Biosecurity

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Stall Cleaning/Disinfection Series Part 2: Disinfection

February 14, 2011

Learn how to disinfect a dirty stall with Dr. Roberta Dwyer of the University of Kentucky.... Read More

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Stall Cleaning/Disinfection Series Part 1: Cleaning

February 08, 2011

Learn how to clean and disinfect a dirty stall between horses.... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis: An In-Depth Review (AAEP 2010)

January 07, 2011

Equine piroplasmosis, classified as a foreign animal disease, has made several appearances in the U.S. lately ... Read More

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In-Depth: Equine Piroplasmosis (AAEP 2010)

December 14, 2010

What horse owners need to know about piroplasmosis, from Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz of Colorado State University.... Read More

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Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity

December 05, 2010

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MRSA: Horses and Handlers Are Sharing More Than Quality Time

December 04, 2010

A recent study confirms that strains of the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria in found in companion animals--including horses--resemble strains found in humans. According to Frances Moore, DVM, veterinary pathologist ...... Read More

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Agrosecurity, You, and Your Horses

November 30, 2010

Discussion of threats to U.S. agrosecurity (security of agriculture industries) and ways to protect ourselves.... Read More

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Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 01, 2010

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Shedding Light on Strangles in Horses

October 01, 2010

Strangles is caused by a bacterium that gains access to the body through the nose or throat. Some affected horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages--hence, the name strangles.... Read More

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Farm Safety Tips

September 01, 2010

How do you create the safest possible environment for your horses? ... Read More

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Brushing Up on Thrush in Horses

August 01, 2010

Thrush is an anaerobic bacterial infection that slowly eats away at the horse's hoof tissue. ... Read More

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Brushing Up on Thrush

August 01, 2010

Good management and proper treatment are key to keeping your horses sound in the face of thrush. ... Read More

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Disinfecting a Rented Stall

July 27, 2010

I show during the spring and summer season and wanted to know how I can safeguard my horse before putting him ... Read More

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Three Forms of Pigeon Fever in Horses

July 01, 2010

Infection caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (commonly known as pigeon fever or dryland distemper) assumes three forms: external abscesses, internal infection, and ulcerative lymphangitis (limb infection).... Read More

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Hendra: People Testing Negative for Virus

May 24, 2010

In the wake of a euthanized horse testing positive for the Hendra virus in Queensland, Australia, 11 people are being tested for the disease. Six had reportedly cleared the preliminary test May 21, and all are expected to test negative.

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Hendra Case Confirmed in Queensland

May 21, 2010

One case of Hendra virus has been confirmed, while an exposed horse has tested negative for the disease in Queensland, Australia. Biosecurity Queensland confirmed the case May 20 and on May 21 reported initial negative tests for the second hors... Read More

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Biosecurity for Horse Farms: Stall Disinfection and Other Management Techniques

May 19, 2010

It is important to thoroughly clean and disinfect stalls where mares foal. ... Read More

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Prince Harry's Polo Pony Dies

May 14, 2010

Drizzle, a cherished polo pony belonging to the Royal Family of Wales, died during a polo match May 8 following a cardiac event, according to several sources.

The 10-year-old dark brown and white spotted mare "could not be saved... Read More

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Equine Antibiotics: What They Are, How They Work, and Resistance

May 01, 2010

Daily, humans wage chemical warfare against an overwhelming population--bacteria. The arsenal of our chemical warfare relies on a mighty weapon--antimicrobial drugs (AMD). Of these substances, antibiotics have been a formidable weapon... Read More

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Horse Parasite Control Programs

May 01, 2010

Because of the potential for anthelmintic resistance, deworming decisions should be based on fecal egg counts.... Read More

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Traveling Legally with Horses

January 01, 2010

Make sure you meet paperwork requirements before shipping horses, whether across oceans or state lines. ... Read More

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Controlling Ammonia in Horse Stalls

October 17, 2009

One of the irritating compounds that can accumulate inside a horse barn is ammonia (NH3). High concentrations of ammonia in the air can irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and mouth and possibly increase the susceptibility o... Read More

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Aseptic Platelet-Rich Plasma Preparation Essential in Equine Practice

September 15, 2009

Special laboratory equipment is not needed to produce bacteria-free platelet concentrates (commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma), but stringent attention to proper aseptic technique is essential.

Equine veterinarians are using... Read More

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Hendra Virus Safety Tips for Horse Owners Released

September 11, 2009

The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans. Read More