Recent News for Infectious Diseases

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Clues for Recognizing Confusing Neurologic Syndromes

March 15, 2016

From behavioral changes to yawning, signs of neurologic problems in horses can be challenging to decipher.... Read More

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Pregnancy

March 14, 2016

Jennifer Linton, VMD, will describe what to expect when your horse is expecting on April 5 at the New Bolton Center.... Read More

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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

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WWI-Era Bacteria: The Key to Eradicating Strangles?

March 10, 2016

In the battle against strangles, researchers believe they've discovered a critical genomic influence: war.... Read More

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Sunland Park Racetrack Quarantine Lifted

March 09, 2016

Outside horses can enter the track, and the more than 1,600 horses housed on site since the outbreak began can leave. ... 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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TAHC Releases Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine

March 08, 2016

Texas officials have released the El Paso premises quarantined for equine herpesvirus.... 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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Fauquier County, Virginia, Training Facility Quarantined

March 02, 2016

The facility was quarantined after a horse previously residing there tested positive for EHV-1 in Florida.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Martin County, Florida

March 01, 2016

The affected horse, which was shipped from Virginia, tested positive for the neurotrophic form of the virus.... Read More

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Chemung County, New York, EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

February 29, 2016

The affected farm completed all quarantine requirements and only the index case showed signs of disease.... 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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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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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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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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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