Storm Debris in Pastures? Vaccinate for Tetanus

June 09, 2011

Tetanus is a very serious disease that kills up to 80% of horses it infects.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus-1

June 02, 2011

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1, rhinopneumonitis) is a highly contagious infection that is widespread. ... Read More


Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Neurologic Disease and Abortion

June 02, 2011

Discussion of equine herpesvirus-1 neurologic disease and abortion, prevention, treatment and recent research.... Read More


Management Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Efficacy

May 29, 2011

What can owners do to enhance their horses' response to vaccination, enhance vaccine efficacy, and better... Read More


Hendra Virus Vaccine Nearing Completion in Australia

May 26, 2011

A vaccine against the deadly Hendra virus, developed by a group of Australian scientists, is in the final ... Read More


Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1): What Horse Owners Should Know

May 25, 2011

Coverage of the May 2011 equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in horses and how to prevent/treat the disease.... Read More


Horse Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate for West Nile Virus

May 17, 2011

Kentucky agriculture commissioner Richie Farmer encourages horse owners to talk to their veterinarians about ... Read More


Researcher: Current Equine Flu Vaccines Effective Against Foreign Strains

May 14, 2011

As international horse transport becomes more widespread, some owners might wonder if the same equine influenza vaccines designed to protect horses from common domestic strains of the disease will also shield them from foreign strains they might ... Read More


ISU to Host Veterinary Biologics Training Program

May 14, 2011

The Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will be hosting the 16th annual Veterinary Biologics Training Program May 16-20. The training program is designed to educate veterinary professionals about vaccine safety and ... Read More


Spring Horse Care Tips

May 01, 2011

With spring now upon us, Kristina Hiney, PhD, Omega Fields equine nutrition advisor, has prepared a series of seasonal tips to help the horse owner in transitioning his or her horses and property from winter to spring:
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Vaccination Reactions: Common, or Cause for Concern?

April 27, 2011

Horse owners understand that vaccinations protect the health of their horses and might even be life-saving. What some owners might not realize is that adverse reactions can occur after vaccination. While most vaccines' side effects are minor, it's ... Read More


Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... 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


Possible Cause of Unusual Neurologic Signs in Australian Horses Identified

April 13, 2011

Australian authorities might have identified the cause of unusual neurologic signs in horses in New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, according to a report from the New Zealand-based website Horsetalk.
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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


Vaccinating Broodmares

March 08, 2011

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


Vaccinations Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

New developments in vaccines and current literature on equine immunizations were the focus of discussion at the vaccination Table Topic during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The ... Read More


Young Horse Development: Birth to Six Months

February 01, 2011

Learn about the factors contributing to a foal's healthy development as he grows into a young horse: Genetics, nutrition, social development, immunity, growth rates, weaning, hoof care, and more.... Read More


UHVRC Application Deadline for Spring Vaccines Approaching

January 20, 2011

The application deadline to receive donated vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) is Feb. 1. Through this program, qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities are provided with all American Association 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


UC Davis Equine Preventive Care Program Provides Exams, Vaccines, and More

November 03, 2010

The veterinarians of the UC Davis' William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital want to help clients protect their horses from health risks, despite the economy, so they've developed a a discounted "package" of preventive care services.... Read More


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


WNV: Second Kentucky Horse Confirmed, Euthanized

September 10, 2010

This week veterinarians confirmed Kentucky's equine West Nile virus (WNV) case of 2010. The 6-year-old Morgan stallion, located in Shelby County just southeast of Louisville, was found down and unable to rise and was later euthanized.... Read More