Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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What is ERU and How Does it Impact Horses?

January 06, 2017

Equine recurrent uveitis, or ERU, is the most common cause of blindness in horses worldwide. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: New Positive Test Result Returned

January 05, 2017

Meanwhile, movement restrictions on horses that have recently been at the track are being implemented.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

January 04, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Additional Horses Test Positive

January 03, 2017

Four horses have now tested positive for EHV at the New Orleans, Louisiana, racetrack.... Read More

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California EHV: Inyo County Quarantine Released

January 03, 2017

The facility was released from quarantine following repeated negative EHV-1 testing on resident equids.... Read More

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EHV-1: What Are We Learning?

January 03, 2017

Herpesvirus continues to challenge the horse industry, but our experiences are teaching us how to prevent its spread. ... Read More

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Feeding Older Horses With PPID, IR, or Metabolic Disease

January 02, 2017

Are there any parameters for offering senior feeds to horses diagnosed with Cushing's and laminitis?... Read More

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Two Potential Equine Gastric Ulcer Medications Analyzed

January 02, 2017

Researchers investigated oral esomeprazole and a long-acting injectable omeprazole formulation.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2016

December 31, 2016

Audio features on behavior, old horse care, mud management, skin issues, caring for your new horse, and more.... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 30, 2016

As a mare's fertility wanes, there are still steps--some simple, some cutting-edge--breeders can take to obtain a foal.... Read More

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Back to Basics: Dental Anatomy

December 30, 2016

Your horse's teeth play a key role in keeping him healthy. Here's what to know about their structure and function.... Read More

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Breathing Easy: Managing Horses with Asthma

December 29, 2016

Does your horse have asthma? Find out how you can help him through management and environmental changes. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2016

December 28, 2016

View information on skin conditions, deworming, staying sane on stall rest, feeding, conditioning, and more.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed at Fair Grounds Race Course

December 27, 2016

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred gelding stabled at the Louisiana track was euthanized after developing neurologic signs.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Has The Horse Helped?

December 27, 2016

Of the 242 respondents, 175 have talked to their vet about a health issue they learned about in The Horse. ... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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New South Wales Reports First Equine Hendra Case of 2016

December 27, 2016

The 22-year-old horse died after a period of illness and receiving treatment from a private veterinarian.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2016

December 26, 2016

Popular slideshows included those on skin conditions, horse properties, pasture weeds, the Rio Olympics, and more.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

December 26, 2016

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Free Reports of 2016

December 25, 2016

Popular topics included body condition, bisphosphonates, horse identification, hoof problems, deworming, and more.... Read More

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Researchers Review Types of Tumors Found in Donkeys

December 23, 2016

Donkeys are commonly diagnosed with sarcoids. Other common horse tumors, however, are not prevalent in donkeys.... Read More

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2017 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

December 23, 2016

Lecture topics will include vaccinations, disease surveillance, foal nutrition, R. equi, biosecurity, and more.... Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms 16th Equine WNV Case of 2016

December 22, 2016

The unvaccinated 24-year-old gelding located in McCurtain County was showing mild neurologic signs of disease.... Read More

Posterior uveitis is first evident as a cloudy green vitreous (a jellylike substance behind the lens, seen in this smartphone video screen capture), and the veterinarian will not see the definition of the normal retinal anatomy.

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Shedding Light on Posterior Uveitis

December 22, 2016

This vision-threatening condition often doesn't become clinically apparent until late in the progression of the disease.... Read More

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UK to Host Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation Workshop

December 21, 2016

The workshop will take place March 9, 2017, at UK's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Spindletop Research Farm.... Read More