Recent News for Respiratory Problems

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Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More

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Re-emergent Equine Diseases

April 11, 2015

Early recognition of emerging and re-emerging diseases is of paramount importance if their impact is to be minimized.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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Does Throat Spray Reach Horses' Upper Airway Structures?

April 07, 2015

Nasopharyngeal catheter administration results in good cover of the larynx, nasopharynx, and soft palate.... Read More

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Is HIP an Effective Treatment for R. equi?

March 26, 2015

Administering hyperimmune plasma (HIP) seems to have a positive effect on limiting R. equi infections.... Read More

When soaking hay, fill your bucket with cold water, submerge a haynet filled with a measured amount of your horse's hay for seven to 16 hours, remove it and let the excess soak water drip off, then dispose of the soak liquor away from waterways.

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Soak Away Your Hay's Hidden Dangers

March 16, 2015

Certain hays and horses don't marry well. Here's how to modify your forage.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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KER to Host Furosemide Seminar

March 10, 2015

The event, which is open to the public, will be held March 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Ocala, Florida.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Ontario Horse

February 27, 2015

A horse from the Regional Municipality of Waterloo has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV).... Read More

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CHRB Rule Would Void Claim if Horse Bleeds

February 23, 2015

Under the provision the official vet must observe a horse bleeding from one or both nostrils during or after the race.... Read More

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Burlington Co., New Jersey, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

February 23, 2015

A 5-year-old Westampton horse was euthanized after testing positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Scott County, Minnesota

February 16, 2015

The horse was euthanized on Feb. 12 after developing neurologic signs.... Read More

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

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Additional Neurologic EHV-1 Case Confirmed in Virginia

February 16, 2015

The horse is recovering in isolation at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg. ... Read More

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Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

February 16, 2015

Consider these tips to help protect your horse's breathing zone and most effectively achieve optimal respiratory health.... Read More

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Shipping Horses Long Distances

February 16, 2015

Consider these factors when transporting horses afar, be it to a show or a new home. ... Read More

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Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Galveston County, Texas

February 09, 2015

Officials have confirmed two cases of neurologic EHV-1 in horses at two stables in northwestern Galveston County.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Virginia Horse

February 06, 2015

A 14-year-old gelding from western Albemarle County has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1),... Read More

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Studying Emerging Diseases in the Equine Industry

January 30, 2015

Dr. Scott Weese studies microbial populations in the horses' digestive tracts, infection sources and carriers, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Eliminating Harmful Ammonia

January 27, 2015

Of the 915 respondents, 233 (25%) said they remove wet spots and use shavings or another product to control stall odors.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2014

January 21, 2015

Studies covered stem cells, nerve blocks, respiratory issues, joint supplements, kissing spines treatments, and more.... Read More

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A Fresh Look at Heaves

January 16, 2015

Researchers' definition of this respiratory issue continues to evolve. Here's what we currently know.... Read More

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Heaves, COPD, RAO, or Simply Equine Asthma?

January 06, 2015

What's the difference between heaves, COPD, RAO, and equine asthma? Dr. Laurent Couetil explains.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

January 02, 2015

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More