EHV-1 Outbreak: USDA Releases New Report

June 09, 2011

A new USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service report was released yesterday, indicating that the rate ... Read More


Spring Vaccinations: Points to Consider Before You Buy

April 19, 2011

With a selection of horse vaccines readily available on local feed store shelves, purchasing a handful for use in your barn might be something you're considering. But are there equine health risks lurking behind a choice to forgo your veterinarian's ... Read More


Texas Horse Dies of Rabies, Human Exposure Possible

April 11, 2011

Authorities confirmed April 6 that a Texas horse that died April 4 was infected with rabies, according to a press release from the Texas Department of State Heath Services (DSHS). The 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding began showing signs of illness ... Read More


Vaccinations for Horses

April 11, 2011

This four-part series on vaccines discusses how vaccines work, efficacy, approval process and storage.... Read More


Horse Vaccination Basics

April 04, 2011

Learn how vaccines work, which ones your horse should have, and possible reactions.... Read More


UC Davis Offers Discounted Preventive Care Package

March 09, 2011

Veterinarians from the University of California, Davis', William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital are helping clients protect their horses from influenza, tetanus, dental problems, and other health risks by providing owners with a ... Read More


Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

Broodmares require additional vaccinations to help ensure their foals are protected from disease.... Read More


Possible Rabies Outbreak Reported in Argentina

February 07, 2011

According to a report from the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), there recently has been a rise in the number of equine rabies cases diagnosed in the Corrientes province of Argentina. Officials believe the horses were infected wit... Read More


Infectious Neurologic Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

January 29, 2011

The Table Topic forum on Infectious Neurologic Diseases at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., was well-attended with 20-30 practitioners in and out during discussions. A list of ... Read More


Rabies Confirmed in Virginia Miniature Horse

December 14, 2010

The Tazewell County Health Department received confirmation Dec. 9, 2010 that a Miniature Horse from North Tazewell, Va., tested positive for the rabies virus. This is the eighth confirmed case of animal rabies in Tazewell County this year and the... Read More


Poll: Readers Guess Dogs as Likely Rabies Target

November 02, 2010

More than 930 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which domestic animal do you think is most likely to contract rabies?" ... Read More


Rabies in Horses: Exposure and Clinical Signs

November 02, 2010

What are the more common ways that a horse would contract rabies, and what signs should I watch for?... Read More


Bayer Animal Health Legend of the Year Award

October 27, 2010

When it's late at night, your horse needs help, and you have nowhere to turn, is your veterinarian or veterinary technician the one you can count on? Does he or she consistently provide your horse with a standard of care that allows you a... Read More


Signs and Management of Equine Metabolic Syndrome Webcast

October 20, 2010

The words "middle-aged, overweight, and sedentary" do not describe a healthy horse. They do, however, describe a growing number of horses. As the obesity epidemic spreads to the equine population, researchers are learning m... Read More


My Horse Might Have Rabies ... What Now?

October 18, 2010

Learn how to protect yourself when dealing with a horse that could be infected with rabies.... Read More


Tips to Avoid a Dead Automobile Battery

October 14, 2010

"With fall moving steadily toward winter, this is the time of the year when weak batteries reveal themselves as the temperature drops," says Mark Cole, managing member for USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistanc... Read More


Horse Trust Appeals For Donations to Cover $37,000 Hay Shortfall

September 15, 2010

Buckinghamshire charity The Horse Trust is facing an additional bill of $36,564 for hay and haylage this year due to a shortfall in production and the rising cost of hay. Last year, The Horse Trust was able to produce the majority of... Read More


Rabies: Majority of Readers Take Precautions

September 14, 2010

More than 1,010 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "If you knew rabies had been found in wildlife in your area, would you vaccinate your horse for it?" ... Read More


Rabies Vaccination in Pregnant Mares

August 17, 2010

Q: Can you address off-label use of the rabies vaccine in late-term broodmares? My therio vet won't give it because it's off-label usage. So I arrange for another vet in her practice to vaccinate my late-term mares. I can't imagine my foals not... Read More


Rabies: Louisiana Horse Owners Cautioned

July 15, 2010

Louisiana horse owners are being urged to get their animals vaccinated for rabies by the Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter extension veterinarian. A horse in Jefferson Davis Parish ... Read More


Rabies: Louisiana Mare Euthanized

July 02, 2010

Louisiana officials have confirmed that a horse was euthanized after coming into the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medice in Baton Rouge with clinical signs of rabies on June 28. The 6-year-old Thoroughbred mare was exhibiting... Read More


Vaccination Basics For Horses

June 01, 2010

Vaccines are "cheap insurance" to protect your horses from more costly--and potentially deadly--diseases.... Read More


Rabies: Florida Bobcat That Attacked Horse Tests Positive

May 27, 2010

A bobcat that scratched a horse last week in Florida has tested positive for rabies. The attack occurred on May 21 on Cherokee Street in Palm City. This is the first case of rabies in Martin county this year. Last year three animals tested posi... Read More


Equine Rabies: Should You Be Concerned?

May 24, 2010

Rabies, an uncommon disease in Colorado, began a steep rise in the state starting in 2008. The first case in a horse was confirmed in Douglas county in 2009, and a sharp increase in the number of cases in skunks has been noted in 2010. Recently... Read More