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


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


Traveling Legally with Horses

January 01, 2010

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


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


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


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


Secondhand Tack and Disease

September 01, 2009

Don't bring a disease home to your horses when buying used tack or even sharing equipment with your friends. ... Read More


Barn, Stall, and Fence Maintenance

September 01, 2009

Take a closer look at your barn and property and ensure it's safe for horses and handlers.... Read More


Diseases Potentially Spread from Horses to Humans Via Bites Reviewed

August 26, 2009

The long list of diseases that humans could potentially contract after being bitten by a horse gives new meaning to the old adage, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."

According to the report, "That Horse Bit Me: Zoonotic... Read More


Stallion Hygiene Key for Improving Frozen Semen

August 22, 2009

The semen of some stallions tolerates freezing well, while the semen of others does not. Researchers are trying to discover the reasons for this in order to develop freezing protocols that decrease the variability of sperm, thereby increasing th... Read More


Vet Hospitalized with Hendra Virus

August 20, 2009

A veterinarian exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus has tested positive for the disease and is hospitalized in an induced coma, said the Australian Horse Industry Council.

Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in... Read More


The Germinator Brush for Horses

August 19, 2009


Contact: Barbara Pierce

Kinetic Technologies LLC


Introducing the Germinator Brus... Read More


Spike in Pigeon Fever Cases Reported in Colorado

August 17, 2009

Equine owners should be extra vigilant for signs of pigeon fever in their horses, according to Colorado State University... Read More


Hygiene Shovel

August 03, 2009

Union Jack Stable and Garden announce the release of the Solid One-Piece Hygiene Shovel, an ideal tool for stable owners, barn managers, and equine health professionals.

This new product is made from a solid piece of lightweight,... Read More


Ireland's EIA Experience: What Did We Learn?

July 18, 2009

In 2006, Ireland was rocked by an outbreak of equine infectious anemia (EIA) that was rapidly contained by veterinarians and the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (read... Read More


Ontario Veterinary College Opens Isolation Unit

June 16, 2009

A new large animal isolation unit that sets the standard for patient housing and infection control opened May 25 at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

Animals showing signs of infectious disease will... Read More


Best Biosecurity Boots, AAEP 2008

May 24, 2009

We're all familiar with the medical/veterinary axiom: First do no harm. A recent Colorado State University (CSU) study extended this principle to biosecurity for ambulatory veterinarians: First, don't bring any diseases into a patient's... Read More


Abnormal Sheath Buildup

April 01, 2009

Q: I have searched the Internet and asked everyone I know about the abnormal sheath buildup on my 17-year-old palomino gelding. Ever since we bought him, we noticed a large, crusty buildup all over him. We have been cleaning him... Read More


From the Horse's Mouth: Zoonotic Disease in Equine Practice

March 21, 2009

Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. All of these can infect and cause disease in animals--which is especially noteworthy when you consider that more than 70% of infectious diseases of domestic animals and wildlife can also infect humans.... Read More


Infectious Diseases

March 17, 2009

A summary of infectious disease topics from the 2008 AAEP Convention held in San Diego, California. ... Read More


MRSA Awareness is Mission of British Foundation

March 02, 2009

In recent years, infections and fatalities due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been making the news. However, information specific to equids has sometimes been hard to come by. British actress and broadcaster... Read More


Disease Risks at Shows and Events

March 01, 2009

Common sense and careful attention to detail can help reduce the risk of disease in your traveling horse.

Just as when a bunch of people are confined to a relatively small space, such as in an office or airplane, when... Read More


MRSA More Common in Horse People

February 05, 2009

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterial infections have become hot news lately, especially among horse people. This topic likely won't die down soon because recent research shows that MRSA is up to 10 times more common in equine ... Read More


Clean Water for Horses: Poll Results

January 08, 2009

More than 1,550 readers of responded to a poll asking, "How often do you clean automatic waterers or water troughs?"

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Prevent CEM, Other Infectious Diseases Through Strict Hygiene

January 07, 2009

Strict hygiene guidelines should be followed whenever handling breeding mares or stallions to prevent reproductive infectious diseases, including contagious equine metritis (CEM).

CEM is spread between horses primarily by breeding, either b... Read More