Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Watch for Potomac Horse Fever

July 23, 2015

Staff at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has seen a recent trend in positive results for Potomac horse fever. ... Read More

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Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More

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Washington Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2015

July 21, 2015

The unvaccinated 5-year-old Quarter Horse gelding from Kennewick is recovering.... Read More

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

July 21, 2015

There's still time to take steps to protect your horse from these two potentially deadly mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

July 21, 2015

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More

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What Horse Owners Need to Know About EPM

July 17, 2015

This neurologic condition can prove deadly for some horses, but others recover with treatment. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Keep Horses, Livestock Away From Creeping Indigo

July 16, 2015

The plant was introduced into Florida in 1925 as a potential forage source but was found to be toxic to horses.... Read More

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South Carolina Reports First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 16, 2015

An unvaccinated horse from Barnwell County died after contracting the mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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Colorado VS: Four Counties Now Affected

July 16, 2015

As of July 15, 19 premises in four counties are quarantined after horses, mules, and one cattle herd tested positive.... Read More

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North Carolina Confirms First Equine EEE Case of 2015

July 15, 2015

An 8-year-old Quarter Horse from Cumberland County died despite veterinary treatment.... Read More

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CSU Labs Authorized to Test for VS

July 15, 2015

The change is expected to provide a more timely response on local tests; previously samples were sent to an Iowa lab.... Read More

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Additional VS Positives Confirmed in Colorado Horses

July 15, 2015

Nine locations in three counties are quarantined after horses residing there tested positive for vesicular stomatitis.... Read More

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Two Texas Horses Test Positive for EEE

July 14, 2015

Both horses--one from Newton County and one from Orange County--were unvaccinated against Eastern equine encephalitis.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Suspect Case of EHM in Canada's Ottawa Region

July 13, 2015

The horse is currently receiving veterinary care at a referral center.... Read More

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Are Horses Vaccinated Against Influenza Still Susceptible?

July 12, 2015

Researchers found that of 239 horses that tested positive for equine influenza virus, 84 had been vaccinated.... Read More

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Rabies Cases on the Rise in Kansas

July 10, 2015

Vaccinate horses to help protect against this invariably fatal zoonotic disease.... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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Virginia Confirms First Equine EEE Case for 2015

July 08, 2015

The affected horse, a 12-year-old Miniature mare from Chesapeake, had not been vaccinated against the virus.... Read More

Tender is one of the first patients to benefit from an eye removal procedure designed to minimize surgical stress and complications.

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Mississippi State Vets Devise Standing Eye Removal Technique

July 07, 2015

The procedure is designed to minimize surgical stress and complications associated with enucleations. ... Read More

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Laser Surgery for Equine Sarcoid Removal Evaluated

July 07, 2015

Laser resection resulted in reduced postoperative complications and a positive prognosis, researchers determined.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

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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Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More

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Why Do Horses Roll After Baths?

July 03, 2015

An equine behavior expert considers the reasons why horses might roll after baths.... Read More