Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals

October 20, 2017

Some C. perfringens strains produce a toxin called NetF, which has been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Offers Courses for Racing Grooms, Trainers

October 20, 2017

A digestive health course will be free for the first 50 registrants from each of Ontario's three racing sectors.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Bruce County, Ontario, Horse

October 19, 2017

The 12-year-old unvaccinated mare was euthanized following the sudden onset and progression of neurologic signs.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 19, 2017

Vets confirmed cases of EHV, influenza, African horse sickness, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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The End of the Gray Horse Scourge?

October 19, 2017

A look at equine melanoma and the current state of vaccine research and development.... Read More

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Mild, Moderate EIPH Not Associated With Race Performance

October 17, 2017

However, more severe bleeding in the lungs was significantly associated with decreased racing performance.... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

October 16, 2017

There's lots to consider when helping a horse gain, lose, or maintain weight. Don't worry. We're here to help.... Read More

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Equine Influenza Beyond Equids

October 13, 2017

Transmission of influenza viruses from one species to another can and does happen. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Mares With Corrected Mesenteric Rents Can Return to Breeding

October 13, 2017

Mares discharged from the clinic following surgery have an excellent prognosis for survival and producing foals.... Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms Third Equine WNV Case of 2017

October 12, 2017

The vaccination history for the affected Quarter Horse mare from Kay County is unknown.... Read More

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Michigan's Upper Peninsula Reports Equine EEE Cases

October 12, 2017

Two unvaccinated horses from different farms in Marquette County tested positive for EEE and have been euthanized.... Read More

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Seventh Equine WNV Case of 2017 Confirmed in Idaho

October 11, 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Quarter Horse filly is responding to treatment.... Read More

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Additional EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed in New York Horses

October 11, 2017

An Oswego County horse tested positive for EEE and horses in Cayuga, Erie, and St. Lawrence counties contracted WNV. ... Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found in Florida, Kentucky Horses

October 10, 2017

Florida horses tested positive for EEE and WNV and a Kentucky horse was euthanized after contracting WNV.... Read More

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Additional EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed in New Jersey Horses

October 09, 2017

A Cumberland County mare was euthanized due to EEE and a Salem County stallion is recovering from WNV.... Read More

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West Nile, EIA Confirmed in Tennessee Horses

October 09, 2017

Horses in Davidson and Knox counties tested positive for WNV and a Bedford County horse tested positive for EIA.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 08, 2017

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Scientists Study 'Silent' EIA

October 08, 2017

Researchers say horses can carry EIA's causative virus for up to two years without a blood test returning positive.... Read More

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Fall is Ideal Time for Senior Horse Dental Checks

October 06, 2017

With winter approaching, schedule a dental check-up and nutritional status assessment, especially for older horses.... Read More

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Study: Hooks on Horse Teeth an Age-Old Problem

October 06, 2017

Researchers recently discovered the first reported mandibular (cheek tooth) hook in a medieval horse.... Read More

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Lollying Around: Why Does My Horse Play With His Tongue?

October 05, 2017

What could be the cause behind this young horse's strange tongue lollying at feeding time? Dr. Sue McDonnell answers.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival

October 04, 2017

Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More