Recent News for Neurologic Disease

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Five New York Horses Confirmed With Equine Infectious Anemia

March 10, 2016

Officials have quarantined the farm where all five infected horses reside.... Read More

Approximately 80% of gray horses will develop melanomas by the time they’re 15 years old. These skin growths are malignant tumors usually located near the anus, vulva, sheath, penis, ears, salivary glands, and underside of the tail.

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Metastasizing Melanoma

March 09, 2016

Can melanomas spread to a horse's central nervous system? If so, are there any treatments available? ... Read More

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Equine Rabies Reported in Florida

March 08, 2016

This is Florida's first reported equine rabies case of 2016.... Read More

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More Research Needed to Ensure Horses Stay Safe From Tetanus

March 04, 2016

An Australian veterinarian is researching the role tetanus vaccine has in preventing disease in horses in that country.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

March 02, 2016

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... 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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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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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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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

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Wobbler Syndrome: What's Going on With the Neck Vertebrae?

February 10, 2016

Researchers examined bone and cartilage lesions on MRI and micro-CT to better understand their distribution and type.... Read More

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Testing for EPM, Lyme, and Other Equine Neurologic Diseases

February 08, 2016

A neurology specialist reviews the confusing landscape of laboratory diagnostics for neurologic disease in live horses.... Read More

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Do You Vaccinate Your Horse for Rabies? Readers Weigh In

February 03, 2016

Readers share their thoughts on vaccinating horses for rabies following a recently confirmed equine case. ... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

January 14, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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York County, South Carolina, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

January 14, 2016

The horse initially appeared lame but later exhibited aggressive behavior and was euthanized on Jan. 8.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2015

January 01, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, herpesvirus, influenza, Getah virus, and strangles, among others.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More

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Texas WNV Case Count Rises to 38

December 30, 2015

The affected horses were either unvaccinated or were not up-to-date on their vaccinations. ... Read More

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APHIS Seeking Comments on EIA Control

December 11, 2015

The group says it will use the input received to formulate recommendations for EIA control.... Read More

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More

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Texas Equine WNV Count Plateaus at 33

November 12, 2015

Most of the WNV-positive horses had not been vaccinated.... Read More

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EEE Detected in Horse Near Sundridge, Ontario

November 11, 2015

A viral disease, EEE affects the central nervous system and is transmitted to horses by infected mosquitoes. ... Read More