Recent News for Mare Care and Problems

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Wellington EHV-1: Two Horses Test Negative

February 28, 2013

Two horses previously housed in FEI stabling at the PBIEC tested negative for EHV-1 Feb. 28.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Identified in Quebec Horse

February 28, 2013

A Canadian Horse mare was euthanized before testing positive for EHV-1. More than 50 horses are quarantined.... Read More

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

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Florida EHV-1: Additional Horses Confirmed Positive

February 27, 2013

Five additional cases of EHV-1 have been confirmed in connection with the HITS circuit in Ocala, Fla.... Read More

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Two Additional Utah Horses Confirmed EHV-1 Positive

February 27, 2013

Two additional horses have tested EHV-1 positive, bringing the total confirmed count in Utah to four.... Read More

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Wellington, Fla., Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

February 27, 2013

The horse tested negative on a nasal PCR swab, but positive for EHV-1 on a blood test.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Utah Horses

February 27, 2013

The state veterinarian has issued a quarantine in Cache County following confirmation of EHV-1 cases.... Read More

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Ocala EHV-1: Index Case Recovering, No New Cases Reported

February 25, 2013

HITS reported in a Feb. 25 statement that no new cases of the disease have been detected.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Kathryn Laura Smith

February 23, 2013

Smith's research focused primarily on the neurologic manifestation of equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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N.J. Horses Quarantined after Equine Herpesvirus Exposure

February 22, 2013

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined two farms after horses at both were exposed to EHV-1.... Read More

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Horse at Florida Show Diagnosed with EHV-1, Show Official Says

February 22, 2013

A horse at the HITS circuit reportedly has been diagnosed with the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1.... Read More

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Diet's Effect on Broodmare Lactation Described (AAEP 2012)

February 20, 2013

Supporting broodmares' overall and nutritional health during lactation is especially crucial.... Read More

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Five Factors that Impact Gestation, Foaling (AAEP 2012)

February 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes five factors that can negatively impact pregnancy and how to respond to them.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Goes for Short Walk

February 18, 2013

While still in serious condition, she was able to go for a short walk and able to eat a small amount of grass.... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Remains in Serious Condition

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra remains in serious condition Feb. 14 after undergoing surgery yesterday. ... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Has Post-Foaling Surgery

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra is in serious condition after undergoing surgery Feb. 13, according to owner Barbara Banke.... Read More

Viable Eastern tent caterpillar egg masses will be partly or completely covered with a brownish coating, without obvious holes. They are found on twigs of cherry and other trees on twigs.

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Outlook for Spring 2013

February 13, 2013

Experts report that the eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch will likely begin in mid-March in Central Kentucky.... Read More

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USDA Issues Rule on Importing Horses from CEM-Affected Countries

February 13, 2013

APHIS took this action after reviewing probable causes of CEM outbreaks in the United States.... Read More

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California Mare Tests Positive for Contagious Equine Metritis

February 13, 2013

A 17-year-old Lusitano mare from California has been confirmed positive for contagious equine metritis.... Read More

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EHV-1 Positive Horse in Colorado Recuperates, Returns Home to Texas

February 08, 2013

Authorities have released all quarantine and hold orders related to a horse that tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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Metabolic Syndrome Dangerous for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2012)

February 05, 2013

Equine metabolic syndrome can put pregnant mares in an especially precarious in situation.... Read More

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Understanding the OIE's Role in Disease Prevention

February 02, 2013

The World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards help prevent the spread of infectious disease.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Horse at National Western Stock Show Rodeo

January 29, 2013

Colorado animal health authorities have placed a quarantine on seven horses including the index case.... Read More

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What's in an OIE Reference Laboratory?

January 25, 2013

There are 236 OIE reference laboratories covering 112 animal diseases, including equine-specific ailments.... Read More

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Using Mature Hay for Bedding: Potential for Tall Fescue Toxicity

January 24, 2013

Ergovaline levels over 200 ppb (parts per billion) in mature hay can cause fescue toxicity in pregnant mares.... Read More

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Two N.J. Horse Farms Quarantined for Neurologic EHV-1

January 23, 2013

Tests confirmed a horse from a Gladstone farm contracted the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More