Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

Congratulations to Heidi Nash and "Romeo," whose story won our fan-voted "Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive" photo contest. Romeo is an 8-year-old spotted draft horse who suffers from photosensitivity.

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'Romeo' Tops TheHorse.com's Sun-Sensitivity Contest

September 13, 2016

TheHorse.com Facebook fans selected Romeo as the overall winner of the "Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive" contest.... Read More

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Equine WNV Case Numbers Rising

September 13, 2016

New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin have all reported new cases within the past week.... Read More

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Castration: A Crucial Part of Responsible Ownership

September 13, 2016

Being a responsible horse owner involves deciding if and when castration is appropriate. ... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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Biosecurity in the Breeding Shed

September 12, 2016

Biosecurity isn't just a consideration for show horses. Here are some tips on how to keep breeding stock disease-free.... Read More

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Can Alfalfa Induce Type 1 Photosensitization in Horses?

September 11, 2016

Researchers concluded that alfalfa hay can induce primary photosensitization, but what it results from remains unclear.... Read More

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(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More

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2016 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets

September 09, 2016

Top take-homes from presentations on regenerative medicine, eye issues, racing performance and injuries, and more.... Read More

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Free Equine Dentistry Research Collection Published Online

September 09, 2016

The collection includes 10 studies on physiology, disease, diagnosis, and treatment techniques in equine dentistry.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 09, 2016

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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Two Additional WNV Cases Confirmed in Minnesota Horses

September 07, 2016

Both horses--one from Becker County and one from Goodhue County--are reportedly recovering.... Read More

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Oklahoma Reports Second EIA-Positive Horse

September 07, 2016

The 13-year old Quarter Horse gelding from McCurtain County was euthanized.... Read More

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Eye Drops, Irrigating Solutions Recalled

September 06, 2016

Kinetic Technologies and Kinetic Vet have voluntarily recalled specific lots of Hy-Optic, OptiVet, and Optimend.... Read More

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Equine Piroplasmosis Found in Wyoming Racehorses

September 06, 2016

Fourteen racehorses from Wyoming, along with one from Utah, have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis.... Read More

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Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

September 06, 2016

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found.... Read More

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Study: Gut Microflora Changes Could Point to EMS

September 04, 2016

Researchers observed a decrease in the fecal microbial diversity in EMS horses compared to metabolically normal horses.... Read More

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Rabies in Horses: What to Know

September 02, 2016

Rabies is life-threatening to horses and humans. Learn about the disease and how to protect yourself and your horse.... Read More

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Oklahoma Mare Tests Positive for EIA

September 02, 2016

The 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare was located in Atoka County.... Read More

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Wisconsin Reports First Equine EEE Cases for 2016

September 01, 2016

A filly from Forest County and a Welsh Pony mare from Vilas County were euthanized after contracting EEE.... Read More

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First Cases of WNV for 2016 Reported in Montana

August 31, 2016

One horse in Petroleum County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Brevard County, Florida, Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

August 31, 2016

The adult mare had no previous vaccine history and had not been off her home premises in over a year.... Read More

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New Jersey Horses Contract EEE

August 31, 2016

A 3-year-old Morris County gelding and a 1-year-old Ocean County mare were euthanized after testing positive for EEE.... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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EEE Confirmed in Ulster County, New York, Horse

August 30, 2016

The unvaccinated 11-year-old mare was euthanized after she became recumbent and unresponsive.... Read More

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West Nile Cases Confirmed in Oregon, Minnesota Horses

August 30, 2016

Oregon reported its first case of the year, while the case count in Minnesota has reached 11.... Read More