, 2014

Horses consumed less of the offered hay when fed in the grid feeder (48%) than when fed on the ground (60%).... Read More

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Salix: Is Change on the Horizon?

August 06, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on Salix's state in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Zoonoses: What Horse Owners Need to Know

August 06, 2014

Here's what you need to know about zoonoses that affect horses and how to prevent them. ... Read More

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Are Blue-Eyed Horses More Prone to Eye Disease?

August 05, 2014

Blue-eyed horses aren't more at risk for general vision or eye problems than their brown-eyed counterparts.... Read More

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Veterinarians Review Equine Herpesvirus

August 05, 2014

Penn Vet experts share insight on recognizing and treating EHV-1 and how officials manage outbreaks.... Read More

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Escambia County, Florida, Horse Euthanized due to EEE

August 04, 2014

The unvaccinated horse was recently euthanized after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

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Ribby Race Filly

August 04, 2014

How can an owner help a ribby but successful racehorse gain weight? Our source shares some tips.... Read More

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Top Thoroughbred Trainers Support Phasing Out Furosemide

August 04, 2014

The trainers back a plan to eliminate race-day medication in the United States beginning next season. ... Read More

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Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus Found in Neurologic Horse

August 03, 2014

The virus once thought to be inert in horses was identified in a neurologic Brazilian horse, researchers say.... Read More

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Piro-Like Syndrome Making Waves in France

August 02, 2014

French scientists are researching how to prevent the spread of an equine disease they've termed "piro-like."... Read More

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Examine Hay for Toxic Striped Blister Beetles

August 01, 2014

Blister beetles produce the caustic oily compound cantharidin, which can cause horses to become sick or die.... Read More

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14 Additional Texas Premises Quarantined for VS

July 31, 2014

To date, 35 premises in nine Texas counties have been quarantined due to VS-positive horses and cattle.... Read More

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Number of Colorado Facilities with Equine VS Jumps to 21

July 30, 2014

The quarantines are located in Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, Larimer, and Weld counties.... Read More

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Infographic: Does My Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

July 30, 2014

Up to 90% of horses have gastric ulcers. Discover their clinical signs, treatments, and management strategies.... Read More

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Utah Horse Owners Advised to Take Precautions against WNV

July 30, 2014

Officials strongly advises owners to vaccinate horses against West Nile virus (WNV) if they haven't already.... Read More

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Study: EIPH Does Not Shorten Racing Careers

July 29, 2014

Researchers found no difference in career longevity between horses that experience EIPH and those that don't.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Dental Care Costs

July 29, 2014

Of the 868 respondents, 359 (41%) said their annual dental care costs vary depending on their horses' needs. ... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More