Recent News for Diseases and Conditions

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Parx EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

April 11, 2016

As of April 10, four horses--including the index case--have died or been euthanized.... Read More

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Moldy Hay: Bad for Horses, Bad for Humans

April 11, 2016

Certain strains of fungi found in moldy fodder can cause serious problems in both horses and handlers, scientists found.... Read More

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HBLB: New Research Projects, Scholarships Starting in 2016

April 10, 2016

Research topics include musculoskeletal and respiratory issues, parasites on stud farms, early pregnancy loss, and more.... Read More

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Recognizing Klebsiella Pneumonia in Practice

April 10, 2016

Researchers found that bloody nasal discharge was common in horses with Klebsiella pneumonia.... Read More

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The Importance of Postmortem Exams on Aborted Fetuses

April 09, 2016

Post-mortem exams are crucial to determine what caused the abortion. Here's what your veterinarian will look for.... Read More

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Managing Toxic Trees on Horse Farms

April 08, 2016

Some trees can kill horses, and horses can kill trees; ensure the equine-arbor relationship on your farm is positive.... Read More

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Mare Thyroid Condition Might be Linked to Foal Deaths

April 08, 2016

The rare condition--primary hypothyroidism--in mares could be behind a potentially deadly foal problem called CHDS.... Read More

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Study: Cardiac Recovery Time Identified as Heritable Trait

April 07, 2016

Selective breeding could lead to horses more tailored for endurance and improve welfare and performance, scientists say.... Read More

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Barn Air Quality Affects Horses' Breathing

April 06, 2016

Learn how to make changes around the barn to reduce horses' likelihood of developing respiratory disease.... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

April 06, 2016

What might cause one horse to have many ticks on him while his pasturemate only has a few?... Read More

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Kentucky Mosquitoes' Impact on Horses

April 05, 2016

Learn which mosquitoes can transmit disease and how to manage populations on your farm.... Read More

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A Look at Equine Recurrent Uveitis and Leptospirosis

April 05, 2016

Researchers believe pathogenic forms of Leptospira bacteria are associated with more than 60% of ERU cases.... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More

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Syndromic Surveillance and Spatial Epidemiology

April 04, 2016

Find out how data can help improve horse owners' knowledge of equine disease risks in their area.... Read More

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Two Barns at Pennsylvania Track Quarantined for EHV-1

April 04, 2016

A horse previously stabled at Parx Racing tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 and was euthanized April 2.... Read More

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Vets: Need for New AHS Vaccines 'Urgent'

April 03, 2016

African horse sickness has the potential to spread due to climate change and increased international horse movement.... Read More

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Equine Herpesvirus-Associated Ocular Disease

April 02, 2016

These viruses are known for causing respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic issues, but can also impact horses' eyes.... Read More

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Vet Fined for Failing to Meet Safety Hendra Virus Standards

April 02, 2016

The Australian vet did not provide the owner with all the necessary protective gear while testing a horse for Hendra.... Read More

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Equine Epistaxis: What You Need to Know

April 02, 2016

Causes of epistaxis--bleeding from the nose--can range from mild to life-threatening conditions. Here's what to know.... Read More

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10 Equine Skin Problem Resources on TheHorse.com

March 31, 2016

Learn about a variety of skin issues and prepare to battle tricky-to-treat conditions with these free resources.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2015

March 30, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, influenza, Hendra virus, equine infectious anemia, and more.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis Basics

March 30, 2016

Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, can be deadly in up to 90% of equine cases. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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The Equine Liver in Health and Disease

March 29, 2016

The liver is a complex organ tasked with many vital functions that maintain and sustain a horse's health and life. ... Read More

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Laser Safe for Uterine Cyst Removal, Future Foaling Rates

March 28, 2016

Foaling rates one and two years after successful cyst removal via laser photoablation were 74% and 65%, respectively.... Read More

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Researchers Compare Strangulating Intestinal Lesions

March 27, 2016

Epiploic foramen entrapments and gastrosplenic ligament entrapments are similar, but have some key differences.... Read More