Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Rabies in Horses: Preventable but Still Invariably Fatal

September 30, 2016

Once an animal is affected, the disease is invariably fatal. However, rabies prevention is easy. Here's what to know. ... Read More

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Additional Equine WNV Cases Reported Across Country

September 29, 2016

Cases were recently reported in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Washington state.... Read More

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Colorado Equine WNV Case Count Rises to 12

September 29, 2016

Cases have been confirmed in Larimer, Weld, LaPlata, Adams, Mesa, and Pueblo counties.... Read More

Store chemicals or medications in special designated locations to they don't contaminate horse feed or poison children or pets around the barn.

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Storing Toxic Substances in Stables

September 29, 2016

Find out how to use, store, and discard flammable, toxic, or hazardous products found on horse farms.... Read More

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Help! Something Bit My Horse

September 28, 2016

Rabies is a concern when horses are bitten by unknown animals. Find out how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Lepto-what?

September 27, 2016

Of the 458 respondents, 158 (34%) said they do not know what leptospirosis is.... Read More

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Wisconsin Horses Test Positive for EEE, WNV

September 27, 2016

There are now 11 EEE cases and seven WNV cases in Wisconsin horses thus far in 2016.... Read More

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Equine Rabies: What You Should Know About this Fatal Disease

September 27, 2016

While the incidence of rabies is low, the fatality rate is high: 100%. Learn how to protect your horse.... Read More

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Protecting Your Horse From Poisonous Fall Leaves

September 26, 2016

Is it okay for my horse to eat leaves that have fallen from trees in his pasture?... Read More

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Equine Rabies Refresher

September 26, 2016

Equine rabies is invariably fatal once contracted but preventable if proper steps are taken.... Read More

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The Horse, Merck Partner for Rabies Education Week

September 25, 2016

World Rabies Day is Sept. 28. Look for articles and content about rabies risk and learn how to protect your horses.... Read More

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Levalbuterol Tested as Heaves Treatment

September 25, 2016

Levalbuterol is an effective bronchodilator but has a relatively short duration of action, researchers found.... Read More

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UK Gluck Center Develops Novel EAV Test

September 23, 2016

The test is designed to identify which stallions are most likely to remain long-term carriers of the virus if infected.... Read More

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New WNV Cases in California, Kentucky, Minnesota Horses

September 23, 2016

Two of the three newly confirmed horses were unvaccinated. The third has an unknown vaccination history.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

September 23, 2016

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2016

September 22, 2016

The unvaccinated 3-year-old Standardbred mare from Bourbon County is recovering at an area hospital.... Read More

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Leptospirosis Vaccine Licensed for Use in Pregnant Mares

September 22, 2016

The USDA licensed a vaccine for use in pregnant mares to protect against leptospirosis, one cause of abortion in horses.... Read More

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New Cases of EEE, PHF, WNV Confirmed Across the Country

September 22, 2016

Arizona reported a WNV case, Michigan confirmed two EEE cases, and West Virginia found WNV and PHF cases.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Distributes Funds to Benefit Equine Welfare

September 21, 2016

The foundation will distribute $459,198 to 27 organizations and special projects committed to improving equine welfare.... Read More

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Ammonia: A Hidden Danger in the Barn

September 20, 2016

We know that ammonia is harmful to horses. But did you know it's also a health hazard for humans?... Read More

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New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed

September 20, 2016

Animal health officials in Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin confirmed new cases of mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Does Short-Distance Hauling Harm Horses' Respiratory Tracts?

September 20, 2016

Based on study results, researchers believe short trips likely have limited implications for healthy horses.... Read More

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Caring for the Colic Survivor

September 19, 2016

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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Wisconsin Confirms Additional Equine WNV Case

September 19, 2016

The unvaccinated Belgian filly from Clark County is reportedly recovering.... Read More