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Researchers Developing Immunotherapeutic IBH Treatment

May 03, 2013

Veterinarians might soon have a new "tool" to help treat equine insect bite hypersensitivity: clones.... Read More

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Researchers Review Equine Sarcoidosis Cases

March 21, 2013

Seek a sarcoidosis diagnosis before starting treatments that might be useless or painful for your horse.... Read More

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Unusual Spots

March 12, 2013

Our mare has suddenly developed white spots all over her body with no apparent cause. What would cause this?... Read More

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AAEP 2012: Sarcoids and Tumors

December 07, 2012

Dr. Kelly Farnsworth discusses treating sarcoids, melanomas, and squamous cell carcinomas in horses.... Read More

Dr. Sarah Reuss and Dr. Jim Wellehan inspect the ear of a healthy horse.

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UF Veterinarians Laud Equine Leishmaniasis Awareness

November 21, 2012

Veterinarians say the identification of the parasite in a Florida horse is cause for increased vigilance.... Read More

This horse's burned skin later sloughed off as part of the natural healing process.

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Burn Injuries in Horses

October 31, 2012

R. Reid Hanson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC, discusses the treatment of burn injuries in horses.... Read More

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Gouges and Gashes: Horse Wounds

July 01, 2012

A number of factors can enhance or derail wound healing.... Read More

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Post-Body Clipping Hives

June 01, 2012

Can clipping horses' body hair off for the winter cause hives? And are there any remedies?... Read More

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Equine Sarcoids Chromosomal Regions Identified

May 22, 2012

A team of researchers has successfully located chromosomal regions associated with equine sarcoids.... Read More

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Common Equine Skin Conditions

May 17, 2012

Discussion of fungi, bacteria, and viruses to allergens, insects, and who-knows-what.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Common Equine Skin Conditions

May 07, 2012

Veterinarians will answer your questions on common equine skin conditions live on May 17 at 8:00 p.m. EDT.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Seasonal Skin Conditions Part 1: Spring Skin Woes

May 01, 2012

Horses are at risk for season-related skin problems stemming from insects, allergies, and bacteria.... Read More

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Evidence-Based Equine Sarcoid Treatments Reviewed

April 19, 2012

Despite the numerous sarcoid treatment choices available, no modality is 100% effective in producing a cure.... Read More

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Allergic Dermatitis in Horses: A Review

April 13, 2012

Allergic dermatitis--inflammation of the skin caused by an irritating stimulus--is both common and treatable.... Read More

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Complicated Equine Skin Diseases

March 23, 2012

Complicated and emerging equine skin disorders do exist, but they are rare, according to one researcher. ... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Common Equine Skin Conditions

March 19, 2012

Equine skin conditions range from fungi to allergens to who-knows what.... Read More

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Ringworm Treatment

March 01, 2012

I am almost 100% sure my 5-month-old weanling has ringworm. It is winter here, so it is very hard to shampoo h... Read More

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Study: Zebra Stripes Deter Horseflies

February 22, 2012

According to a recent study, a coat pattern with numerous narrow stripes deteres horseflies from landing. ... Read More

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AHF Releases 2011 Equine Research Project Summaries

October 06, 2011

The Arabian Horse Foundation released summaries of the research projects the organization funded in 2011. ... Read More

A sarcoid is a nonmalignant but locally aggressive tumor most often seen on the head, belly, groin, and legs. The most common are verrucous, with a warty look, or fibroblastic, which resembles proud flesh. Bovine papilloma virus (BPV) is probably a causative factor in sarcoids, and a 2010 study of 222 horses at the University Equine Clinic of Bern identified a possible genetic basis for sarcoid development in horses as well.

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Electrochemotherapy Successful in Treating Equine Sarcoids

September 02, 2011

Electrochemotherapy yielded a high nonrecurrence rate of 99.5% for individual sarcoids in the current study.... Read More

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Equine Malignant Melanoma Horse Course Archived

August 22, 2011

The latest Horse Course on equine malignant melanoma is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com. ... Read More

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Bee Swarm Responsible for California Horse Death

July 30, 2011

Swarming bees are being blamed for the death of a horse in Riverside Calif.... Read More

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UC Davis to Partner with APHA for Genetic Testing

July 25, 2011

The APHA has introduced the University of California, Davis, as its official genetic testing provider. ... Read More

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Solid Tumors in Horses: Characteristics and Treatments

July 02, 2011

Skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) tumors in horses comprise 50-80% of all equine neoplasia (tumors).... Read More

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Post-Rain Tips for Horse Owners

June 23, 2011

Now is the time for horse owners to assess the lingering effects of spring's wet weather.... Read More