Placentitis

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Igor Canisso

March 28, 2015

Canisso's research focused on equine placentitis, which is a major cause of late-term pregnancy loss in broodmares.... Read More

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Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 24, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Dr. Thomas Chambers, of the University of Kentucky, received funds to research EHV-1.... Read More

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Is Ceftiofur Sodium an Effective Treatment for Placentitis?

January 31, 2015

Researchers found that ceftiofur did not penetrate the placenta effectively, making it a poor placentitis treatment.... Read More

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2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2014

October 07, 2014

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, strangles, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More

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Placentitis Could be Detected Early with Hormone Testing

March 08, 2014

Researchers believe that estrogens could prove to be a useful early indicator of placentitis in the future.... Read More

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New Biomarkers for Diagnosing Bacterial Placentitis in Mares

January 15, 2014

Researchers believe more than one biomarker is needed for accurate and early placentitis detection.... Read More

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ACT 2013 Wrap-Up

November 13, 2013

Here are just a few highlights from the comprehensive equine sessions at this year's ACT Conference.... Read More

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2014 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 25, 2013

The events will feature lectures on university programs, equine reproduction, and horse management issues. ... Read More

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Equine Placentitis Update

August 16, 2013

Placentitis is the most common cause of late-term abortion and remains challenging to diagnose and treat.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2013

July 11, 2013

Confirmed diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, EHV, influenza, and more.... Read More

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2013 Update on Nocardioform Placentitis in Kentucky Mares

May 27, 2013

Subsequent to the nocardioform placentitis surge in 2011, research in this field has progressed. ... Read More

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Placentitis and Foals' Athletic Prognosis

November 18, 2012

There were few performance differences between foals born to healthy mares and those treated for placentitis.... Read More

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Fertilization and Early Pregnancy Loss in Mares

April 27, 2012

One of the most important causes of embryo loss during early gestation is post-breeding endometritis.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Affecting Kentucky's 2011 Foal Crop

January 11, 2012

In 2011 more than 325 confirmed cases were submitted for evaluation--the largest number on record.... Read More

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Equine Abortion Diagnosis and Beyond

July 11, 2011

Learn about the latest microbiological methods for detecting the cause of equine abortion with Dr. Erdal Erol.... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Increase in Abortions Noted in Kentucky Broodmares

February 01, 2011

The University of Kentucky's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has noted an increase in the number of abortions reported in Kentucky's 2011 foal crop, especially those caused by nocardioform placentitis. The VDL, which reported 19 cases from... Read More

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Dummy Foal Syndrome (Equine Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome)

December 01, 2010

Foals exhibit abnormal, often vague behaviors and/or neurologic signs during their first few days of life. ... Read More

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Equine Fetal Life/Placenta

September 24, 2010

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Placentitis Research Could Help Prevent Late-Term Abortions

December 18, 2009

Placentitis, which often is caused by an ascending infection that enters the mare's uterus through the cervix, is the single most important cause of premature delivery of a foal. Placentitis accounts for nearly one-third of late-term aborti... Read More

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Equine Placentitis: Common Causes and Newly Emerging Pathogens

April 15, 2008

During the past six years (Jan. 2, 2002 - Jan. 31, 2008), 1,429 cases of equine placentitis have been diagnosed at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC). Of these, 1,189 cases had an infectious agent identified.... Read More

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Systemic Therapy in the High-Risk Mare

February 01, 2007

Several conditions can threaten pregnancy in the late gestational mare. C.S. Bailey, DVM, who is completing a theriogenology residency at the University of Florida and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., said some of these... Read More

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Early Arrivals

December 01, 2006

Premature deliveries don't occur frequently, but when they do, difficult decisions must often be made.... Read More