Recent News for More Diseases & Conditions

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Diet Restriction for Equine Weight Loss

December 29, 2012

Researchers found that dietary restriction to 1.25% of body mass can promote weight loss, to a certain extent.... Read More

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12 Christmas Wishes for Horses, Owners from Veterinary Experts

December 25, 2012

Consider the following "wishes" equine experts made to help maximize your horses' quality of life. ... Read More

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Toxic Weeds Likely Behind the Deaths of 19 BLM Horses

December 17, 2012

Preliminary results from Colorado State University suggests ingestion of the plant caused the horses' deaths.... Read More

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Simultaneous Ivermectin and Solanum Plant Poisoning in Horses

December 07, 2012

Horses consuming Solanum plants could be at risk for ivermectin toxicity, even if the drug is dosed correctly.... Read More

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UK to Host 2013 Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course

December 04, 2012

The programs will highlight industry research findings, reproduction topics, and horse management issues.... Read More

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Bitting Problems and Your Horse

December 03, 2012

Evaluate dental health and bit suitability to determine if your bit could be causing training issues.... Read More

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Study: EHV-1 Not Linked to Headshaking

November 30, 2012

Researchers recently tested if idiopathic headshaking in horses could be similar to a condition in humans.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Common Milkweed

November 16, 2012

Common milkweed produces cardiac-glycosides that are toxic to horses and can cause death within 24 hours.... Read More

The chronic form of equine grass sickness causes sudden extreme weight loss leading to a "wasp waist" appearance.

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Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Pilot Study Announced

November 12, 2012

This pilot study is in preparation for a full vaccine trial, which is likely to commence in 2013 or 2014.... Read More

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Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

November 06, 2012

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay.... Read More

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WSU Lecture: Assessing Equine Heart Murmur Significance

October 21, 2012

Veterinarians can earn 1 CE hour for attending the Nov. 6 webinar.... Read More

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Fluoridated Water and Horses

October 14, 2012

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses.... Read More

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Horse Owners Warned that Ragwort in UK "Worse than Ever"

October 07, 2012

Ragwort is a poisonous weed for horses which results resulting in liver damage and, sometimes, death.... Read More

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Effect of Restricted Grazing on Hindgut pH and Fluid Balance

October 03, 2012

Restricted pasture access does not have negative effects on hindgut fermentation or fluid balance.... Read More

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Inguinal Hernia in Horses

October 01, 2012

My gelding has been diagnosed with a hernia between the omentum and the inguinal ring. He hasn't had signs of ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Daniel Hestad

September 29, 2012

Hestad studied how endophyte-infected tall fescue seed ingestion would affect nonpregnant mares.
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Counterfeit Equine Anemia Drug Surfaces in Canada

September 24, 2012

Bioniche annouced that Hippirontm 1000 has been counterfeited and was being sold via an Internet website.... Read More

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Equine Wolf Teeth

September 09, 2012

While these teeth usually don't pose a health risk to the horse, they are often removed in performance horses.... Read More

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Tumors and Treatments

August 31, 2012

These lumps and bumps can mean trouble, but researchers are making headway in defining tumor treatment strateg... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Wild Carrot

August 25, 2012

Mild neurotoxicity to horses was reported in Europe but is not considered a serious threat in North America.... Read More

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Cardiorespiratory Causes of Poor Equine Performance

August 17, 2012

In order for a horse to reach his athletic potential, his cardiorespiratory system must function properly.... Read More

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Univ. of Md. Extension Schedules Routine Horse Care Lectures

August 12, 2012

The three-part series will cover routine veterinary, farriery, and dental care.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Movement Disorders

August 02, 2012

More research is needed to fully understand equine movement disorders such as shivers and stringhalt.... Read More

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Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

July 23, 2012

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides.... Read More

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Elite, Non-Elite Endurance Horse Hearts Compared

July 22, 2012

Elite endurance horses had fewer cardiac abnormalities and different cardiac dimensions than non-elite horses.... Read More