Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Attack of the Rabid Fox

November 17, 2017

A horse owner captured a video of a fox in his horse pasture, but then the fox attacked. Find out what saved his horses.... Read More

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EIA: What's the Big Deal?

November 17, 2017

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases.... Read More

Buttons developed an eye cloudiness in retirement that eventually cost him his sight.

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Considering a Horse's Quality of Life

November 16, 2017

An owner describes how she made the difficult decision to euthanize her "heart horse" based on his quality of life.... Read More

During a neurologic exam, the practitioner might test the horse's proprioception by placing his feet in unusual positions and observing how the horse places his limbs during movement.

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Is My Horse Neurologic or Lame?

November 14, 2017

Gait-altering conditions such as EPM and wobbler syndrome can be tricky to spot and difficult to diagnose.... Read More

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Infographic: SAA: Infection Detection in Horses

November 13, 2017

Learn about serum amyloid A and how veterinarians can use it for early identification of inflammation in horses.... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

November 13, 2017

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Blood Test Misses Mark for Diagnosing Equine Gastric Ulcers

November 12, 2017

Still, the researchers say they hope continued research on the topic will make equine gastric ulcers easier to diagnose.... Read More

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Does Spirulina Benefit Horses With EMS?

November 11, 2017

Compared to a control diet Spirulina supplementation led to weight loss and reduced fasting insulin levels.... Read More

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

November 08, 2017

Is my horse at risk of developing laminitis if he grazes near black walnut trees and walks through fallen walnuts?... Read More

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Lymphangitis: A Frustrating Condition in Horses

November 07, 2017

This recurrent limb infection and swelling is challenging to treat. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

The fecal sample on the left is from a healthy horse, while the one on the right comes from a horse with acute colitis. (Graness, Swidsinski, Schusser: Equine fecal bacterial microbiota. University of Leipzig, Charite’ Humboldt University, Germany; Poster, Colic Research Symposium, Lexington, 2017).

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Equine Gut Microbiota Research Update

November 04, 2017

Learn about the innerworkings of horses' digestive tracts and how the bacteria that reside there impact health.... Read More

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N.C. Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate After EEE Cases

November 01, 2017

A pony mare in Bladen County and an American Quarter Horse gelding in Camden County tested positive.... Read More

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Is Your Horse Safe From Equine Infectious Anemia?

November 01, 2017

Equine infectious anemia can destroy horses' red blood cells and cause weakness, anemia, and death.... Read More

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Wisconsin, Ontario Horses Test Positive for EEE, WNV

November 01, 2017

Wisconsin and Ontario have now confirmed 24 and two EEE and 22 and 21 WNV cases in horses, respectively.... Read More

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Heritable Heart Traits Can Help Endurance Horses Succeed

November 01, 2017

An "athletic" heart is a heritable characteristic that's favorable good endurance performance, researchers confirmed.... Read More

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Aloe Vera vs. Omeprazole for Equine Gastric Ulcer Treatment

October 31, 2017

While aloe vera appeared to have some benefits, researchers say omeprazole remains the treatment of choice.... Read More

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Top Tweets and Take-Homes: EPM Society Meeting

October 30, 2017

The EPM Society met last week in Lake Tahoe, California. Here's a look at what attendees discussed.... Read More

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Feeding Young Horses: Graduating to a Grown-Up Diet

October 29, 2017

Consider growth rate and nutrient balance when deciding what to feed young horses.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Dr. Fernanda Cesar

October 29, 2017

Cesar is studying neonatal immunology with a focus on R. equi and young foals' immune responses to it.... Read More

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Does 'Performance Dentistry' Improve Horse Rideability?

October 29, 2017

Dentistry--including balanced alignment of the teeth and jaws--is an important part of good horse health and welfare.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Equine Leptospiral Abortions

October 27, 2017

Leptospirosis bacteria can be present in apparently healthy horses, yet can also cause abortions and eye problems.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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EIA Confirmed in Gallatin County, Montana, Horses

October 27, 2017

Multiple horses on a single farm tested positive. The premises is quarantined and additional testing is underway.... Read More

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Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

October 27, 2017

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable.... Read More

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Minnesota Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2017

October 26, 2017

The 33-year-old American Quarter Horse mare from Euclid was vaccinated in the spring. She is recovering.... Read More